The Eton classics department has commissioned software to help with the learning of Greek vocabulary and grammar, making use of the new Oxford Greek Grammar by James Morwood. Oxford University Press has collaborated in this enterprise, and the Provost and Fellows of Eton College have made the programs available on the internet as a free service in accord with the college’s aims as a charitable organisation. The Reading Greek parts of the project have been developed in association with the Department of Classical Studies at the Open University. The Chandris Group has given generous support to the project.
The software, which is designed by Tony Smith, is in self-contained and manageable stages. Several stages have now been completed and consist of four vocabulary testers (for AQA GCSE, OCR GCSE, OCR AS-level, and a Reading Greek vocabulary tester), three verb testers (for GCSE, AS-level, and a Reading Greek verb tester), four noun testers (for AQA GCSE, OCR GCSE, OCR AS-level, three adjective testers, and a Reading Greek noun tester), all of which can be accessed below. The responses are multiple-choice or written. There is also a downloadable word list suitable for use with the OCR AS-level. The next stage will be a syntax program consisting of ‘drag-and-drop’or ‘gap-filling’ exercises.