(Grades 10 12; Prerequisite: department chair approval; absolutely no knowledge of Latin is necessary; 2 periods/week; full year; 1/2 credit)
Students are provided a clear and distilled introduction to Greek vocabulary, grammar & syntax, and these are then practiced in readings from Aesop's fables, stories from The Odyssey and Greek history. The first year of instruction covers the main forms of nouns and adjectives, and a range of active tenses, including participles. The text is supplemented with copious examples of Greek derivatives, and students thereby enrich their English vocabulary, both informally and for standardized tests. The class also reads in translation a tragedy or comedy.

Texts:    Greek to GCSE, Part 1 (Taylor [Bristol Classical Press])
NOTE: Many non-Latin students have taken, and are currently taking, this course with great success. It may be well added to any of the modern languages, since it reinforces grammar and vocabulary but is not taught as a spoken language.