Did you know that Ancient Greek is the foundation of many English words? In fact, roughly 60% of all English words and 90% of technical and scientific terms are derived from ancient Greek and Latin. Words that contain ‘bio-’, ‘photo-’, and ‘auto-’ are just a few of many words that have a Greek origin. Not only words from the Greek Language are seen in English but also expressions derived from Greek mythology. For example, the ‘Achilles heel’ which means weakness or a vulnerable point is taken from Homer's epic poem, The Iliad. Or even ‘If looks could kill’ expression from the famous character Medusa.
您知道古希臘語是許多英語單詞的基礎？事實上，大約60％的英語單詞和90％的專業及科學術語來自古希臘語和拉丁語。包含'bio-'，'photo-'和'auto-'的單詞只是許多源自希臘語的單詞中的一小部分。不僅可以在英語看到希臘語的單詞，還可以看到源自希臘神話的表達。例如，“Achilles heel’”意味致命的弱點，取自荷馬的史詩“伊利亞特”。或者甚至'If looks could kill'來自著名人物美杜莎的表達。
So why not learn English from the origin of where English is rooted from? Learning English at an early age gives your kids a definite advantage above the rest. This gives them access to a wider selection of learning materials, allows them to excel in school, and gives them a great advantage to those who don’t know the origins of English.
How is our course different?
Simple. Schools focus on teaching English by memorization, but it is actually a very ineffective method of learning. Studies show that it is easier to recall memory associated with an experience, and the more unique the experience the easier it is to recall.
We made our Ancient Greece course to help kids learn not only about the English language but also to learn how the Greeks influenced our modern world today in a fun and interesting way. The Greeks impacted everything from government, philosophy, science, mathematics, art, literature, and even sports. Therefore, kids will be exploring Ancient Greek society, and engage in various interactive activities. These activities were designed to help the kids improve and expand their English skills, enhance their creativity, and build confidence in a fun focus group setup.