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Elementary Greek Year One Complete Set
Elementary Greek Year One Complete Set

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Elementary Greek For Our Bookends
We often refer to Joy and Pearl as our bookends. Not only because they are the start and finish of our family, and not just because of their identical addictions to books, but also because they are alike in so many ways, it is creepy! Joy has been studying Greek on her own for awhile, using a number of good and not so good programs, so when this course arrived, she was elected to preview it for us. Not only did she like it, she thought it would be perfect for Pearl. Of course.

Self-Teaching or Parent Led
Elementary Greek is year one of a 3-year program. Designed to be used as a complete parent-assisted oral koine Greek course for children as young as 10, or even better as a self-teaching written program for older children and adults. There are 30 weeks of daily incremental lessons which introduce the Greek alphabet, basic vocabulary, grammar, memory work, and translation. The workbook provides the practice and application, so you'll want one per student.

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No previous Greek knowledge is necessary because each concept is covered thoroughly and reviewed regularly throughout the complete course. This is a nifty program, and Joy is probably right, it will be just perfect for Pearl!

Try A Sample
To download a selection from the text, just click on the name. To download it to disk, Right-Click (PC) or Control-Click (Mac) and select "Save Target." (Requires the free Acrobat Reader.)

  • From Lesson 3, Verbs Part I (44kb PDF)
  • From Lesson 6, The Irregular Verb eimi (66kb PDF)
  • From Lesson 25, Prepositions with the Genitive (104kb PDF)
  • 1 Textbook: Paperback 6x9", 176pp, ISBN 0-9742391-7-8
    1 Workbook: Paperback 8.5x11", 96pp, ISBN 0-9742391-8-6
    1 Audio Companion: 1 CD (74 minutes), ISBN 0-9742391-9-4
    1 Set Of Flashcards: 130 coated cards, 2.5x3.5", ISBN 0-9742391-6-X

    Publisher's Information
    Author: Christine Gatchell
    Publisher: Open Texture
    Consumable: Workbook
    Reproducible: No

    No tests or quizzes are included; perfect for our no-nonsense approach to learning. As one of our customers brought to our attention though, those of you who are required by state law to keep track of grades may want to know this ahead of time. Our suggestion? Simply grade the workbook pages!

    Average Customer Review: 3.5 of 5 Total Reviews: 5 Write a review.

      0 of 0 people found the following review helpful:
    Greek October 24, 2011
    Reviewer: Lisa from Beaverton, OR United States  
    I don't know much about the Greek language, so whether we are learning correctly or not I do not know.  I will say it has been easy to teach, easy to follow and fun to learn.  My 10 year old who doesn't like much of anything when it comes to school work, thinks it is fun.  It is even his favorite subject. When asked why he likes it, it's because of all the fun symbols.  We will continue with year 2.  I also like that they are learning Bible verses in Greek.

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      1 of 1 people found the following review helpful:
    Greek made easy February 19, 2009
    Reviewer: Carol Stack from Riverside, CA United States  
    My kids and I struggled through a couple of other Greek programs before we found this at Timberdoodle. Elementary Greek is the best!

    Greek is now a subject the kids and I enjoy. We have 2 or 3 more chapters left in year one and then will go onto year 2. We actually look forward to Greek each day.

    What I like about it is the review in many chapters of things like verb endings, noun endings, and the article "the" that changes in Greek depending on if the noun is masculine, feminine, neuter, singular or plural.

    This program rescued us when I thought Greek might be beyond our understanding.

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      2 of 2 people found the following review helpful:
    Pros and Cons... November 5, 2008
    Reviewer: Christie G. from Vail, AZ  
    I was excited to find a Greek program geared towards elementary students. We are now finishing the first book with students ages 5,9,11,16.  Pros-  This material is more serious than Hey Andrew! It is more accessible for younger students than Bluedorns. It would be easy for my older students to use this material independently.   (However, I teach this to all at the same time, as foreign language learning is more enjoyable with a crowd.) It does not require a large daily time investment.  It is significantly less expensive than Bluedorns. I have no Greek background and have been able to teach this with minimal frustration. Even my three year old is learning vocabulary.  I have used it to teach basic English grammar- two subjects in one! We have enjoyed learning Greek, my children use it as code. Cons- Not enough extra practice material for me to pull from in the teaching book. There were MANY MANY errors, typos, inconsistencies in producing this book. It took several months to receive an errata report from the publisher. I finally reached the author and communicated with her.  I would appreciate more explanations as to usage, accents, etc. The author often does not explain things that my children noticed and had questions for. This would not be sufficient for a full high school credit, I will count it as a semester.   All in all, we are continuing with this product. However, I am purchasing other materials for reference for myself and for extra practice. The children are really learning. On Sundays, when our pastor makes a reference to something in Greek, the children are often familiar with what he is referencing.  I hope this is helpful in making your purchase.

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      1 of 1 people found the following review helpful:
    Moves at a satisfying pace without overwhelming November 4, 2008
    Reviewer: Jeanne H. from Tucson, AZ  
    Elementary Greek is a simple program that moves at a satisfying pace without being overwhelming. The textbook, workbook, cd and flashcards all work together to help the student grasp the subject matter.  As a teacher-led program for upper elementary through middle school, or an independent program for motivated older students, Elementary Greek is great!

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      2 of 2 people found the following review helpful:
    New Testament Greek, NOT modern! October 23, 2008
    Reviewer: Lisa C. from Wasilla, Alaska  
    Because of my ignorance of the Greek language, I bought this not knowing that Koine is neither modern nor ancient.  After listening to the CD for a few minutes my 7 year old (who had taken several modern Greek classes) said "they are not saying the letters correctly, Mom."  I would not recommend this curriculum if your intent is to ever speak Greek in your travels.

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