Introductory Note: I purchased this on my own. I did not receive a free copy to review. Hence, these are my honest opinions and assessments on the curriculum.
Since I had experience with Song School Latin I thought I’d try Song School Greek by Michelle Hahne. I looked into Hey Andrew! Teach Me Some Greek! but I had experience with Classical Academic Press (the company that produces this stuff) and admire them so I ordered this.
Now I understand the saying, “It’s all Greek to me.”
Greek is NOTHING like English. Ok, so it is. But compared to Latin, Greek is completely foreign to me.
I struggled with Song School Greek for a whole month before I broke down and bought the Teacher’s Edition.
The Teacher’s Edition comes with a viewable CD that introduces each chapter’s vocabulary so you can see how it’s pronounced. I watch this alongside my kids at the beginning of each chapter.
It is set up much like Song School Latin with 4-5 vocabulary words each week, all set to music, and reinforcement activities.
Now we are progressing but it is not easy to say the least. We finally have the alphabet memorized and will work on the numbers next.
I did not purchase the Greek Alphabet Code Cracker which helps children learn the Greek alphabet because I did want something more meaty. In hindsight, this might have been a better place to jump in and I did consider purchasing it when we were struggling but I felt I had made my choice and I should stick with it a bit longer.
Conclusions: Unlike Latin, there is not as much out there to choose from for Greek. Learning Greek is definitely not for the feint-of-heart. But I love it! Absolutely love it!
Classical Academic Press does offer one more course after this but that is it. I was told more is in production but it probably be too late for my kids. But I will buy it when the time comes and pray more becomes available in this definitely under-utilized market.