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Many books exist written in the Ancient Greek language that are worth of reading today. Ancient Greek should be so taught as to develop power to read those books in original language. This task, however, is often complicated by the necessity of learning a formidable grammatical nomenclature, and the beginner is often called upon to deal with situations outside his own experience. The research that linguists, psychologists, and language teachers have conducted over the past three decades stress the importance of integrating all four skills – listening, reading, speaking, and writing – in the Greek classroom. This program is designed to suggest ideas on how to use the inductive-contextual method (or Nature Method) which is based on the frequency vocabulary and the principle that new words should be introduced in a setting that makes possible their interpretation by reading alone. This program is chiefly based on the Italian edition of Athènaze, by M. Balme, G. Lawall, L. Miraglia and T. F. Bórri (vool I and II). Moreover, the Athènaze course offers the chance to use technology to full, especially surfing the internet.

Objectives

  • Improving teaching and learning according to the Nature Method.
  • Developing pedagogical methodologies for teaching Ancient Greek in a more effective way.
  • Supporting teachers to encourage the cooperative learning.
  • Discovering how writing and speaking in Ancient Greek may help overcoming certain difficulties of grammar and syntax.
  • Organizing lessons using the Nature Method.

For more information click here When Ancient Greek speaks

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