Wednesday, February 28, 2024

Indirect Benefits of Studying Greek

At last weekend's conference I spoke with a number of you who homeschool your children. Many of you expressed an interest in teaching your children Greek. Yes! I am a HUGE proponent of traditional, subject-matter-focused education that believes that the study of Greek (or Latin) not only has direct benefits but also indirect ones by inculcating mental discipline and critical thinking. But note: One doesn't automatically lead to the other. I've met a number of young people who studied Latin in homeschool. For some, Latin obviously did not teach them to think. It just taught them Latin. So let's remember that a person becomes educated not only by learning but also by using what they learn! 

P.S. It makes a big difference who your teacher is and what textbook you use.