There is a lack of high-quality, comprehensive Greek instruction readily available in an inexpensive, expertly-presented, and self-paced format.
For this reason we have devised a new method based on the 1893 work of Charles Melville Moss (RIP) entitled A First Greek Reader. This phenomenally good text is available for free in the public domain, and we have supplemented it with numerous helps and extensive whiteboard explanations.
When we say that it is a new method, we really mean that it is an old, tried and true method which, though obviously true, few are willing to try.
Anyone who has attempted to learn Greek from the leading textbooks available today – whether for Koine or Attic – can easily see for themselves how little actual Greek language the majority of them contain. Most of these textbooks – and I have taught from all the major ones – contain only a small amount of actual Greek, and mostly explain rules and grammar.
Make no mistake, the understanding of grammar and constructions, learning forms and rules and applying them, is essential to a strong knowledge of Greek. But these skills arise from working with Greek and must not be learned in isolation.
In this way, The Moss Method is quite different: the student begins reading simple, connected Greek prose on the first day and continues to do so until the end of the course.
"This little book is intended to be put into the hands of pupils as soon as they have learned the first declension and the present indicative active of the verb. The stories are graded with this, and the subsequent progress of the pupils through all the declensions and verb forms, in view. But it is not a parsing book. It is intended to be a help toward a pleasant and rapid translation."
"In the matter of words it would seem better for a beginner to refer to a sentence in which they are actually used, than to a vocabulary where all connections in sense are lost. A large share of the use most pupils make of a vocabulary is to hunt out words whose meanings they might recall with a little more patience."
Each module is designed for working at one’s own pace but can reasonably be finished within one semester or a 5-month period. Alternatively, Modules I and II could be finished in one semester, and III and IV in a second semester.
We are now accepting rolling enrollment for the Moss Method. $325.
For more information about enrollment, please enter your name and email in the form here, or email Dr. Noe at [email protected].
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The intended audience for these modules is anyone who wishes to learn Greek, beginning simply and building a very comprehensive and strong structure. The course is especially well-suited for: Pastors and other professionals who wish to improve and perfect the Greek knowledge they have begun to attain elsewhere Second career individuals considering seminary Graduate school candidates who need Greek proficiency Undergraduates at an institution which does not offer Greek Greek teachers at secondary schools and elsewhere Students ages 12-18 in a homeschool, Classical Christian school, or public school setting Homeschool moms and dads who want to learn Greek and help their own children learn as well
Moss Method for Greek is exclusive access and password-protected. After purchasing this access, you can view videos and begin interacting extensively with Dr. Noe, receiving personalized instruction in answer to all your questions for up to 1-year. Video access is lifetime.
There you will also download assignments, quizzes, and exams.
Module I: $325