World Languages

Alphabet Archaeologist Camp: Digging Into The Ancient History of the Alphabet

This four-section class is an introduction to the influence of the ancient Phoenecian, Greek, and Hebrew languages on the building blocks of the English language - the Alphabet!
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45 minutes

per class

4x per week

over 1 week


year olds


learners per class

per learner - per class

How does aMulti-Daycourse work?

Meets multiple times at scheduled times
Live video chats, recorded and monitored for safety and quality
Discussions via classroom forum and private messages with the teacher
Great for engaging projects and interacting with diverse classmates from other states and countries

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Class Experience

The goal of this class is to pique the interest of young learners in world languages. This is an introductory class to both history and foreign language. My hope is to inspire students to ask questions about history and culture. Specifically, they should leave class with an ability to explain how at least 5 of our English letters of the alphabet evolved from within cultures that were very different from our own. 
There is no assigned homework, though practice with the letters outside of classtime will inevitably lead to a richer experience of connecting the linguistic "dots" between The Phoenician, Hebrew, and Greek with English.  All work is group work.
3 hours per week in class, and maybe some time outside of class.


Lee WilliamsGreetings! Saludos! שׁלום! Χαίρετε!
82 total reviews
70 completed classes

About Me

Hello!  My name is Lee Williams, and one of my favorite quotes, which summarizes perfectly how I view teaching, is from Dr. Eva Brann:  "Teaching is above all the controlled public expression of delight."  The subjects that most interest me, like... 
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