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Classics at Orwell Park
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I have written a Greek coursebook for young learners, leading to GCSE. The aim is to present the material in a user-friendly, non-intimidatory way, and the emphasis is on clear lay-out and uncomplicated grammatical explanations. The exercises are punctuated by reading passages of manageable length which increase in frequency as the course progresses. A reference section at the end comprises vocabulary chunks for learning, a listing of verbs, a grammar summary and a two-way vocabulary. It runs to about 270 A4 pages and is entitled Streamlined Greek. A pdf of this, and of the answer book, can be downloaded free of charge below. Hard copies can be purchased from Amazon at £9.99.
Streamlined Greek : Click below
Streamlined Greek answer book: Click below
Prep School Latin Book 1
Prep School Latin Book 1 (available from Amazon at £7.50) has appeared as a result of feedback from those teachers who like the approach of my more comprehensive, substantial and expensive Prep School Latin handbook (see column 3 of this page!) but who are reluctant to commit to that volume, either for reasons of cost or because their pupils’ anticipated aims are more modest. It is, of course, very syllabus-specific, being targeted at ISEB’s Common Entrance Level 1 prescription. Feedback is, as always, very welcome. I should be especially interested to hear whether, if there were to be a Book 2, such a volume should simply continue from Book 1, or include Book 1’s contents and thereby constitute a single volume taking the pupil from first steps through to ISEB’s Level 2.
Prep School Greek
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