Teach Me Some Greek

Yes, we teach our children Greek, and you know what? They LOVE it.

A couple of days ago Matthew (11) brought his copy work to me. He giggled as he told me how he tries to think in Greek in order to become more fluent and then he revealed the copy work page where he had written “ho kurios” (bummed that I don’t have a single Greek letter on this keyboard)Β  instead of “the Lord” on his copy work page.

We chose Koine Greek for several reasons including vocabulary development and as a good basis for learning other European languages, but the mainly because we hope that they will all find it useful to be able to read and study the New Testament in its original language.

What is “Hey Andrew”

We’ve been using Hey Andrew, Teach Me some Greek for nearly 2 years and our children love it. This is a workbook style program that has eight levels and aims at having the child be able to translate First, Second and Third John by the time they’ve worked through all the books.

We’ve found that the work texts are self-teaching and our children have been able to work through them independently.

Each “Hey Andrew” text begins with review of the Greek alphabet, vocabulary words and the grammar that has been learned previously. Then vocabulary and new concepts are introduced with plenty of review and practice at translating both from Greek to English and from English to Greek.

The texts are well organized, easy and fun for the children to use.

Level 2 Vocabulary Review

It seems that the author has thought of everything even down to font size. In level 1 the font size is large making is simple for children to read and practice their Greek writing. As the difficulty increases throughout the levels so does the font size.

There is one particular aspect ofΒ  the “Hey Andrew” approach that allows children to succeed in a subject that can be rather daunting.

Rather than starting with Greek grammar; conjugations and declensions, the first levels of “Hey Andrew” teach different forms of words as vocabulary. For example in level two, the kids learn that “anthropos” means “man” when used at the beginning of a sentence and “anthropon” means “man” when used at the end of the sentence. It is only later that they learn that “-os” is the second declension, nominative ending for masculine nouns. This allows the children to understand how the language works before having to learn the technical aspects of Greek grammar.

This is closer to the way we learn our primary language and it’s made good sense to our children and they’ve progressed quickly even when they did dive into the technical grammar portion of Greek in Levels four and five.

How we use “Hey Andrew”

We have adapted the program to suit our home. In the beginning levels “Hey Andrew” is simple and moves slowly. Rather than allow our children to rush through these pages we allow them to do only one page a day. This allows them to really learn the vocabulary and concepts that are introduced and since they must go through their Greek flashcards every day, gives them more opportunity for review and helps move these things into their long term memory.

Level 5 Translation Practice

Because our goal is fluency in Koine Greek, it is one of the subjects that our children do everyday year round, whether we are “doing school” or not. So since they move directly from one level to the next, we allow them to move quickly through the review portions. When they come to new material we have them move back to their one page a day pace until they’ve shown proficiency and wisdom in knowing how quickly they can move and still gain a good understanding of the material and remember the new vocabulary.

Can you really teach your children Greek even if you don’t know it yourself? Yes, this program makes it simple.

Buy it.

You may purchase ” Hey Andrew” from Greek ‘n’ Stuff for between $30 and $60 depending upon the level for both a student and teacher text.

This giveaway is now closed. Congratulations to Deborah who won a level of “Hey Andrew”.

Win it.

Greek ‘n’ Stuff has offered to give away one complete level of “Hey Andrew, Teach Me Some Greek”. This will include both a student work text and full version answer key in the level of your choice. (Trust me, you want the full version answer key!)

To enter:

  • Leave a comment on this post telling me why you’re interested in teaching your children Greek.

Additional entries: (Please leave a separate comment for each additional entry.)

Open to U.S. residents only. Giveaway will end on Thursday, April 14.

I was given a copy of “Hey Andrew” level 5 to facilitate this review. I was not otherwise compensated and all opinions are my own.

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231 Responses to Teach Me Some Greek
  1. christa schoolfield
    April 8, 2011 | 9:00 am

    I would love to get this curriculum. We have 2 boys that I have been wanting to start doing Greek with. This looks like a great curriculum!

  2. christa schoolfield
    April 8, 2011 | 9:01 am

    I liked Raising Olives on FB

  3. christa schoolfield
    April 8, 2011 | 9:01 am

    I shared this giveaway on FB!

  4. Susan
    April 8, 2011 | 9:03 am

    We have 6 little boys and would love to supplement their homeschool program with Greek! We hope for many if not all of them to grow up to work in the church and Greek is essential for Biblical studies…. learning the Greek roots also helps them tremendously to decode unfamiliar English words.

  5. Susan
    April 8, 2011 | 9:03 am

    I follow you on facebook!

  6. Sharon
    April 8, 2011 | 9:03 am

    Oh, would I love to get this and learn Greek with my children. I love that it is self-teaching and that we could learn it together. I have been contemplating what “extra” language we should be learning next year and since alot of languages are based in Greek it would be wonderful to start with that.

    Thanks for hosting the give-a-way.

  7. Susan
    April 8, 2011 | 9:04 am

    I shared about this giveaway on Facebook!

  8. Teresa
    April 8, 2011 | 9:06 am

    Learning Greek to gain a better understanding of the New Testament is a great idea!!

  9. Elizabeth
    April 8, 2011 | 9:09 am

    I would love for my kids to be able to read the Bible in Greek. Maybe I would pick some up from it too!

  10. Stephanie
    April 8, 2011 | 9:12 am

    We have 5 children (and just discovered one on the way) and we would love them to learn Greek. They love reading their Bibles anyways and this would be a great addition to that knowledge. Plus, how many kids can tell their friends “I know Greek”?

  11. Stephanie
    April 8, 2011 | 9:13 am

    I already follow you on facebook too πŸ™‚

  12. Kim
    April 8, 2011 | 9:22 am

    I would love to win. I have wanted to use it for a couple of years.

  13. Christine
    April 8, 2011 | 9:29 am

    I have four children who would love to learn Greek. I would love for my children to be able to better understand the New Testament. Blessings!

  14. Christine
    April 8, 2011 | 9:29 am

    I follow Raising Olives on Facebook. Christine Jelinek

  15. Kate
    April 8, 2011 | 9:31 am

    I would love for my kids to learn Greek, our church offers a class but isn’t geared toward young children. The younger you start the easier it is in my opinion!

  16. Kate
    April 8, 2011 | 9:32 am

    I follow you on Facebook!

  17. Deja Armstrong
    April 8, 2011 | 9:33 am

    I read your review of this curriculum a while back and the lightbulb went off for me! We’re planning on starting this summer with my 7, 10, 12 & 14 year olds (the 3 year old and summer baby will have to wait their turn!). I’d love to win a set of this!

  18. Christine Poteet
    April 8, 2011 | 9:34 am

    Would you believe that my 2 oldest sons have been BEGGING me to teach them Greek? I would love this for them! =)

  19. Christine Poteet
    April 8, 2011 | 9:34 am

    I also follow you on facebook!

  20. Lady Why
    April 8, 2011 | 9:38 am

    I would love this!! We’ve been studying Greek through a class at our church but it’s geared toward adults. I’d love a plan to teach the younger ones Greek. Great giveaway!!

  21. Sally
    April 8, 2011 | 9:39 am

    Wow, this is so cool! i admit it — I am interested in it for myself! LOL! My oldest, who is ten, is super interested in the origins of words. I have just started looking into latin and greek programs for her.
    You hit on something that my husband and I have talked about a lot lately – understanding the Bible. As our Source of Truth, knowing what the human author was really saying and not losing so much in translation, is a powerful tool to grasping the message!!

  22. Lady Why
    April 8, 2011 | 9:39 am

    I posted this on my facebook!

  23. Lady Why
    April 8, 2011 | 9:39 am

    I already follow you on facebook, which is where I first saw this giveaway. πŸ™‚

  24. Sally
    April 8, 2011 | 9:39 am

    I am already an FB friend!!

  25. Lady Why
    April 8, 2011 | 9:40 am

    I tweeted the giveaway too. Thanks!!

  26. Sally
    April 8, 2011 | 9:42 am

    Tweeted!! (I really need to figure that thing out. i have no idea if I did it right!!)

  27. Tawnja
    April 8, 2011 | 9:42 am

    This sounds like something my son would enjoy. He is at that optimum learning age where it would be easy for him to pick up another language. I would love to try it with him.

  28. Sally
    April 8, 2011 | 9:43 am

    FB’ed this giveaway!

  29. Robin
    April 8, 2011 | 9:43 am

    This sounds great! We have done a little Greek with root words at a co-op, but I would love to be able to use this with my son!

  30. Robin
    April 8, 2011 | 9:44 am

    I also shared this on Facebook!

  31. Alina Joy
    April 8, 2011 | 9:46 am

    I have 3 little ones and I know that starting to teach them Greek at a young age would be a great benefit to them as they get older. (I hadn’t considered Greek before, but I will now! It does help to give a deeper understanding of the New Testament.) But we have a few more practical reasons for waning to learn it: 1) I’ve heard Greece is beautiful and it’s easier to visit a country if you can speak the language! 2) my children would have great fun using it as a “secret” language to talk to each other in and 3) It would put an end to the grandparents in our life who wonder if the children could be possibly learning anything if they don’t “go to school” LOL! =)

  32. Alina Joy
    April 8, 2011 | 9:46 am

    I follow you on Facebook!

  33. Shannon H.
    April 8, 2011 | 9:51 am

    I love it! Our family loves languages… we studied Mandarin when we served in China, and now we’re trying to learn a few Russian phrases as we’re getting ready to adopt our son from Eastern Europe… but Greek is pretty close to my heart. I took New Testament Greek in college… many moons ago… I don’t remember much, and loaned my textbook to someone and never got it back. I would love something I could go through with my children so we could use the Greek New Testament I still have.

  34. Grateful for Grace
    April 8, 2011 | 9:54 am

    I am interested in teaching my kids Greek so that when they are reading a passage in Scripture (the New Testament, obviously) and want to more depth of meaning, they can go the original Greek and understand it better than those of us who use a concordance. I am interested in my kids learning Greek so that one word in Greek will help them understand the meaning of a verse better than the NIV, NASB and KJV even give them. I want my kids to know Greek so that when the pastor shares the original Greek in a sermon, they will understand and maybe their spirits will be quickened by the Holy Spirit.

    We have one family friend whose children learn Greek and though I’ve become interested, I’ve been very intimidated by the idea.

    This product takes some of the intimidation away.

  35. Grateful for Grace
    April 8, 2011 | 10:06 am

    I follow you on FB (but in my real name… see my email address for that πŸ˜‰ )

  36. Sandy
    April 8, 2011 | 10:18 am

    Some of the older ones in our family are currently studying Greek. It would be wonderful to bring our younger ones along as well… and I suspect it would help the rest of us, too!

  37. Shar
    April 8, 2011 | 10:21 am

    I’m interested in teaching my children Greek so our family can learn it together to create and share a fun Greek class/series geared toward the whole family as a part of a family discipleship program we’re trying to begin in our church. I was planning on beginning our walk together in the New Testament, and this way, we could do it in style. πŸ˜‰

  38. Shar
    April 8, 2011 | 10:22 am

    Tweeted the giveaway. (@ideas4sale)

  39. Shar
    April 8, 2011 | 10:22 am

    Shared on FB (username: shar.mohr)

  40. Mary Jo
    April 8, 2011 | 10:26 am

    This looks like a really neat curriculum. My oldest is only two, but I’ve been looking into what we want to do when we start her “formal” schooling, and this looks like it would be a great addition when she’s a little older.

  41. Mary Jo
    April 8, 2011 | 10:27 am

    I follow you on facebook.

  42. Regina Murphy
    April 8, 2011 | 10:29 am

    What a great giveaway! I would love to teach my children both Greek and Hebrew so that they can read the Bible in its original context. I think that this would be so helpful in our spiritual and intellectual development as a family. Thanks!

  43. Stephanie
    April 8, 2011 | 10:33 am

    I would like to win because we were already interested in teaching the children Greek because of your prior mentions. It should be a wonderful tool to help better understand the Word.

  44. Heidi
    April 8, 2011 | 10:37 am

    I would love to start Greek in my homeschool. I studied Greek for two years in college but have forgotten a lot of it, and the review would be wonderful for me as well!

  45. Stephanie
    April 8, 2011 | 10:39 am

    I facebook follow.

  46. Heidi
    April 8, 2011 | 10:39 am

    I posted about this on Facebook.

  47. Lisa
    April 8, 2011 | 10:42 am

    I’d love to add this to our curriculum. It would really enhance our Biblical studies!

  48. Sarah
    April 8, 2011 | 10:57 am

    We would love to teach our kiddos Greek. We are currently working on Latin, but have been wanting to add in Greek for a while. Funds are tight right now since we are in the process of adopting internationally- so any free curricula would be such a help!

  49. Sarah
    April 8, 2011 | 10:57 am

    I followed you on Facebook!

  50. Ann
    April 8, 2011 | 11:01 am

    We love this program. It’s my 8 year old’s favorite part of the day!

  51. molly schultz
    April 8, 2011 | 11:04 am

    What is the reason for learning? To better know God. What is better than to be able to read His Word in it’s original language! We would love to learn Greek and have already started on Hey Andrew Level 1. Thanks for this opportunity.

  52. Shannon simmons
    April 8, 2011 | 11:10 am

    my kids love learning new subjects. My son (11) has been reading through the Bible, he would love to read it from the original language. We would love to have this curriculum. If you recommend it, we would love to try it.
    I already follow you on Facebook πŸ™‚

  53. Kyle Suzanne
    April 8, 2011 | 11:13 am

    We have been planning to start Greek this year since our character curriculum has an emphasis on it. We have already begun to learn some Greek words. We were going to use Hey Andrew Teach Me some Greek because of its emphasis on NT Greek & positive reviews we read.

  54. Shannon simmons
    April 8, 2011 | 11:13 am

    I just posted about the giveaway on Facebook!

  55. Brandy
    April 8, 2011 | 11:19 am

    It would be amazing to be able to read the New Testament in the original language! Also, my husband knows Greek and so he will be able to help a great deal in that subject.

  56. Kyle Suzanne
    April 8, 2011 | 11:24 am

    Posted it on facebook

  57. Kyle Suzanne
    April 8, 2011 | 11:26 am

    liked you on Facebook….My daughters asked how do you win, by having the most children. I had to tell her “no” this time we wouldn’t win with only (I don’t get to say only a lot in reference to our kids) five children! Ha

  58. Kara at The Chuppies
    April 8, 2011 | 11:41 am

    Our kids have used/are using Hey-Andrew as well and our son absolutely LOVES it! πŸ™‚
    I’m totally shocked by how much he’s learned and remembers.

  59. Loi Douglas
    April 8, 2011 | 11:43 am

    We would love to win this! We already do Greek and Latin roots, which I know is different. It sounds fascinating!

  60. AmyG
    April 8, 2011 | 11:43 am

    We would love to start to study Greek…especially to apply to our study of the Bible. My husband studied Greek in college. This would give him a curriculum to allow him to work with the kids!

  61. Jeremy Sexton
    April 8, 2011 | 11:45 am

    Learning Greek is a great way to gain an analytical understanding of English grammar, a helpful tool in studying the Bible, a good way to build English vocabulary, and an excellent way to exercise one’s brain. Plus, I learned Koine Greek in college and seminary, and I would love to teach my children and increase my proficiency along the way. I look forward to studying the New Testament in its original language with my children.

  62. Brieana
    April 8, 2011 | 11:48 am

    Love it! We’re doingnLatin now but want to add Greek soon.

  63. Kim
    April 8, 2011 | 11:56 am

    Tweeted about the giveaway.

  64. Mary
    April 8, 2011 | 12:08 pm

    Woohoo. The main resan I tell the girls they are learning to read is because of the ability to learn more and read the scriptures. Seems like Greek could offer the same benefits.

  65. Mary
    April 8, 2011 | 12:09 pm

    I do follow on face book and appreciate you greatly.

  66. Michelle
    April 8, 2011 | 12:09 pm

    We would love to learn Greek as a family. How much better could we understand and know God than to read the text in it’s original language? Quick question – what age do you start your kids on Greek?

    Kimberly @ Raising Olives Reply:

    We require our children to be fluent readers/writers in English before they can start Greek. When that happens if they are excited and eager to learn Greek we let them start, if not we wait a little.

    We found this program about 2 years ago, so our oldest children would have been 12 down to 8. We started the 12, 11 and 9 year old in Hey Andrew level 3 and the 8 year old in level 2. (They already knew the Greek alphabet and were able to read/decipher Greek words.)

  67. Michelle
    April 8, 2011 | 12:10 pm

    I follow RO on Facebook.

  68. Mary
    April 8, 2011 | 12:11 pm

    Just shared this on Facebook.

  69. KelliKapenga
    April 8, 2011 | 12:33 pm

    This looks very good, and I would love to have my children be able to read the New Testament in it’s original language.

  70. Kat
    April 8, 2011 | 12:35 pm

    I would LOVE to be able to teach my children to read the New Testament in it’s original language. I have been wanting to teach them Greek for a while now but haven’t been able to start. I would love to win so that I could start teaching them.

  71. Kat
    April 8, 2011 | 12:36 pm

    I already follow you on FB

  72. Nell Gillen
    April 8, 2011 | 12:36 pm

    Funny I should stumble across this. My husband & I were JUST looking into some curriculum to study Greek together as a family. Very exciting! Thanks!

  73. Remy
    April 8, 2011 | 12:41 pm

    I teach Greek and I’m always looking for new teaching methods and material. So I would use this for my kids as well as 10-15 other kids.

  74. Jen Campbell
    April 8, 2011 | 12:45 pm

    It looks great. I learned Greek in college, but haven’t begun teaching the kids yet.

  75. Lollie
    April 8, 2011 | 12:46 pm

    Greek is on our list of languages to learn:) Along with Latin and Hebrew. I think it would be a wonderful thing to know the language that scripture was written in:)

  76. Sarah
    April 8, 2011 | 12:58 pm

    Thank you for posting this. I was reading your posts about Greek very recently and wondered what you thought about the curriculum after some time so this was very useful.
    I noted that you mentioned starting the younger children on Greek but not on the “Hey Andrew” workbooks. Do you just teach the alphabet or use something else?
    Not entering the giveaway as I’m in the wrong part of the world!

  77. Cheryl
    April 8, 2011 | 1:09 pm

    Not only would I like my children to learn to read it, so that they can read the NT in it’s original form, but I’d like to learn it too. Thanks for hosting this giveaway.

  78. Cheryl
    April 8, 2011 | 1:10 pm

    I also liked Raising Olives on facebook.

  79. tami
    April 8, 2011 | 1:16 pm

    We have tried Greek before…but, uh, it sure was Greek to me !!! It has been sold to someone more adventerous to me ~ we are ready to try again. Would love this, for sure ! Thank You !

  80. Jill Connelly
    April 8, 2011 | 1:16 pm

    I have spent several years teaching my kids Latin. It has been an amazing tool for better vocabulary building. We are ready for something else and would love Greek for the purpose of our deeper study of the New Testament.

  81. Deanna
    April 8, 2011 | 1:16 pm

    I love the idea of teaching my children Greek so they can learn to study the New Testament. I didn’t get to learn any until college (and I’ve forgotten much of that). What a wonderful program!

  82. Deanna
    April 8, 2011 | 1:16 pm

    I follow Raising Olives on Facebook πŸ™‚

  83. Amy Mac
    April 8, 2011 | 1:27 pm

    I think languages are so important and I love Greek & Latin Roots. This would be a wonderful new challenge for my sons.

  84. Jenna Murphy
    April 8, 2011 | 1:39 pm

    I would love for my children to one day be able to study the Bible the way it was originally written!

  85. Jenn @ Coolest Family on the Block
    April 8, 2011 | 1:41 pm

    I would love for my daughter to learn Greek so that she can read the Bible in it’s original language and have a better understanding of it. I’d love to learn myself πŸ˜‰
    Right now she’s too young for this, but I know that it’s easier to learn a second (or third, etc.) language while you’re young.
    I took 2years of french in highschool and outside of the alphabet and numbers, I remember very little πŸ™

  86. Laura C
    April 8, 2011 | 1:44 pm

    I follow Raising Olives on FB.

  87. Laura C
    April 8, 2011 | 1:45 pm

    Thank you thank you thank you for reviewing this program! It looks like exactly what we have been looking for! :0)

  88. Katie
    April 8, 2011 | 1:47 pm

    Greek or Latin? (or both?) I’m still thinking which would be best to do. I had to learn greek as a kid but it was NOT a very good program and all I remember is my alphabet πŸ˜‰ It does sound like this is a great method and I would like to give it a try. I am book marking this for future reference (we are just starting school as all mine are on the younger side).

  89. Katie
    April 8, 2011 | 1:48 pm

    I do follow you on facebook

  90. Heather
    April 8, 2011 | 1:53 pm

    Like you, I would love to learn Greek for the purpose of being better able to understand the New Testament, and of course, I would love to share that with our children ! Every night, my husband and I read, along with our Strong’s Concordance, so that we can look at the Greek and hopefully understand the real intention behind the words of the Gospel πŸ™‚

  91. Beth@ Acorns and Oaks
    April 8, 2011 | 2:01 pm

    I love the idea of my children being able to have a deeper knowledge of scripture by studying Greek!

  92. Samantha
    April 8, 2011 | 2:09 pm

    I would love to win this, for not only my children, but also for my husband and myself!

  93. sabrina
    April 8, 2011 | 2:18 pm

    I would love to teachmy chldren another language and have been interested int he idea of teaching Greek and learning it myself:)

  94. sabrina
    April 8, 2011 | 2:19 pm

    Liked Raising Olives on Facebook!

  95. Elizabeth
    April 8, 2011 | 2:23 pm

    Maybe I don’t qualify for this giveaway, because I don’t have children yet. However, I was homeschooled myself, and I have been wanting to teach myself elementary Greek. This sounds like a great curriculum. So, I’d love to use this for myself! πŸ™‚

  96. Melinda
    April 8, 2011 | 2:30 pm

    I have always wanted to learn Greek. Years and years ago, I bought a book on how to learn Greek. That was a dismal failure, but, I still want to learn Greek. I would really like to try Hey Andrew with my children.

  97. Becky
    April 8, 2011 | 2:30 pm

    Would love for my kids to be able to read the New Testament in the original language. Thanks for the chance.

  98. Becky
    April 8, 2011 | 2:30 pm

    I follow Raising Olives on Facebook!

  99. Kori Ireland
    April 8, 2011 | 2:37 pm

    I am so glad to read a review on this. I have looked at it off and on. We definitely want to teach it, but haven’t done it yet. Probably out of fear. The more I read the Bible and study it alone and with my kids, the more I wish I could read the original language – so much is lost in translation! I want our entire family to be able to truly study God’s Word.

  100. Kari Bernard
    April 8, 2011 | 2:37 pm

    My daughter is very interested in learning a language and has dabbled in Japanese as well as French. We started her on a Latin primer this year (our second year homeschooling), but would love to show her how to use Greek to understand the Bible. She’s in the 9th grade so I’d love to find a a program that is easy to work with for both of us!

  101. Kate
    April 8, 2011 | 2:40 pm

    I want my children to know Greek so they can read the Bible on their own, with all the fullness of the meaning. First, of course, I want to know it! So I would use the set to learn, first, with my husband. My oldest is only 4, so we have a little bit of time to learn :).

  102. Kate
    April 8, 2011 | 2:40 pm

    I follow Raising Olives on facebook :).

  103. Jennifer Ward
    April 8, 2011 | 2:50 pm

    I would love to start this program with my girls. We decided to try Latin next year, but one of the girls saw words written in Greek and says, “she would rather” learn Greek! She doesn’t get to make the final decision, but her input is welcome!

  104. Jennifer Ward
    April 8, 2011 | 2:58 pm

    I’m following RO on FB.

  105. Kimarie
    April 8, 2011 | 3:14 pm

    My husband has always preferred that our children learn Greek instead of Latin. I would love to win Level 1 of this so we could get started.

  106. Kimarie
    April 8, 2011 | 3:16 pm

    I like you, on Facebook, too! πŸ˜‰

  107. marshan
    April 8, 2011 | 3:18 pm

    Believe it or not, but my son has been wanting to learn Greek. He’s been trying to teach himself, so this would be perfect!

  108. ReneeK
    April 8, 2011 | 3:25 pm

    I am a follower. I think Greek is a great way to enhance English vocabulary.

  109. MomStarr
    April 8, 2011 | 3:26 pm

    With 5 boys I hope that Greek will help them to study the NT more thoroughly to prepare them for being the spiritual head of their own homes one day. To communicate the gospel to their own families and to the world.

  110. Mrs. Bowen
    April 8, 2011 | 3:38 pm

    Pretty much the same reason as you- I want my children to read the New Testament in the original language. We also would like them to learn Hebrew so they could read the rest of the Bible. Thanks for the giveaway!

  111. Jenn
    April 8, 2011 | 3:43 pm

    Yes! We would love this! We have been looking into teaching our children greek and this would give us that extra boost to do it!

  112. Jennifer Ward
    April 8, 2011 | 3:52 pm

    just posted the giveaway on my FB page!

  113. Judy McCormick
    April 8, 2011 | 4:02 pm

    I want to teach my children Greek because it is important for them to know Greek to fully understand what the Bible is saying.

  114. Amy Raine
    April 8, 2011 | 4:15 pm

    My husband and 2 oldest children are taking NT Greek at our church. The day before I read this post, my daughter commented that it would be profitable to have learned the alphabet and vocabulary at a young age so that when it came time to do a more intense study, some the basics would already have been mastered. I would be interested in doing that with my 4 younger children.
    Knowing NT Greek would be so valuable in rightly dividing the Word of God.

  115. Charlsie Swadley
    April 8, 2011 | 4:15 pm

    My kids would really enjoy this and I think it would be a fun challenge for the whole family!

  116. Charlsie Swadley
    April 8, 2011 | 4:16 pm

    I “like” you on facebook

  117. Kimarie
    April 8, 2011 | 4:22 pm

    I tweeted, Twittered, cheeped, or whatever it’s called! πŸ™‚

  118. Kimarie
    April 8, 2011 | 4:25 pm

    I shared this on Facebook, too. And thus endeth my final entry into this marvelous giveaway.

  119. Rebekah
    April 8, 2011 | 4:53 pm

    I would love to teach my children Greek so they can understand the NT more clearly and accurately! (I’d love to teach MYSELF Greek too!) I can just see us leaving notes for each other in Greek. πŸ™‚

  120. Brandi
    April 8, 2011 | 5:03 pm

    I would like for my children to be able to translate the NT on their own….at least on a foundational level.

  121. Kim
    April 8, 2011 | 5:14 pm

    My daughter has always wanted to learn Greek. She thinks studying Biblical Archeology would be fascinating. Thanks!

  122. Amy Clark
    April 8, 2011 | 5:25 pm

    Would love this! My husband is a Greek scholar, and I would love to be able to learn just a little!!

  123. Amy Clark
    April 8, 2011 | 5:26 pm

    I like RO on Facebook, too!! πŸ™‚

  124. Kristina
    April 8, 2011 | 5:32 pm

    Hi Kimberly! I would love to win this. My kids are already expressing an interest in learning another language (the oldest is almost 6) and I love all the benefits of teaching Greek. What age did you start with your kids?
    Kristina πŸ™‚

    Kimberly @ Raising Olives Reply:

    We allow our children to start Greek when they are fluently reading and writing in English. Then if they are excited to start we let them start.

    Honestly, I think that 8 or 9 is a good age to start. It just seems that they have the motivation and ability to apply themselves to learning this new skill.

  125. Sharon
    April 8, 2011 | 5:41 pm

    I would love to win this. My daughter is 5 and is so excited to be readng her own Bible. I take a hermenutics class and have study some Greek there as well as when I was younger. I think it would be great to teach my duaghter Greek too so that she will be even more exciteda bout studying her Bible! πŸ™‚ Thank you for hosting the give a way. πŸ™‚

  126. Hilary Snodgrass
    April 8, 2011 | 5:51 pm

    We would like to teach our four children Greek so that they can study the New Testament with greater interest.

  127. Ashley M
    April 8, 2011 | 5:55 pm

    I’d love to have this so we can be fully equipped to study the word of God!! =o)

  128. Ashley M
    April 8, 2011 | 5:56 pm

    I posted it on facebook..

  129. Ashley M
    April 8, 2011 | 5:57 pm

    I ‘like’ you on facebook too!

  130. Jenny Simmons
    April 8, 2011 | 6:21 pm

    What an excellent resource! We too want our children to learn Greek. I agree with Momstarr, train our little men to better understand the NT and equip them to share the gospel as well as to become leaders in their homes. Thanks for the giveaway.

  131. Mama Mirage
    April 8, 2011 | 6:28 pm

    I’d love to start with a foreign language early for my kids. Greek is on my short list of possibilities so if I won, it would help me decide!

  132. Mama Mirage
    April 8, 2011 | 6:32 pm

    Following on facebook

  133. Mama Mirage
    April 8, 2011 | 6:33 pm

    posted on facebook

  134. Kristy
    April 8, 2011 | 6:39 pm

    I definitely plan on teaching our children greek. I learned some of the basics and it has really helped my Bible study a lot, I would like to give them the same gift of understanding scripture too!

  135. Mrs. Taft
    April 8, 2011 | 6:52 pm

    I’d love to win this because I homeschool and was planning on introducing Greek next year anyways!

  136. Sandy
    April 8, 2011 | 7:43 pm

    I’m following you on FB!

  137. Lisa h
    April 8, 2011 | 7:46 pm

    I follow on Fb too. We try to learn classically in our home it important for me that my kids have the education I never had. I was never given the option to learn Greek as a child. I would love for them to read the NT how amazing is that!!

  138. Melanie Wheeler
    April 8, 2011 | 7:47 pm

    I would love to try this curriculum. It looks more user friendly than one we’ve tried before.

  139. Lauree
    April 8, 2011 | 8:16 pm

    ooh, I would love to teach my kids Greek!!

  140. Sarah V.
    April 8, 2011 | 9:08 pm

    I would love to teach my children Greek so that they can study the NT more thoroughly.

  141. Alba Pegna
    April 8, 2011 | 9:32 pm

    I love to teach my kids and my self Greek, it may be just wonderful understand the original NT language and practice with daddy πŸ™‚

  142. Amber
    April 8, 2011 | 9:37 pm

    I have been going back and forth between Latin or Greek, which one I want to teach my children. The primary reason I want Greek is because it’s the language of the New Testament. What better way to read the word of God than in it’s original language?!?!

  143. Amber
    April 8, 2011 | 9:38 pm

    I now follow you on FB!

  144. Amber
    April 8, 2011 | 9:40 pm

    I tweeted about this giveaway.

  145. Sarah Majewski
    April 8, 2011 | 9:51 pm

    My husband and I both enjoy studying Biblical Greek, and we would like our son to learn it when he reaches school age. It is very helpful to be able to read the New Testament in its original language.

  146. Stephanie H.
    April 8, 2011 | 10:02 pm

    I would love this so our children can understand the bible. We started using Prima Latina to learn Latin and word roots. This would be an added value to our education at home! Thank you for the offer!

  147. deanna
    April 8, 2011 | 10:29 pm

    I have thought about this program on and off. I want us to all learn Greek, like everyone else, so we can fully understand the Bible as it was originally written. Thanks!

  148. .ambre. @ livingasoftheday
    April 8, 2011 | 10:51 pm

    I like you on FB.

  149. .ambre. @ livingasoftheday
    April 8, 2011 | 10:53 pm

    We live in community with our single Mother family next door. I will be homeschooling her boys over the summer and was actually looking for a good greek curriculum earlier this week!

  150. Kerri Mecke-Lozano
    April 8, 2011 | 11:04 pm

    I would like to use this program to teach Greek so that my children can better understand what the writers of the Bible were trying to tell us in their own language.

  151. Kerri Mecke-Lozano
    April 8, 2011 | 11:05 pm

    I follow on facebook πŸ™‚

  152. Corrie
    April 8, 2011 | 11:30 pm

    Sounds fun!

  153. Jennifer Anthony
    April 8, 2011 | 11:31 pm

    We’ve done Latin…Greek should be next on the list.

  154. Jane
    April 9, 2011 | 12:59 am

    I have heard great things about this program from many different sources! We are debating between Latin and Greek for next year, and I love your reason for fluency in Greek. Thanks for the review!

  155. Courtney
    April 9, 2011 | 1:31 am

    I would love to for me and my kids to be able to read and write in the same language as the Bible! So cool!

  156. jules p
    April 9, 2011 | 9:20 am

    I have always wanted to learn Greek. My husband is Greek…but does not have the patience to teach me. And it would nice to talk to my MIL.

  157. Elena
    April 9, 2011 | 11:52 am

    I’ve recently been convicted that my passion for poetry needs to be directed toward Jesus. And for that, translations just aren’t sufficient. So I’ve started teaching myself Koine in my own personal devotions–and now you’ve got me started wondering if it might be time to integrate that pursuit in with our homeschooling.

  158. Mandy
    April 9, 2011 | 12:11 pm

    This program sounds great, would love to try it out.

  159. Andrea
    April 9, 2011 | 12:29 pm

    What a wonderful thing, for the children to learn the languages of the Bible.We already are teaching the children Hebrew, and would love to teach them Greek, too. It enables them to have a rich understanding of The Word.

  160. Janna Wiersma
    April 9, 2011 | 3:49 pm

    Thanks for doing the giveaway! We want our children to learn greek so they can study their Bibles in its original language.

  161. Janna Wiersma
    April 9, 2011 | 3:53 pm

    I “LIKED” you on facebook!

  162. Janna Wiersma
    April 9, 2011 | 3:53 pm

    I posted a link to the giveaway on facebook!

  163. Carrie
    April 9, 2011 | 4:53 pm

    I had been thinking about introducing Greek lessons into our school schedule. Would love to try this for next year!

  164. Rachel Horton
    April 9, 2011 | 5:30 pm

    I appreciated the rec’d you gave us for Hey, Andrew Teach Me Some Greek a few years ago and the rec’d for the book, Teaching the Trivium by the Bluedorns which contained persuasive argument for the study of Greek for Christian home schoolers. I wasn’t unconvinced of the benefits of learning this rich language of the scriptures, but daunted by challenge of teaching it! Hey Andrew curriculum really did make it so easy, breezy and my guys have LOVED it too. I’ll ‘Like’ you on Facebook for a chance at the next level! (;

  165. Kristen
    April 9, 2011 | 6:51 pm

    I would love to have my children (and myself) learn Greek so that we can understand the Biblical language. And understand things at our local Greek restaurant a little better πŸ˜‰

  166. AJ Cowart
    April 9, 2011 | 8:51 pm

    We may home school next year- this may be a great addition to our plan!

  167. Rebecca
    April 9, 2011 | 10:47 pm

    Latin and Greek are two languages that I want our children to learn. Spanish would rank up there too : ). We started Latin this year and I’d love to add Greek. Our reasons sound similar to yours-understand the Bible in the original languages.

  168. Heather
    April 10, 2011 | 12:24 am

    I follow Raising Olives on Facebook now πŸ™‚

  169. MomOfFour
    April 10, 2011 | 12:34 am

    My son has recently expressed an interest in learning greek and actually asked me if he could learn it next school year. I found this site while doing a search on learning greek. It would be great to win!!

  170. Valerie
    April 10, 2011 | 1:16 am

    I would love to win this for the very same reasons you stated. To teach my kids a language that would even be useful in understanding the original texts is such a wonderful idea!

  171. Kayla
    April 10, 2011 | 3:54 am

    Our last name: Dionyssiou is of Greek origin (I married in). I would like to give my children back some of their lost heritage and like your idea of using it to allow them to read the original old testament!

  172. jennifer
    April 10, 2011 | 5:54 pm

    This is a neat giveaway. I am interested not only for my last homeschooled child, but to have to learn and teach my grandkids…


  173. Nicki Jacen
    April 10, 2011 | 7:21 pm

    I would love to win! My daughter loves foreign languages and it’s her goal to learn as many as she can in her lifetime. She would love to learn Greek and this would be a great way!

  174. Jessica Peace
    April 10, 2011 | 7:29 pm

    I would love to be able to learn Biblical Greek myself and give that gift to our children.

  175. RG
    April 10, 2011 | 8:48 pm

    My son has always had an exceptional draw to language. I fear I am inadequate to offer him the tools he needs to develop these talents. This would be a great asset to our family.

  176. Darcy M.
    April 10, 2011 | 9:26 pm

    My husband and I recently decided we need to teach our children a language. I agree that teaching them greek would be wonderful because it will be so useful to be able to read and study the New Testament in its original language. I often refer to the greek text of the Bible (via biblestudytools.com) when studying scripture and would love for our children to learn it. And we happen to have a nephew named Andrew and his father is Greek.(he’s been to Greece a few times) So that would be fun…maybe we could learn to talk to him in Greek! πŸ™‚

  177. Abbie
    April 10, 2011 | 9:27 pm

    We would love to teach Greek (and learn it ourselves) to better understand the English language, but more than that, to understand God’s Word more clearly.

  178. Deirdre
    April 10, 2011 | 9:49 pm

    My husband has biblical Greek down. However I never learned it. I would like my kids to better be able to delve into God’s word by reading it in Greek.

  179. Christine
    April 10, 2011 | 9:59 pm

    I’d love to win this for the same reasons others have stated: so my family can read Biblical original Greek texts. πŸ™‚

  180. Deirdre
    April 10, 2011 | 10:15 pm

    I LIKE Raising Olives on FB!

  181. Deirdre
    April 10, 2011 | 10:26 pm

    I posted on my FB page about the giveaway.

  182. Wendi
    April 11, 2011 | 4:17 am

    Learning original languages is so important. I have been working with my daughter on Latin and would love to introduce her to Greek next. This looks like a great resource, thank you for the recommendation and review.

  183. Sherry Dodson
    April 11, 2011 | 9:12 am

    I would love to win this prize! I have always had a vision of teaching all of my children Greek and Hebrew before they leave home. I now have three that are grown and gone and still haven’t gotten to the Greek on the list. To be honest, one of the reasons is finances. My husband is disabled so buying the programs are not an option for us right now with 9 children still at home with out budget as low as it is right now.
    I look forward to hearing who wins this. I’m sure whoever it is will be very pleased!

  184. Sherry Dodson
    April 11, 2011 | 9:14 am

    I just shared this on my facebook page too! This is exciting! πŸ™‚

  185. AngieK
    April 11, 2011 | 10:01 am

    I was so excited to see this today! My eleven year old daughter has been trying to teach herself Greek for the past year. This looks like the perfect way to help her. THanks for sharing!!!

  186. Kelly Schoolfield
    April 11, 2011 | 11:00 am

    I already follow you on Facebook πŸ™‚

  187. Kelly Schoolfield
    April 11, 2011 | 11:01 am

    This curriculum has been on my “to buy list” for several years now, but always gets pushed aside in the budget for other “necessary” curricula πŸ™ I would love to get win this πŸ™‚

  188. Kelly Schoolfield
    April 11, 2011 | 11:03 am

    have shared this about this giveaway on Facebook page πŸ™‚

  189. Dalas
    April 11, 2011 | 2:04 pm

    We have always wanted to teach our children the Biblical languages! I would LOVE a free copy πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€

  190. Dalas
    April 11, 2011 | 3:02 pm

    Posted about the giveaway on Facebook!!

  191. Emily
    April 11, 2011 | 4:08 pm

    We want to teach our kids Greek so that they can read the New Testament in its original language πŸ™‚

  192. Emily
    April 11, 2011 | 4:11 pm

    I shared it on facebook πŸ™‚

  193. Emily
    April 11, 2011 | 4:13 pm

    I “liked” raising olives on facebook!

  194. Laura
    April 11, 2011 | 4:20 pm

    I wan’t to teach my children Greek because my son is interested in translation work for unreached people groups. πŸ™‚

  195. Kelly Maine
    April 11, 2011 | 6:07 pm

    I would be interested because my oldest would like to learn Greek so she has a better understanding of the language of the Bible.

  196. Tiffany
    April 11, 2011 | 6:20 pm

    Thanks for such a fun offer and for the chance to win great curricula! We’re all very interested in learning Greek around here and this sounds like a great way to begin!

  197. meclarks
    April 11, 2011 | 6:42 pm

    I would love to teach my children for the same reason I’d like to learn Greek- so that our Bible studies can be more in depth and comprehensive!

  198. Elizabeth Gonzalez
    April 11, 2011 | 10:12 pm

    I would love to win this! We really want our children to know the language that the bible was composed in.

  199. Deborah
    April 11, 2011 | 10:23 pm

    Oh, I would love to teach my children Greek. There seems to be so much lost in translation that I would love for them to read the original. I would also love to learn Hebrew. I jokingly say, “We will do Hebrew after breakfast, Greek after Lunch and Latin after dinner.”

  200. nora manwiller
    April 11, 2011 | 10:26 pm

    I have 3 elementary aged children studying through these Greek materials right now. They are wonderful! My 6 yr. old can’t wait to do his Greek every morning. They think it is very cool to be learning a new language- and look forward to the day they can really read the Bible in Greek! Their daddy is a pastor who studied Greek long ago in seminary, but didn’t retain it as it was “crammed” in. My boys, especially my 11 yr. old who is voracious about his Greek studies, really want to be able to have their personal devotions reading in the original language. I still can’t believe how motivating this curriculum has been for them! πŸ™‚

  201. Gwenyth
    April 11, 2011 | 10:58 pm

    I would love to learn Greek along with my children to increase our Biblical ‘literacy’ as a family and enhance Bible study too.

  202. Ella
    April 12, 2011 | 8:51 am

    I would like my children to learn a language and Greek seems like a really worthwhile one to learn because they could study Scripture better.

  203. Karen
    April 12, 2011 | 9:26 am

    Compelling post. My teenage son wants to learn Greek and I want the whole family to learn Greek for deeper Bible study. We’re in a hurry. My children are all teenagers.

  204. Bekah Huet
    April 12, 2011 | 2:52 pm

    I studied some Koine Greek in college to help in my understanding of the New Testament. I would love to provide my kids with the same knowledge!

  205. michelle
    April 12, 2011 | 8:00 pm

    My son has been wanting to begin learning Greek and I have been looking into this program for all my children to start. It looks great!

  206. Tamara
    April 13, 2011 | 6:37 am

    I would love to help my children learn Greek in order to read the New Testament in its original language! I’ve studied Greek myself and I’m impressed with how this program makes it so accessible to kids!

  207. Penny
    April 13, 2011 | 12:10 pm

    Thanks for the review. I have been looking into Greek so that my 13 year old son with autism can read Scripture as it was written rather than translated. He is so interested in it but I didn’t want to buy it if it didn’t work. Now, I know it works. πŸ™‚ Maybe I’ll win it instead of buying it which would be a huge blessing!

  208. Stephen Thompson
    April 13, 2011 | 12:53 pm

    My oldest daughter (9) loves to read the Bible and wants to learn Greek like Daddy learned at seminary. I’ve tried starting her with Mounce but she’s had a hard time getting started … this looks like a great, child friendly approach and I would be delighted to try it.

  209. Stephen Thompson
    April 13, 2011 | 12:55 pm

    I “liked” Raising Olives on Facebook too! πŸ™‚

  210. Sandy
    April 13, 2011 | 4:26 pm

    Following Raising Olives on FB

  211. Melodee
    April 13, 2011 | 4:27 pm

    We want the children to study both Latin and Greek for vocabulary purposes.

  212. Janelle Knutson
    April 13, 2011 | 6:01 pm

    My oldest daughter (13)wants to learn Greek so she can read the Bible in its original translation. Been looking at different programs. Appreciated your review!

  213. Janelle Knutson
    April 13, 2011 | 6:02 pm

    I “liked” on facebook too!

  214. Kelly Brumley
    April 13, 2011 | 7:07 pm

    I would love to teach my son Greek, he has been wanting to learn a foreign language and Greek would be useful as well as fun!

  215. Diane
    April 13, 2011 | 8:13 pm

    We currently use this program and love it. Originally we started because my daughter was fascinated with ancient Greece. We would love to win the third level.

  216. Tiffany
    April 13, 2011 | 10:27 pm

    To urge my children to grow deeper and deeper in their knowledge of God and to teach them a language that enables them to read God’s Word word for word.

  217. Dacia
    April 14, 2011 | 9:39 am

    Would love to learn Greek myself while teaching the kids – with the goal of understanding the New Testament in original as well! At what age do you start your kids? Or did I miss that in reading?

  218. Tami
    April 14, 2011 | 11:02 am

    We would love to win this program! I think you are exactly right re the value of learning NT Greek rather than Latin, and I would appreciate so much this “jump start”.

  219. abiga/karen
    April 14, 2011 | 12:09 pm

    Is this still open. I would love to win it for my grandies.

  220. Karen from CO
    April 14, 2011 | 2:29 pm

    I would love to teach my children Greek so that they can do work studies in New Testament passages. There is so much more we can understand when we know what the original words were meant to say!

    Thank you for this giveaway!

  221. Amber
    April 14, 2011 | 2:50 pm

    We’d like our children to learn Greek so they can read God’s word in the original language for better understanding, and enjoyment of nuances that don’t come through in English. Additional benefits: the mental training resulting from the discipline of learning another language, help with understanding English as well, and potentially they could read other Greek authors in original language.

  222. Amber
    April 14, 2011 | 2:51 pm

    I already follow you on Facebook.

  223. Andie
    April 14, 2011 | 4:39 pm

    My daughter would like to learn Greek and this sounds like a great program! Do you buy each kid their own workbook? We have seven children….

  224. Rebecca R.
    April 14, 2011 | 6:57 pm

    My husband has been learning Greek at our church’s seminary, and has taught the alphabet to the two oldest of our 9 children. He has been saying that he would love for them to be able to learn Greek in order to be better equipped for Bible study. These sounds great!

  225. Cindy
    April 14, 2011 | 8:37 pm

    I’m interested because my almost-4 year-old is really interested in languages. He makes them up. He loves to sing in Spanish. Maybe I have a budding linguist here!

  226. Cindy
    April 14, 2011 | 8:38 pm

    I follow on FB: Cindy Dyer

  227. Beth
    April 14, 2011 | 11:17 pm

    Hope I’m not too late! Thanks for the chance!

  228. Beth T.
    April 14, 2011 | 11:30 pm

    My daughter who is only in the first grade actually told me she wants to learn Greek…kind of blew me away. (she became interested from part of the MFW first grade curriculum). So needless to say, we would be thrilled to win this free curriculum!

  229. Amanda
    April 15, 2011 | 2:10 am

    I would love to learn Greek, and my son, who’s 3, has been picking up some basic spanish so why not throw in some Greek too!
    I’ve also thought it would be great to be able to go back and read some of the scripture in Greek,