Ancient Greek Beginners 1 - Online WEA Sydney

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For those who have no prior knowledge of Ancient Greek. After mastering the alphabet of this exciting language, read passages in Greek abridged from original sources, providing an insight into the culture. Through reading we cover essential grammar and build vocabulary. Be amazed at how even a little background in Greek provides an understanding of the complexities of both our own and other languages.


  • Online


  • Greek to GCSE Part 1 (Revised Edition) Bloomsbury Academic 2016), ISBN 9781474255165

Supplier: Abbey's Bookshop
Please note that textbook cost is not included in the course fee. In the event of a course being cancelled, WEA Sydney cannot be held responsible for the purchase of any textbooks. Language courses will be confirmed or cancelled at least 7 days prior to their starting date.


  • The Ancient Greek Alphabet and its background
  • Noun formation
  • Verb and Verbal forms
  • Brief, simple passages
  • Simple sentence from English to Ancient Greek
  • Cultural background, especially of Ancient Athens


By the end of this course, students should be able to:

  1. Gain the ability to recognise and read out Ancient Greek sentences
  2. Gain foundational knowledge of the the language's grammar
  3. Have an insight into the value of Ancient Greek to the modern world
  4. Appreciate the relationship between language and culture


If you are a new WEA Student and enrol into a language class and subsequently find that you are at the wrong level (whether too high or too low), you are permitted to transfer into another more suitable class at no additional cost, provided that the request is made within the first two classes and is in writing from your tutor directly to the Education Manager. After that point, an administration fee of $30 will apply.

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