Teaching Philosophy

As I have grown in my own Greek studies, it has become apparent that not all Greek textbooks are alike. Some are simply too bulky and filled with unnecessary, while others present page after page of paradigms with little instruction on grasping the patterns behind them.  Some are simply old and lacking the best of recent scholarship.

That being said, there are a few overriding principles in how MyGreekStudies is written:

  • To streamline the learning process by only including information that truly matters.
  • To reduce rote memorization as much as possible by demonstrating the patterns behind the spelling and grammar presented in the lessons.
  • To keep terminology simple and use new terms only when necessary to grasp the subject at hand.
  • To present both sides of an issue when multiple theories of a particular bit of grammar are widely held among the typical Greek grammars.
  • To reference outside grammars and websites whenever possible, to provide additional support for the more eager among the students, while still not requiring such references for the lesson to be understood.
  • Above all, to present a clear,┬ácomprehensive, and orderly first-year Greek grammar, constantly expanded and made better by the input of all of us, whether student or expert.