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Hey, Andrew! Teach Me Some Greek! | Review

If you or your elementary student wants to learn Biblical Greek, I recommend Hey, Andrew! Teach Me Some Greek! - Level 2 - a Biblical Greek Worktext. It has a variety of activities to help you learn Greek, and each activity is like a little puzzle to solve. It may look intimidating at first, but Greek 'n' Stuff walks you through step by step in this introductory course and offers plenty of review.


Level 2 set includes: 
  • A Biblical Greek Worktext which includes 30 lessons covering Alphabet review, six nouns, four verbs, and one conjugation, It has 143 student pages, not counting the flashcards and appendix and is priced at $18.95.
  • "Answers Only" Answer Key - $4.00.
  • Pronunciation CD which includes the Alphabet Song, a Biblical Greek Primer, and lessons for Level 1 and 2 - $10.00. 

The first seven lessons are alphabet review and practice.

Your learner will:
  • write each letter of the alphabet while saying it in Greek
  • write the names of the Greek letters
  • draw lines from Greek letters to their sounds
  • color or circle the correct letters and names of the Greek letters
  • learn visual discrimination by drawing lines through Greek letters that are alike 
  • write which Greek letter comes next
  • use flashcards to review each letter

Each lesson offers progressive review. There is even a dot-to-dot at the end to practice the Greek alphabet in order. By the end of the alphabet review (Lesson 7), your learner will be able to write, say, and visually discriminate each letter of the Greek alphabet.

New vocabulary is introduced in Lesson 8, and each lesson includes vocabulary practice through a variety of activities that are engaging.

The appendix has a glossary, a Greek Alphabet chart, a Vowels and Diphthongs chart, and flashcard tips. 

I used this program with my 10 year old daughter, Eliana, who is in the 5th grade. I wanted her to have a gentle, easy start, but she could have easily started in Level 3 . 



In our video of a lesson in progress. Eliana is working on the letters Iota (ee-o-ta) and Kappa (kap-pa). When she gets to the alphabet review, she plays the alphabet song. She has learned ten letters at this point, and still needs to look back to review, but by the end of the alphabet, she was moving through the review more quickly. 



Here are a few pictures of the pages she worked on today in Lesson 2.





Each lesson has six pages of activities to do - three pages front and back, and she works on one lesson per week.

The "Answers Only" Answer Key is a little instructional book, as shown below. Because I was doing this alongside Eliana, and we were just learning the alphabet for most of this review, I had no need for it, but she can use it to check her work independently. 


The flashcards in the back of the worktext are designed to be used daily. To use these, I ripped the pages out, cut them apart, and folded them in the middle.  


Then I hung them up in a sentence strip holder so I could learn them, too!  


The alphabet song is kind of catchy and fun to learn. In fact, I want to teach it to the other kids just so they are familiar with it.

Vocabulary introduced in Level 2 include the Greek words for:
  1. a man
  2. a brother
  3. an apostle
  4. I see
  5. I know
  6. and
  7. a servant
  8. a word
  9. I write
  10. a son
  11. I teach

When I first looked at the vocabulary words, I thought learning Greek would be too hard - it looked so confusing to me. I thought, if anything, we would at least learn the Greek alphabet. But, it wasn't as bad as I thought it would be, and once we learned the alphabet, we were able to read our first Greek word - Άνθρωπος - pronounced an-thro-pos. It means "a man." This is the Greek word from which we get the word anthropology - the study of man; however, English derivatives and their meanings are not taught in this book. 

Eliana will continue her introductory study of Greek as long as she has interest. The lessons are easy to do, but she doesn't like all the writing practice, so we'll see. I think it has the perfect amount for any young student wanting to learn Greek. 

Biblical Greek, also known as Koiné or common Greek is the language the New Testament was written in. If you want to learn Biblical Greek, I highly recommend Hey, Andrew! Teach Me Some Greek!

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2 comments

Margaret Chind said...

I am really enjoying this one. Your pictures in this review are inspiring!

Michelle said...

Oh, that's good! Thank you!