First Greek Course
First Greek Course is based on the Greek textbook, written by W.H.D. Rouse and revised for modern audiences by Anne Mahoney. This text is modeled on the "direct method" of language learning, which is nearly an immersion program where as much of the work of teaching and learning is conducted in the native language. The key advantage to such an approach is that students are actively involved in the language. They learn not only to read it, but to speak and write in it. Rouse's Greek Boym the Greek reader, is a companion that carefully follows the progression of this text.
- Paperback | 368 pages
- 177.8 x 251.46 x 22.86mm | 657.71g
- 01 Oct 2010
- Focus Publishing/R Pullins & Co
- MA, United States
- English, Greek, Modern (1453-)
- Bilingual edition
About Anne Mahoney
Anne Mahoney is Lecturer in Classics at Tufts University and holds a Ph.D. from Boston University. She has published articles and reviews on Greek poetry, particularly drama; and on Latin poetry, from Saturnians to the nineteenth century. She also has overseen the revision of "Allen and Greenough's New Latin Grammar" for Focus Publishing and updated the metrical material in that key reference work.
Back cover copy
This text is designed for courses in the introduction to classical Greek using the "direct method" of learning. This method is a near immersion method in which much of the course and the book as possible is done in Greek, relying less on translation and more on acquiring skills in reading, speaking and thinking in the target language. Rouse's classic book has been thoroughly revised for the modern students by Anne Mahoney. The Greek reader, Rouse's Greek Boy, is a companion that carefully follows the progression of this text.