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MS Greek 2

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This course is intended to be an enthusiastic continuation to the Greek language, specifically Koine (New Testament Greek, also called Biblical Greek), grammar, and fluency. It is taught in the received pronunciation (modern pronunciation) which is a living language within the Greek Orthodox Church worldwide.

The Greek 2 course aims to best develop skills in listening, speaking, reading, and writing through topic-based instruction and discussions. By the end of the course, students will gain the following skills and the course learning objectives:

  • Read entire texts from beginning to end without the need to run to a dictionary, compelling their brains to employ the Greek language ahead of understanding.
  • Memorize vocabulary, grammar rules, and critical material while exploring the history of Greece.
  • Understand Greek paradigms.
  • Read Scriptures in Greek (Septuagint and New Testament)
  • Study holy personalities of the Gospel in the original language.
  • Study informative texts about the Greek history and culture written in both Greek and English with photos, diagrams, and maps.
  • Study Ancient Greek History and Historical Landmarks in Greece by reading Greek and English, Reading and Answering Comprehension questions in Greek only.
  • Practice parsing, classifying, and diagramming Greek and English sentences.
  • Study Derivatives foundational to English vocabulary of many academic disciplines, such as medicine, mathematics, theology, etc.
  • Learn to formulate words that are used into sentences.
  • Learn and memorize the Trisagion hymn which invokes God as the thrice holy and the Lord’s Prayer both in Greek and English
  • Study Church Feasts and Saints from texts written in Greek and English
  • Analyze hymns and Scripture for a deeper understanding of their meaning.


Dr. Newman’s Course Syllabus

Required Materials:
Composition book, Binder, and Colored pencils at the start of class.

  • Greek English Dictionary
    • Oxford Greek English Dictionary or Divry Greek English Dictionary

Elementary Greek II Textbook by Memoria Press
Elementary Greek II Workbook by Memoria Press
Elementary Greek II Flashcards by Memorial Press
Classic Level 6 Package, 30 Days in Greece, Papaloizos publications Book and Audio Program  *Please note: Use 20% Discount coupon code: Raphael

Hymns, Prayers, and Other Supplementals will be given by the instructor. Families will be responsible to print hardcopies if needed. .

Optional Materials:

My Prayer Book in GREEK includes CD

*Required materials are not included in the purchase of the course.

Nicholas Newman has been teaching Greek, Latin, literature, and history to anyone who will listen, from elementary age to college students since completing his Ph.D. in Classics at the University of Zurich. He has been headmaster at Veritas Classical Academy in Marietta, Ohio for the last three years.

Born in Zurich, Switzerland, Nicholas spent his youth in New England. His father is a priest in the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese, currently at Holy Trinity in Concord, NH, and his mother has been teaching Classics at the University of New Hampshire. After high school, where he met his wife to be, Nicholas studied Classics at the University of New Hampshire. Pursuing graduate studies at the University of Zurich, Switzerland, Nicholas was blessed to be able to complete his doctoral studies with a dissertation that focuses on the Divine Liturgy of St. Gregory the Theologian. Since completing his Ph.D., Nicholas has been teaching Greek, Latin, literature, and history to anyone who will listen, from elementary age to college students. He has also served as the headmaster at Veritas Classical Academy in Marietta, Ohio. Since July of 2023 he has been working at the St. George Cathedral in Charleston, WV.

The Church has always been an important part of his life, and he is currently working on completing an M.Div. through the Antiochian House of Studies, in the eventual hope of ordination. He is blessed with three wonderful children, and an incredible wife, who is tolerant of his book buying habit. Currently, he is working as educational director and administrator at St. George Cathedral in Charleston, WV.

Red checkmarkComputer: You will need a stable, reliable computer, running with processor with a speed of 1 Ghz or better on one of the following operating systems: Mac OS X with MacOS 10.6 (Snow Leopard) or later; Windows 8, 7, Vista (with SP1 or later), or XP (with SP3 or later). We do NOT recommending using an iPad or other tablet for joining classes. An inexpensive laptop or netbook would be much better solutions, as they enable you to plug an Ethernet cable directly into your computer. Please note that Chromebooks are allowed but not preferred, as they do not support certain features of the Zoom video conference software such as breakout sessions and annotation, which may be used by our teachers for class activities.

Red checkmarkHigh-Speed Internet Connection: You will also need access to high-speed Internet, preferably accessible via Ethernet cable right into your computer. Using Wi-Fi may work, but will not guarantee you the optimal use of your bandwidth. The faster your Internet, the better. We recommend using a connection with an download/upload speed of 5/1Mbps or better. You can test your Internet connection here.

Red checkmarkWebCam: You may use an external webcam or one that is built in to the computer.
WebCam Recommendations: Good (PC only) | Best (Mac and PC)

Red checkmarkHeadset: We recommend using a headset rather than a built-in microphone and speakers. Using a headset reduces the level of background noise heard by the entire class.
Headset Recommendations: USB | 3.5mm

Red checkmarkZoom: We use a web conferencing software called Zoom for our classes, which enables students and teachers to gather from around the globe face to face in real time. Zoom is free to download and easy to use.
To download Zoom:

  1. Visit
  2. Click to download the first option listed, Zoom Client for Meetings.
  3. Open and run the installer on your computer.
  4. In August, students will be provided with instructions and a link for joining their particular class.


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