Primaries go Greek to help teach English: 13 schools in Oxford set to bring in language lessons

Dr Lorna Robinson, who helped bring Latin back to state schools, believes ancient Greek is destined for success and will help improve English.

As if English wasn’t proving hard enough for them, pupils at inner-city primaries are to face the challenge of ancient Greek.

Some 13 schools in Oxford will begin lessons designed to help improve their English.

 

Helping hand: It is thought that the introduction of Greek into schools can have a positive effect on understanding the English language

Helping hand: It is thought that the introduction of ancient Greek into schools can have a positive effect on understanding the English language

Dr Lorna Robinson, who helped bring Latin back to state schools, believes ancient Greek is destined for success.

‘It will provide a clear and fascinating basis for grasping the complexities of English grammar,’ she told the Times Educational Supplement.

‘People can be daunted at the idea of learning a language that has a different alphabet. Actually, we’ve found that, while it does add an extra dimension, it’s one that people take to quickly.’

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