Group classes 

AUTUMN TERM 2020

Classical Greek (Intermediate level) 

Meeting on Mondays, 18:00-19:00 (UK time), this ongoing class covers grammar principles and reads adapted texts. The class is conducted via Zoom. Places available, join any time. Fees: £70 per 10 week term, pro-rata. Tutor: Helen McVeigh. 

NEW YEAR TERM 2021

Classical Greek for Beginners 

This class is for complete beginners and starts with the alphabet. Commencing on 9th January 2021, the class meets on Saturdays, 13:00-14:00 (UK time). The class is conducted via Zoom. Fees are £70 per 10 week term. Tutor: Dr Kerry Phelan. 

Classical Greek (Intermediate level) 

Meeting on Mondays, 18:00-19:00 (UK time), this ongoing class covers grammar principles and reads adapted texts. The class is conducted via Zoom. Places available, join any time. Fees: £70 per 10 week term, pro-rata. Tutor: Helen McVeigh. 

Classical Greek Reading Group 

This group will read an ancient Greek text and is aimed at those who already have a good understanding of ancient Greek grammar. The class is conducted via Zoom and will meet on Saturdays, 13:00-14:00 (UK time), from 9th January 2021. Fees are £70 per 10 week term. Tutor and text tbc.  

Latin for Beginners

This class is for complete beginners. Commencing on 9th Januay 2021, the class meets on Saturdays, 11:00-12:00 (UK time). The class is conducted via Zoom. Fees are £70 per 10 week term. Tutor: Stephen McCarthy.

1:1 lessons in Ancient Greek  

Continuing programme of lessons

One hour lesson per week, conducted via Zoom. I mark any homework you complete and am available for questions between lessons. £150 per calendar month. 

One-off lessons

Book a one-off Zoom lesson for help with exam revision, assignments, or whatever assistance with ancient Greek you require. Cost £40 per hour.

Intensive Courses

Online Refresher day 

A refresher day in Latin and Classical Greek will take place on Saturday 23rd January from 10am until 3.30pm. Classes will be conducted on Zoom.

Classes are available in Latin and Classical Greek at beginners, lower intermediate, upper intermediate and advanced levels. These classes are designed to review material covered in the summer school but it is not necessary to have attended the summer school: everyone is welcome.

Beginners Greek is for those seeking to refresh the important elements of the language. Students will cover the basic grammar principles to kickstart their revision, and examining some key vocabulary to help students conquer the introductory chapters of their chosen textbook.

Lower Intermediate Greek is for those who already know some ancient Greek. You already understand the present tense active forms, first and second declension nouns and prepositions. We will continue with future, imperfect and aorist tenses, and third declension nouns. 

Upper Intermediate Greek will cover more advanced grammar such as the subjunctive and optative mood and their uses; -μι verbs and subordinate clauses.

Advanced Greek will read selections from Odyssey 8 and Plato’s Ion.

Beginners Latin will revise first conjugation verbs: present, imperfect, perfect and future; first declension nouns: all cases; prepositions using accusative and ablative, and basic sentence construction into latin and from latin using all these constructs, extending to basic clausal sentences with conjunctions (sed/et).

Lower Intermediate Latin is for students who already have the basics of Latin. You will be expected to understand what the different cases are, and at least one or two of the declensions. You will also be expected to understand the Present Tense Active forms of verbs. From there, we will revise the other noun declensions, as well as the other Active tenses, finally touching on the Passive voice and participles. We will do some practice sentences throughout and then attempt an unseen passage of Latin.

Upper Intermediate Latin is for students who are familiar with all of the declensions and both the Active and Passive voices of all the verb tenses. We will cover more advanced grammar, beginning with the Subjunctive, and the different types of clauses (temporal, conditional, purpose, result), along with indirect statements and questions, before tackling a more advanced passage of Latin.

Advanced Latin class will read selections from the works of Ovid.

This revision day is open to all. Fees for this online day course are £35. Interested students can register with me by email (belfastsummerschool@gmail.com). The registration form can be downloaded here. Payment is required to secure your place at the refresher day and can be made online by clicking the link here or by bank transfer (details on request).

Belfast Summer School in Latin and Classical Greek

A virtual summer school will take place from Monday 5th July until Friday 16th July. If conditions allow, a face-to-face summer school will take place at Queen’s University Belfast from Monday 26th July until Friday 6th August 2021. Classes will be offered in Latin and Greek at beginners, lower intermediate, upper intermediate and advanced levels. Registration details to follow. 

BOOKING 

To register for any of the above courses, or to schedule a chat on Zoom to discuss your requirements, please email me at helen@helenmcveigh.co.uk.