Homeschool Greek is an excellent Greek language system. I am 50+ yrs. old and didn’t finish high school, but a couple of years ago I decided I would like to learn Biblical Greek. I have tried a couple of other Greek lesson systems, Mounce and Voeltz, plus some freebies that can be found online, and found them quite difficult. Mr. Bluedorn has developed a lesson plan that provides an easy to follow, step by step system that is divided into easily digestible lessons.
Homeschool Greek begins with the basics of English grammar, then transitions into Greek grammar with an intuitive and easy to remember plan. The accompanying tapes reinforce the lessons aurally and provide a pronunciation guide. Each lesson is quite brief, with plenty of review to fix the previous lessons in your mind. The lessons finish with a reading of a couple of verses from the book of Mathew interlined with a very literal translation so you can see exactly what each Greek word means and how the grammar differs from English. Every few lessons there are review quizzes. This is an integrated system that works very well for me — a little vocabulary, a little grammar, some hearing, and some reading — never so much that it overwhelms, just enough to keep things interesting.
I would recommend Homeschool Greek to any person who is thinking of learning Greek. I think it is an excellent tool, and because it is designed for homeschoolers who may not be proficient in the Greek they want to teach their children, Mr. Bluedorn has devised a system that essentially teaches itself. I have learned more Greek in the last two months than I did in the previous two years, and I’ve enjoyed every minute of it.
Via, veritas, vita
Grace Lutheran Church
Wow! What a wonderful review!
Harvey & Laurie, at approximately what age would you recommend beginning Greek studies?
We suggest that you could start with the Greek alphabet as soon as the child is able to read well.
Thank you. I can’t wait to learn it along with my children!