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2019-2020 COURSE SCHEDULE AT THE GREEK INSTITUTE

  • Cycle I: September 9-November 15, 2019 
  • Cycle II: November 18, 2019; Break: November 25-29, 2019; Break: December 23, 2019-January 3, 2020; January 6-February 14, 2020
  • Week of February 17, 2020: Make-Up Classes 
  • Cycle III: February 24-May 1, 2020 
  • Week of May 4, 2020: Make-Up Classes 
  • Cycle IV: May 11-July 17, 2020 
  • Week of July 20, 2020: Make-Up Classes
  • July 27-September 4, 2020: Summer Break  
IF YOU ARE REGISTERING FOR A CLASS ONE WEEK PRIOR TO THE COMMENCEMENT OF THE LEARNING CYCLE, PLEASE MAKE SURE TO CONTACT THE GREEK INSTITUTE VIA EMAIL: GREEKINST@VERIZON.NET TO ENSURE THAT (1) YOUR CLASS IS AVAILABLE (2) THERE IS ROOM IN THE CLASS. THANK YOU.

 

 


"The Greek language is Greece's most precious gift to the world.  The loftiest ideas and
most refined sentiments have been expressed through the Greek language."

    - Athan Anagnostopoulos, Director

Since the fall of 1990, The Greek Institute has been offering a full range of Greek language courses including Ancient, New Testament, and Modern Greek.

We provide students with an opportunity to study Greek in a supportive, yet academically challenging environment. 

Our teachers are highly qualified and experienced. Traditionally, there are no more than 10-12 students in each class.  In some instances, our students have been able to fulfill their foreign language requirements at both the college and high school levels. Our standards and expectations both for staff and students are kept at a high level of excellence.
 


To Register

By Mail:  Print and fill out the Course Registration Form and mail with full payment to The Greek Institute, 1038 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA  02138.  Enclose a check or money order.  If you pay with your Visa, Mastercard, or American Express Card, write your card number, expiration date and your zip code on the registration form, and please do not forget to sign your name.  (You will need the free Adobe Reader to view the form)

Walk-In:  Please stop by and register in person.  We can also reserve your spot and you can register on the evening of the course.

If you have any questions, or would like more information, please call us at 617-547-4770 or e-mail us at greekinst@verizon.net

 


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MATHESIS (learning, knowledge, experience)

A program in Greek Language (ancient and modern) and Culture for high school students. Instructors are Jesse Sawyer, M.A. in Classical Languages, teaching Ancient Greek, and Lia Triarchou, M.A. in Education, teaching Modern Greek.

Tuition: $225 for each course. Textbooks are not included in the cost and can be purchased at The Greek Institute. If you are interested in this course, please contact The Greek Institute at: greekinst@verizon.net or call 617.547.4770.

 

ANCIENT GREEK

With 5th century Athens as our starting point, we will rapidly immerse ourselves in the language and culture of the ancient Greeks. As part of our introduction to the language, we will encounter poets, philosophers, and historical figures, whose works and contributions have left a lasting imprint on Western culture. While our primary focus will be on language study, we will also take time to delve into various aspects of Ancient Greek culture and civilization, including religion, history, mythology, art, and architecture. By the end of the course, students will not only have a basic understanding of Ancient Greek vocabulary and grammar, but also, and most importantly, an appreciation for why the study of ancient Greece and her language is as relevant to us today as it has ever been. No prior knowledge of Greek required.

Texts: 2nd edition of the JACT Reading Greek textbook. You will need to obtain two volumes: Text & Vocabulary and Grammar & Exercises. Supplemental readings and materials will be provided by the instructor.

 

INTRODUCTORY ANCIENT GREEK

For those with no prior knowledge. An introduction to the grammar, syntax, and vocabulary of ancient Greek, with selected readings from original texts.  Our goal will be to encounter as much Greek as possible, as soon as possible, in order to build reading skills and gain an appreciation for the beauty of the Greek language.

Wednesdays 6:00-7:30 pm, begins 9/11/2019, 10 weeks, $225. For additional materials & options, see pull-down menu below.

Intro Ancient

     

    INTERMEDIATE ANCIENT GREEK

    Prerequisite:  Introductory Ancient Greek or permission from instructor.  Continuing our introduction to grammar, syntax, and vocabulary, but with greater emphasis on reading original texts.  We will translate selections from Euripides, Plato, and other Greek authors chosen by the class.

    Wednesdays 7:30-9:00 pm, begins 9/11/2019, 10 weeks, $225. For additional materials & options, see pull-down menu below.

    Intermediate Ancient

     

    INTRODUCTION TO HOMERIC GREEK

    No prior knowledge of ancient Greek necessary!  An introduction to Greek through the Iliad and the Odyssey.  Students will learn the grammar, syntax and vocabulary of Greek epic poetry, with the goal of learning to read and appreciate Homer's timeless masterpieces in the original ancient Greek.  It has been said that there is no better way to learn Greek than to begin with Homer - please join us and start your epic journey.

    • Not available in Cycle I, if you are interested in this class, please e-mail The Greek Institute at greekinst@verizon.net. [Please note: A class is comprised of 3 or more students.]

       

      READING ANCIENT GREEK

      In this course we will read selections of ancient Greek poetry and prose, from Homer to the New Testament.  Although our primary goal will be to develop strong reading skills, we will also discuss the history of Greek literature and its development from oral tradition to the very foundation of Western Civilization.  In addition to the selected readings, during the second half of the course the class will choose a particular author for further directed study.  Prerequisite: One year of Greek.

      Thursdays 6:00-7:30 pm, begins 9/12/2019, 10 weeks, $225. For additional materials & options, see pull-down menu below.

      Reading Ancient

        MODERN GREEK

        Our study of the modern Greek language will include the three major aspects of reading, writing, and conversation. Conversation will be emphasized. We will learn the alphabet, correct pronunciation, grammar, and syntax. We will learn basic vocabulary, the simple present tense, noun gender, adjectives, and simple sentence structure. Students will continually expand their vocabulary – also with words which correspond to and strengthen their English vocabulary. Thousands of words such as economy, politics, democracy, poetry, history, philosophy, music, theater, and countless others are part of our everyday vocabulary. The study of Greek will also strengthen students’ understanding of basic grammatical structure in English. At the end of the first ten weeks, students will be able to carry on basic conversation in Greek. No prior knowledge of Greek is required. An intermediate level class is also available for those beyond the beginning level.

        The text to be used is "Communicate in Greek" by Kleanthis and Froso Arvanitakis. 

         

        MODERN GREEK, BEGINNING I

        For those with no prior knowledge, introduction to the alphabet, correct pronunciation, grammar, and syntax of the Greek language.  Basic vocabulary, simple present tense, noun gender, adjectives, and simple sentence structure are included.  Reading and writing skills are developed.  Conversation is emphasized.  Core textbook used is "Communicate in Greek" by Kleanthis and Froso Arvanitakis. Supplementary textbooks and materials are also used.  

        Textbooks may be purchased ($45 each, and exercise workbooks are $15) at the Greek Institute and are not included in the cost for the class. See pull-down menu below.

         

        Section B: Tuesdays 7:30-9:00pm, begins 9/10/2019, 10 weeks, $225. For additional materials & options, see pull-down menu below. This class is for returning students, but new students at this level are welcome. 

        Begin I: Section B

         

        Section D: Wednesdays 7:30-9:00pm, begins 9/11/2019, 10 weeks, $225. For additional materials & options, see pull-down menu below.

        Beg I: Section D

         

        Section A: Thursdays 6:00-7:30pm, begins 9/12/2019, 10 weeks, $225. For additional materials & options, see pull-down menu below. This class is for returning students, but new students at this level are welcome.

         
        Begin I: Section B

          

         

        Section E: Thursdays 7:30-9:00pm, begins 9/12/2019, 10 weeks, $225. For additional materials & options, see pull-down menu below.

        Beg I: Section E

         

        MODERN GREEK, BEGINNING II

        Reading, writing, and conversational skills acquired in Beginning I are further developed. Vocabulary is expanded.  Dialogues are more sophisticated. Students learn the simple past and simple future tenses, and more complex sentence structure.  Active participation is always emphasized.

        Section A: Tuesdays 6:00-7:30pm, begins 9/10/2019, 10 weeks, $225.For additional materials & options, see pull-down menu below. 

        Begin II: Section A

         

        Section B: Tuesdays 7:30-9:00pm, begins 9/10/2019, 10 weeks, $225. For additional materials & options, see pull-down menu below. This section is designated for returning students, but is open to new students at this level.

        Begin II: Section B

         

        Section C: Wednesdays 7:30-9:00pm, begins 9/11/2019, 10 weeks, $225. For additional materials & options, see pull-down menu below.

        Begin II: Section C

           

          MODERN GREEK, BEGINNING III 

          Reading, writing, and conversational skills continue to be developed.  There are more complex grammatical structures used. Modern Greek literature is introduced.

          Section A: Thursdays 6:00-7:30pm, begins 9/12/2019, 10 weeks, $225. For additional materials & options, see pull-down menu below.

          Begin III: Section A

           

          Section B: Thursdays 7:30-9:00pm, begins 9/12/2019, 10 weeks, $225. For additional materials & options, see pull-down menu below. This class is for returning students, but new students at this level are welcome.

          Begin III: Section B 

             

            MODERN GREEK, INTERMEDIATE I

            More advanced vocabulary and grammar introduced, with increased fluency in reading. Class conducted entirely in Greek. Emphasis on conversation.

            Section A: Tuesdays 6:00-7:30 pm, begins 9/10/2019, 10 weeks, $225. This section is designated for returning students, but open to students at this level.  

            Intermediate I: Section A

               

              MODERN GREEK, CONVERSATION I

              Students will focus on developing vocabulary and expressions for use in everyday life.  Role playing exercises, oral drills, and reading from modern Greek literature will be included. Class will be conducted entirely in Greek.  (Students who are Beginning Level III or Intermediate Level I qualify for this class.)

              Wednesdays 7:30-9:00 pm, begins 9/11/2019, 10 weeks, $225. For additional materials & options, see pull-down menu below.

              Conversation I 

               

              GREEK LANGUAGE TUTORIALS

              Private sessions designed to meet individual needs of the student.  Available at all levels and offered throughout the year.  Schedule flexible to accommodate student and teacher. All materials available at The Greek Institute. $45 per session. See pull-down menu below to select the number of tutorials you require. 

              Private Tutorial 

               

              AN INTRODUCTION TO KOINE: NEW TESTAMENT GREEK

              This course will consist of an intensive and systematic study of the basic grammatical and syntactical forms of New Testament Greek. Selected readings will include some of the most well-known passages in the New Testament. 

              • Not available in Cycle I, if you are interested in this class, please e-mail The Greek Institute at greekinst@verizon.net. [Please note: A class is comprised of 3 or more students.]

               

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