Elementary Greek Koine for Beginners Year One Audio CD
Year 1 introduces the Greek alphabet, basic vocabulary, present active indicative verb conjugation, 1st and 2nd noun declensions, nominative and genitive case, article "the," adjectives, prepositional phrases, linking verbs with sentence constructions, and translations. The Audio Companion CD parallels the text. Each lesson component is read with pauses to allow for practice. Memory verses are presented first with each word said separately with a pause for repetition and then without pauses but time to repeat the complete verse at the end. Memory verses, by the way, are all taken from Scripture.
Finally, a Greek text that's both simple and substantial! Designed to be used as a full course for teaching children as young as 3rd grade, Elementary Greek may also serve as a self-teaching program for teens and adults. No previous knowledge is necessary and each concept is covered thoroughly and reviewed regularly throughout the course.
Thirty weeks of daily lessons in the textbook insure a complete school year of brief, incremental lessons with no additional planning. The student workbook provides practice and application at each step of the way. An audio companion CD is available to aid in pronunciation of individual letters, words, grammar paradigms and passages. The set also includes flashcards that cover every vocabulary word used in the text.
If you are looking for an easy-to-use program that teaches New Testament Greek in a straightforward and uncomplicated way that can be used with all ages (even students as young as 2nd grade), then your search is over. Elementary Greek is just that sort of program! Lessons are brief and incremental. Each concept is covered thoroughly with regular review. The teacher needs no previous knowledge of Greek and, in fact, both older students and adults can use the course as a self-teaching study. There is a basic simplicity in all the material, but don't be fooled! This course also provides substantial coverage of the language of the New Testament. Speaking of which, did you know that Koine Greek was the language of the common people not quite as precise as classical Greek and the language of business transactions and everyday activities? Interestingly, by comparison, material covered in Year 1 of Elementary Greek isn't covered until Level 3 of Hey, Andrew!
The format for each year's course is the same - 30 lessons divided into 5 days of lessons. Lessons include presentation and review of memory verses, new conjugations coupled with review, declensions and review, irregular verbs with review, and systematic vocabulary presentation and review. These lessons are written out in each Textbook; basically you pick up the book and off you go! The Workbook parallels the textbook providing space to write as the student progresses through the lessons. Daily work includes copying memory verses, writing words and translations, filling out conjugations along with review questions, fill-in-the-blank questions to reinforce lessons, review questions and practice, and review and translate from memory. Other course components include: Audio Pronunciation CDs, Flashcards, Test Books, and Answer Keys (Year 1 & 2 only). Each Year Set includes the text, workbook, CD, flashcards, tests, and answer keys (except Year 3).