I have wanted to learn Greek for a long time in order to deepen my personal study of the Bible. I was SUPER excited for the opportunity to study Koine Greek with Hey, Andrew! Teach Me Some Greek! – Level 3 Set from Greek ‘n’ Stuff. Koine Greek is the Greek used in the New Testament so this study will certainly help me with gaining more meaning from my Bible study.
I received the Level 3 Worktext, Full Text Answer Key, and Pronunciation CD for this review. The first levels of Hey, Andrew! Teach Me Some Greek! Series is designed for younger students so upper elementary and older students can easily begin at Level 3, or even Level 4 if they have studied certain other languages. The Level 3 Worktext starts with a review of the Greek alphabet and then moves right into vocabulary. The Worktext (so titled because it serves as both textbook and workbook) is divided into lessons with the student completing one page a day. It includes writing practice and a variety of games and activities to reinforce learning. The Worktext also includes flashcards which should be cut out and reviewed daily; each daily page includes a checkbox for completing the flashcards. Green ’n’ Stuff also offers flashcards on a ring which I personally think would be easier.
The Full Text Answer Key is a wonderful resource especially for a parent with no previous knowledge of Greek whose student is studying this series. It is a complete copy of the Worktext with answers filled in as well as teaching tips. Greek ’n’ Stuff also offers an Answers Only Key if you don’t feel like you need the Full Text Answer Key.
The Pronunciation CD is a critical part of the program for mastering proper pronunciation of the vocabulary. Each CD includes two levels of material so I received the Level 3 and 4 CD.
I am loving this program. I am using it myself and find I am easily able to complete two Worktext pages most days. The lessons are quick and enjoyable! I haven’t needed the Full Text Answer Key much because most of the lessons so far have been very straight forward. For future lessons, I will be purchasing the pre-made flash cards just for one less thing I need to prepare myself.
I plan to have my children start this program this fall as well. After trying it out myself, I think it will be a fun way for them to learn Greek. I plan to get Level 1 for my six-year-old and Level 2 for my eight-year-old. I will purchase the flash cards, CD, Answers Only Keys, and Worktexts for both of them. I also plan to get the Reader to go with Level 1 and the Copybook for myself as I complete level 3. I plan to continue this program with myself and my children until we have completed all of the levels.
My older child is already studying Latin with another program but I will probably have her do the Greek in the summers starting next year. I will likely eventually also have my other children complete the Latin’s Not So Tough series from Greek ’n’ Stuff because I really like the way they have laid out their lessons. I’m not sure yet if we will alternate Greek and Latin or complete one before beginning the other (we won’t need to start at Level 1 with Latin after studying Greek).
In addition to Latin and Greek programs, Greek ’n’ Stuff also offers Bible Studies. There are sample pages, placement quizzes and tips, and many other resources on their website. The Review Crew also reviewed Hey, Andrew! Teach Me Some Greek! Level 2 and several of the Bible Studies. Follow the link below to check out those reviews as well!