Ancient Greek for reading and research (Intermediate) - Online

This course is aimed at people who want to learn Ancient Greek for reading and research purposes. Lessons focus on developing reading and text interpreting skills, allowing a fast pace progress. If your language level ranges from post-beginners to lower intermediate, you are welcome to join.

Key Information

  • Session information: Thursdays at 6-8pm 
  • Timeline: Starting 21 January - running until 25 March 2021
  • Term 1: 10 weeks (30 learning hours), starting 21 January -  25 March 2021; Term 2: 10 weeks (30 learning hours), 6 May - 8 July 2021
  • Fees: Term 1 - £120. Term 2 £120. Full Course £240

This course will be taught in a group size of a minimum 7 and maximum 11 students. Course fee includes all tuition, access to VLE (virtual learning environment), handouts and any tests/exams, but not a textbook.

This course will be online.  

This course will start in January and run for 20 weeks (4 week break over ), lessons will resume in May 2021. It comprises 60 learning hours over two terms. Lessons are two hours long and take place once a week.  When enrolling you are committing to the full 20 weeks.  There is the option to pay for the full course in one payment or two instalments.

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Entry level

You have reached level B1 or completed the academic research (level 1) course or you have enough knowledge to be on track with the group. You can use the ELP self-assessment grid to judge how competent you are in the language. Alternatively, if you require help to assess you level please contact us or come along to one ofour drop-in sessions.

Course content

The Intermediate Ancient Greek for Reading & Research Purposes course aims to take learners from a basic level towards greater confidence in reading of unadapted texts. Furthermore, each session will focus on fundamental aspects of Ancient Greek grammar, including morphology, syntax and vocabulary, building on the knowledge gained in the Beginners’ level course. As the course progresses, the tutor will suggest genres and periods most appropriate to the interests of each student and will tailor readings accordingly. You will further build on strategies in interpreting and translating texts in Ancient Greek. In addition, you will be reading texts immediately and building a working vocabulary, thereby increasing the amount and level of your Ancient Greek knowledge with every session.


The tutor will provide all necessary handouts and resources.

Our approach

The course takes place at an accelerated pace to enable you to read Ancient Greek texts from a wide range of sources and time periods. Reading skills are developed by systematically working through short texts and focusing on the recognition of key grammatical structures (verbs, tenses, sentence patterns and word order, negation, nouns, connectors, pronouns, adjectives, prepositions, the passive, idioms, etc.). Students will be encouraged to seek opportunities to learn and practise outside the classroom taking advantage of learning resources provided by tutors and the programme. Group size are limited to 12 students and planned to allow intensive interactive practice with individual feedback and advice on progress.