Levi and Song School Greek DVD – First impressions

September 5th, 2010 by Nate

Levi watching Song School Greek DVD

We received Song School Greek, Teacher’s Edition on Saturday.  This is published by Classical Academic Press.    We opened and started looking through it.  The teacher’s edition does not include the music CD.  You need to get the student edition for that.  We are ordering that as well and will have a post on that as well in the near future.

Song School Greek, Teacher Edition is targeted towards parents who know little or nothing of Greek.  The song school products are designed for Kindergarten through 2nd grade.  Since Levi is strong in language, we decided to try it for preschool.  Even though the DVD is geared towards teaching parents, Levi still enjoyed the alphabet (or alphabeta), especially when it was as a song.  Isaac even paid attention to it.

The curriculum covers both traditional/koine (New Testament era) and modern pronunciations.  It advises teaching one pronunciation or the other.  We will be teaching traditional pronunciation.  It is designed towards being fun for the age group, but straightforward and comprehensive.  The content is not “dumbed down” in any way.  The DVD also includes a chapter-by-chapter section to assist parents with teaching each chapter of the book.  I look forward to probably needing that assistance.

My initial impression of the Song School Greek, Teacher’s Edition is very positive.  The price is very reasonable, and it is well-targeted to those who (like me) think gyros when hearing “Greek.”  We will post more about it as we begin using this product to introduce Greek to our children.