Teachers’ Beginner Course in Ancient Greek

2017 JACT Greek Summer School

Bryanston School, Dorset

Sun 30 July -  Sat 12 August

The UK’s largest classical summer school (which annually welcomes 350 Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced students from the UK and beyond) will from 2017 offer a dedicated course for teachers (active or aspiring) who wish to begin learning Ancient Greek.

Students cover a great deal of Greek within a scholarly and academically-intensive environment; small class sizes enable fast progress. This course will provide a firm linguistic basis for teachers who plan eventually to teach Greek within their own schools. It will also represent an ideal CPD opportunity for those wishing to acquire expertise in a new field.

The main features will be:

· 32 hours of Greek tuition (with independent study in between sessions);

· coverage of the whole of John Taylor’s Greek to GCSE: Part One;

· integrated discussion about how this Greek material might be delivered to pupils in a school setting (e.g. resources, priorities, activities, how to explore links with Latin);

· over 20 seminars and lectures to choose from in the afternoons and evenings, covering a wide range of linguistic, literary, historical, philosophical and artistic topics;

· two dramatic performances by students: a comedy (in English) and a tragedy (in Greek);

· the chance to meet the course tutors - 45 school and university-level Greek teachers;

· access to Bryanston School’s sports and music facilities.

The course fee is £700: this includes all tuition and full-board accommodation (mature students are usually housed together). Generous bursaries are available for those who would otherwise be prevented from attending: please see the Bursaries tab for further information.

Any questions regarding the academic programme should be addressed to the Director of Studies, Henry Cullen: jactgreekdos@gmail.com.

Questions regarding all other matters (e.g. the application process, logistics of accommodation, and bursaries & financial matters) should be addressed to the Course Secretary, Cathy Bothwell: jactgreek@aol.com.

Applications will open on 1 February, via this website; potential applicants are encouraged to contact the Director of Studies or Course Secretary before (or when) they apply in order to discuss their individual circumstances and aims.