RandallButh wrote:Well, first of all the textbooks are designed for self study and in book two there is ample English, too much English for experienced language learners, but they learn to skip over stuff. But our materials actually begin as a true parallel to such a classroom.
Is there also a teacher's guide or teacher's workbook then? Or would you expect a prof to tailor your program to the needs of the his/her class?
In our Book One picture lessons (more truly 'immersion' or monolingual, with Greek sound, but no English and no written Greek) students learn to associate groups of doers with αυτοί and they also see things given to a girl who is sometimes called παιδί, sometimes κορασίῳ, and sometimes αυτῇ. This is also covered in universal grammar rule number #1: "we do things like that, because that's the way the Greeks do them."
The basic idea is to open up a new directory in a student's brain and to format it for Greek. I exaggerate, of course, but such overstatement can be very helpful for many who start out learning Greek as anything but Greek.
Yes I've seen some of that on your website.
What do you think of the idea of doing vocab through powerpoint? I came up with this idea some time ago where you have, for example, a photo from Google images or a cartoon drawing of, say, a family. And then you could have an arrow pointing to the father, and perhaps a question like "τις εστιν αὐτος;" and then the class (or yourself if you're self-studying) needs to recall the Greek word, then the Greek word appears when you hit "next" in your powerpoint. In this case the answer would be "ὁ πατηρ," the next one μητηρ then ὑιος then θυγατηρ etc.
In book two they get an English explanation and grammar terms in both Greek and English, which is equally foreign for the first-time second-language student.
So that gets back to my original question. Because you DO have some grammar explanations, so how do you explain morphological things for nouns and verb endings?