Courses are offered based on demand. If you do not see the course you are looking for, or your chosen course is fully booked, please let me know and I will endeavour to organise a class taking account of your requirements. Whether a class proceeds is contingent upon a minimum enrolment.

Weekly Group classes 

SUMMER TERM 2021

Classical Greek for Beginners  (Course code GR1)

FULLY BOOKED

This class is for complete beginners and starts with the alphabet. Commencing on Saturday 10th April 2021, the class will meet every Saturday, 14:30-15:30 (UK time). The class is conducted via Zoom.

Students should have access to Greek to GCSE book 1.  Dates for the summer term are 10th April, 17th April, 24th April, 1st May, 8th May, 22nd May, 29th May, 5th June, 12th June, 19th June. NB no class on 15th May.

Fees are £70 for the term. Tutor: Dr Kerry Phelan.

Classical Greek: Post-Beginners (Course code GR2)

FULLY BOOKED

This class is for those with a rudimentary knowledge of Greek.

Meeting on Saturdays, either at 11:30-12:30 OR 13:00-14:00 (UK time), this class continues with the basics of classical Greek grammar using Greek to GCSE book 1. 

The class is conducted via Zoom. Dates for the summer term are 10th April, 17th April, 24th April, 1st May, 8th May, 22nd May, 29th May, 5th June, 12th June, 19th June. NB no class on 15th May.

Fees are £70 for the term. Tutors: Dr Kerry Phelan and Helen McVeigh. 

Classical Greek: Lower Intermediate level (Course code GR3)

FULLY BOOKED

Meeting on Saturdays, 13:00-14:00 (UK time), this class continues with the basics of classical Greek grammar using Greek to GCSE books 1 and 2. The class is conducted via Zoom. Fees are £70 for the term. Dates for the summer term are 10th April, 17th April, 24th April, 1st May, 8th May, 22nd May, 29th May, 5th June, 12th June, 19th June. NB no class on 15th May. Tutor: Helen McVeigh. 

Classical Greek (Upper Intermediate level) 

FULLY BOOKED

Meeting on Mondays, 18:00-19:00 (UK time), this ongoing class covers grammar principles and reads adapted texts. Students should have access to Greek to GCSE book 2. The class is conducted via Zoom. the group resumes on 10th April 2021. Fees: £70 per 10 week term, pro-rata. Tutor: Helen McVeigh.  Dates for the summer term are 12th April, 19th April, 26th April, no class on 3rd May, 10th May, 17th May, 24th May, no class on 31st May, 7th June, 14th June and 21st June.

Classical Greek Reading Group 

LIMITED SPACE AVAILABLE

This group reads ancient Greek texts and is aimed at those who already have a good understanding of ancient Greek grammar. The class is conducted via Zoom and meets on Saturdays, 15:00-16:00 (UK time), from 16th January 2021. Fees are £70 per 10 week term. Tutor: Derek McCann.

During the summer term, the class will read excerpts from Plato’s Phaedrus, Aristophanes’ Clouds, Diodorus Siculus, Menander’s Aspis, Herodotus Book 1, Odyssey Book 6, Euripides, Lysias Eratosthenes and Sophocles.

Dates for the summer term are 10th April, 17th April, 24th April, 1st May, 8th May, 22nd May, 29th May, 5th June, 12th June, 19th June. NB no class on 15th May.

Latin for Beginners (Course code LA1)

LIMITED SPACES AVAILABLE

This class is for complete beginners. Commencing on 10th April 2021, the class will meet on Saturdays, 13:00-14:00 (UK time). The class is conducted via Zoom. Fees are £70 per 10 week term. Tutor: Stephen McCarthy. Students should have access to Latin to GCSE book 1. Fees are £70 for the term. Dates for the summer term are 10th April, 17th April, 24th April, 1st May, 8th May, 22nd May, 29th May, 5th June, 12th June, 19th June. NB no class on 15th May.

Latin: Post-Beginners (Course code LA2)

FULLY BOOKED

This class is for complete beginners. Commencing on 10th April 2021, the class will meet on Saturdays, 13:00-14:00 (UK time). The class is conducted via Zoom. Fees are £70 per 10 week term. Tutor: Stephen McCarthy. Students should have access to Latin to GCSE book 1. Fees are £70 for the term. Dates for the summer term are 10th April, 17th April, 24th April, 1st May, 8th May, 22nd May, 29th May, 5th June, 12th June, 19th June. NB no class on 15th May.

Alexander the Great

FULLY BOOKED

Alexander the III of Macedon, oft known as ‘the Great’, is one of the most widely known individuals of the Classical past. With statues depicting his likeness found the world over, from Scotland to Skopje, history has turned this man into the archetype of the warrior king. Over five lessons, this course will introduce you to the impressive character of Alexander the Great and situate his actions and achievements in the remarkable world he inhabited. The first lesson will introduce Macedon, the birthplace of Alexander, and you will learn about the myths of Alexander’s childhood, his young life, and ascension to king at the age of just 20. We will consider Alexander’s conquests of the Persian Empire and beyond. The course will conclude with the Wars of the Successors after Alexander the Great’s death and consider how his legacy shaped the centuries after his demise.

Each lesson will cover the history of Alexander through engagement with ancient primary sources: namely Arrian, Plutarch, Diodorus, Curtius, Justin. Relevant extracts of text and images will be provided where not readily available online.

Classes will take place on Wednesdays, 19:00-20:00 GMT/UTC/UK time: 14th April, 21st April, 28th April, 5th May and 12th May 2021. The fee for this five week course is £35. To register, click the button below.

Belfast Summer School in Latin and Classical Greek

A virtual summer school will take place from Monday 5th July until Friday 16th July. Classes will be offered in Latin and Greek at beginners, lower intermediate, upper intermediate and advanced levels. Fees are £130 for two weeks, £70 for one week.

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. £140 per block of four lessons.

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.

REGISTRATION

To register for any of the above courses, please email me at helen@helenmcveigh.co.uk. I need to know your email address, and, if you are enrolling for a language class, what Greek or Latin you have done before (if any). Your place in the class is confirmed when payment is received. Payment can be made at the following link: paypal.me/helenmcveigh or by bank transfer (email me for the bank information).

Please email me at the above email address if you have any questions. I look forward to hearing from you!

-Helen