I love foreign language curriculums! I’m not certain why? I want my children to learn anything they can about other languages because I myself was a foreign language failure in my middle and high school years. Seriously! It was awful! Over achieving me had to retake the classes twice! I don’t want my kids to suffer the same fate. So I was excited to get to review Hey, Andrew! Teach Me Some Greek! – Level 3 Set from Greek ‘n’ Stuff with my son recently.
Hey, Andrew! Teach Me Some Greek! – Level 3 Set includes a student work, answer key, and a pronunciation CD. The workbook is consumable and intended for use with one child. It contains 36 lessons. Students can work on one page a day and complete the program in one school year. There are flashcards in the back of the workbook for extra practice as well as other useful tools like the Greek Alphabet, and information on verbs and nouns.
The answer key is much like the workbook except, of course, it has the answers. It also contains some teaching tips and a schedule among other things.
The pronunciation CD contains a Greek Alphabet song and the word pronunciations for the lessons. The CD is well organized. The tracks match the page numbers in the workbook. I couldn’t do this program without the CD. It is a must have tool.
Level 3 Is intended for upper elementary students and older. The company recommends you start here even if you’ve never studied any Greek before. The beginning of the workbook focuses on review. Though we never studied Greek before found this program easy to use and follow.
My Ezra (9) was very excited to start this review. We’ve used a Bible concordance with Greek translations before so he had in his mind that learning some Greek could help him understand what was in that concordance better. The program begins with a quick study of the Greek Alphabet. You read the letters and practice writing them much like any other handwriting book. We took a good week or so on these. He could have finished the pages in one sitting but I thought it’d be better for the memory to take a slower pace.
Starting with lesson three you begin to work on Greek words. You begin with simple familiar words that label things around you like “brother.” He completes about a page a day and takes about 10 minutes or less to complete a lesson. I’ve worked the flashcards into our “morning time” when we sit together and review memory work and other similar things.
The program is really easy to follow even for a mom like me who doesn’t do well with foreign languages. We can complete it quickly so holding my son’s attention is very easy. The pronunciation CD makes life so much easier. I know I’m not messing things up by guessing at the words. And when we forget we just replay the CD. I think every foreign language program should include one.
Overall this is a fantastic, simple, easy to follow program for learning Greek! A great product for any homeschool family.
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