What is it
A summer Greek language course, based on the “nature”, or “inductive-contextual”, method, and directed towards everyone, from teachers to students to plain enthusiasts, who has a love for the language of Plato.
Four different learning levels
When registering, the participants will choose one of these three levels: A1, A2, B1 or B2.1.
Students must have the following books: Athènaze I (the much augmented Italian edition) and Meletèmata I for the levels A1-B1, and Athènaze II and Meletèmata II for the level B2.1. The following chart shows the chapters of to be covered:
A1: chapters I through V;
A2: chapters VI through X;
B1: chapters XI through XV;
B2: chapters XVI through XVIII.
In the four levels, the following points of grammar will be dealt with, respectively:
A1: the alphabet; Greek orthography and pronunciation; the article; the first and second declension; first class adjectives; personal pronouns; possessives; the present indicative active; the imperative active; the infinitive active;
A2: all the declensions; second class adjectives; the present indicative middle; the present participle active and middle; numerals; the interrogative tís and the indefinite tis.
B1: the 1st and the 2nd aorist, the imperfect, the relative pronoun and relative clauses, 3rd declension nouns with stem in -εσ-, comparatives and superlatives of adjectives and adverbs, the demonstratives οὗτος, ὅδε, ἐκεῖνος, expressions of time, interrogative and indefinite adverbs.
B2.1: the 3rd aorist, contracted verbs in -ο-, contracted nouns of the 2nd declension, the verbs δύναμαι, κεῖμαι and ἐπίσταμαι, the irregular nouns ἡ ναῦς and ὁ βοῦς, numerals, the future, the verbs εἶμι, δίδωμι and τίθημι, final clauses with ὡς and the future participle, the meanings of αὐτός, 3rd declension adjectives of the group of ταχύς, ταχεῖα, ταχύ.
A course tailored for you
We believe that Greek is a language too, and that in order to learn any language well, one must exercise the four basic linguistic skills: listening, speaking, reading and writing.
We want everybody to take an active part in our lessons; that’s why, each group will be composed of no more than ten participants.
To get an idea of how our lessons go, and to choose the right level, we recommend taking a look at the following videos, focused respectively on A1 and A2.