Inventory of Classical Greek Teaching in the Schools


Versions of the following questionnaire were widely distributed in Fall 2000 and Spring 2001. The responses follow, arranged alphabetically by state (standard Postal Service abbreviations) and by city. In reporting the responses, the numbers 1, 2, 3, and 4 correspond to the four questions on the questionnaire.

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I am preparing an inventory of Classical Greek programs in the schools. I am intrigued by the number of Latin teachers who are introducing Greek to their Latin students at some point in their Latin sequence or are teaching Greek in non-traditional contexts, such as before school, during lunch periods, after school, as independent study, or as part of Latin Club activities.

1. Does your school offer a regular course or courses in Classical Greek? YES NO

    If YES, please list the courses and levels offered, indicate approximate enrollments in each course, and indicate the textbook used in each course. Please use the reverse of this letter.

2. Do you teach Greek in any non-traditional context, i.e., at some point in your Latin sequence or before school, during lunch periods, after school, as independent study, or as part of Latin Club activities, etc.? YES NO

    If YES, please briefly describe your teaching of Greek. I would like to facilitate a support network among those teaching Greek in non-traditional contexts.

3. Is there a need for a new Introduction to Greek book that would meet the needs of such teachers better than existing textbooks, which are constructed with traditional sequences of Greek instruction in mind? YES NO

    If YES, what might it contain? How much grammar? Stories? Culture? Etymology? (Please jot down your ideas. Would you like to help author such a book?)

4. Is there a need for a National Greek Exam that would be the equivalent of the Introduction to Latin Exam offered by the National Latin Exam Committee? YES NO

Those who teach Classical Greek at the school level and have not responded to this questionnaire are urged to do so. Their replies will be added into this report. Send replies to Professor Gilbert Lawall, Department of Classics, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA 01003-3905 or via e-mail: Questions or comments may be addressed to the same.

Additional material is included in an Appendix.

Ecce Romani Teachers' Corner link Greek Teachers' Corner

The Julius Caesar Web Project Link

About Gilbert Lawall - New England Latin Placement Service
Ecce Romani - Ecce Romani Newsletter - Cane Instructional Materials - Cane Material Downloads
Ecce Romani Teachers' Corner - Greek Teachers' Corner
Graduate Program - Links - Inventory of Classical Greek Teaching in the Schools
Classical Greek in the Pioneer Valley Schools: A Symposium- The Julius Caesar Web Project