Distance Greek Education: Answers

The other day I put out a query about distance education for ancient Greek. All I got was crickets, but that is what I expected since I don’t have a massive blog readership among classicists (or anybody really...). But I did make a few emails, and got several recommendations to drop a message off to the Classics-L list. So I did. Crickets...for a few days. And then I got a couple answers.

One came from a fella about high-school distance education in Greek and Latin. Well, that’s not what I was looking for, but I didn’t put much info about the level of education I was seeking, so it’s not his fault. If you’re interested in that, though, check out the Lukeion Project website.

The other answer, which is very promising, came from Owen Hodkinson of the University of Wales Lampeter. Here is the classics department’s distance education page. The offer both masters and a PhD program in classics. This school has real possibility.

If I hear from anyone else, I will let you know.


jeremy (3/22/2008 6:34 AM)

Thanks Eric. I’m studying classics now and have considered for later online/distance learning through U of Florida or somewhere else UF offers the MA and PhD in Classics online, but nothing really of simply Greek language; it’s mostly Latin and general Classics courses offered: http://web.classics.ufl.edu/distance/distance.html.

Thanks for this other mention!

Eric (3/23/2008 0:02 AM)

No problemo. I heard of that program in Florida. One of the classics blogs out there, probably Rogue Classicism, mentioned it a few weeks ago. But, unfortunately, it won’t work for me for the reasons you mentioned.

John Schwandt (4/13/2008 8:37 PM)

You may consider the Institute of Biblical Greek beginning course. (Sorry for the self promotion, I teach the course.) I’ve been teaching Greek courses online for nearly ten years (in addition to teaching at a local college.) We are now using Athenaze, and I’m producing many additional audio materials for the course.

I’m dividing the material up into units so you can work at whatever pace you desire.

Here is the link www.biblicalgreek.org/classes/web/

I’m always available to answer any questions.


Eric (4/13/2008 9:23 PM)

Self-promotion is fine, actually (in moderation, of course!). I’m looking to work toward a degree, if possible, so this is probably not the best option for me. I’ve also spent about 10 years studying Koine Greek, so I don’t think I’ll need too much help to get through the two Athenaze books. But, that being said, thanks for dropping in a comment. Hopefully someone will find it useful.