Ancient Greek (Beginners)

King's College London

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Ancient Greek (Beginners)

  • Host University

    King's College London

  • Location

    London, England

  • Area of Study

    Greek, Greek Studies

  • Language Level

    Beginning, Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • Contact Hours

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3 - 4
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4.5 - 6
  • Overview

    Module description

    • This beginner-level intensive module gives you the opportunity to reach a point where you are able to translate basic English into Greek and to read very simple texts in Greek. It replaces one semester of Beginners and Intermediate Greek and is ideal if you intend to study for a Masters or Doctoral degree thus acquiring an essential skill for future research. It is also appropriate if you are an undergraduate students who would not otherwise have the chance to learn Greek from scratch, a mature student and for anyone with an interest in the Hellenic world.
    • This module will consist of a minimum of 45 contact hours with teaching taking place between 9 am and 5 pm from Monday to Friday. Please see the 2018 timetable but please note that content and timings are subject to change.

    Learning outcomes and objectives

    By the end of the module, you should have:

    • gained the ability to recognise, explain and use for themselves the basic principles of Greek grammar, to translate simple sentences from Greek to English, and to translate adapted Greek authors into English.
    • learnt how to analyse basic sentence structure logically and will begin to develop an understanding of the nuances of the language.


    • written examination/s

    Credit value

    • Classes can often be taken for credit towards degrees at other institutions, and are examined to university standards. To receive credit for King's summer classes, contact your home institution to ask them to award external credit. This class is equivalent to an undergraduate degree module and usually awarded 3-4 US credits or 7.5 ECTS.

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