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Ancient Languages: Ancient Greek Beginners (online)

Key information

Subject area:

Arts & Humanities


Course type:

Summer


Course delivery mode:

Online


Credit level:

4


Duration:

3 weeks


Available course dates:

To be confirmed

Course overview

Undergraduate Summer School modules are intellectually stimulating, dynamic and highly participative. They are taught by leading King’s academics who are experts in their field. Classes are highly international with students from all over the world.

Each module comprises 150 study hours, including teaching, independent study and group work. Our undergraduate modules are examined to university standards and can be taken for credit towards degrees at other institutions.

This module is based on a 15-credit King’s undergraduate module and therefore typically awarded 3-4 US credits or 7.5 ECTS. To receive credit for King's summer modules, contact your home institution to ask them to award external credit.

What does this course cover?

This beginner-level intensive module gives you the opportunity to reach a point where you are able to translate basic English into Greek and to read very simple texts in Greek. It replaces one semester of Beginners and Intermediate Greek and is ideal if you intend to study for a Masters or Doctoral degree thus acquiring an essential skill for future research.

It is also appropriate if you are an undergraduate students who would not otherwise have the chance to learn Greek from scratch, a mature student and for anyone with an interest in the Hellenic world.

What will I achieve?

By the end of the module, you should have:

  • Gained the ability to recognise, explain and use the basic principles of Greek grammar, to translate simple sentences from Greek to English, and to translate adapted Greek authors into English.
  • Learnt how to analyse basic sentence structure logically and will begin to develop an understanding of the nuances of the language.

Who is this for?

This module replaces one semester of Beginners and Intermediate Greek and is ideal if you intend to study for a Masters or Doctoral degree thus acquiring an essential skill for future research. It is also ideal if you are an undergraduate student who would not otherwise have the chance to learn Greek from scratch, a mature student, or anyone with an interest in the Hellenic world.

The King's College London Undergraduate Summer School is open to students who are currently, or have been, enrolled in an undergraduate degree programme. We also welcome applications from professionals who have substantial relevant experience in their chosen subject area.

You should ensure that you are eligible to apply before you submit your application by checking our academic and English language entry criteria.

How will I be assessed?

  • One in-class test, one hour (80%)
  • Two in-class progress tests (20%)

What is the teaching schedule?

Undergraduate Online Summer School modules comprise 150 study hours over three weeks, which includes 45 hours of online learning activities and live classes, as well as independent study, team project work and assessment preparation.

Live classes will begin at 9am each weekday (British Summer Time). Teaching is through a variety of formats adapted for effective online learning by our digital education team, such as lectures, seminars and e-learning resources. In addition, some of the course material can be studied flexibly and at your own pace.

Course status:

Closed

Full fee £840

Application fee £60

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