Category Archives: Greek Pedagogy

Subvocalization and Greek Speed Reading

Abram K-J asks a question concerning my previous post, which mentioned the key role of subvocalization in reading. Subvocalization is “saying” the words silently in your mind as you read them. When you do this, you “hear” the words and … Continue reading

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Do You Need to Speak Greek in Order to Read It? (SBL 2012 Report)

The annual meeting for the Society of Biblical Literature was held last week in Chicago. Over the next couple of posts I want to sum up some of the activities that our Applied Linguistics group hosted. Hopefully I do better on … Continue reading

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Living Language Classics at Ave Maria University

Followers of this blog may be interested in this report from Luke DeWeese about Christophe Rico’s recent Greek course this summer at Ave Maria University in Florida (HT: Stephen Hill). See also the brief report here on one of their … Continue reading

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Living Greek in an Honduras High School

Be sure to check out Tim Decker’s new post. He is teaching Greek as a living language in a high school at Academia Los Pinares in Tegucigalpa, Honduras. A couple of things to note: Tim is co-teaching the course. Living … Continue reading

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Using Electronic Lexica in Communicative Pedagogy (BibleWorks 9 Review, pt. 3)

Introduction In this series I am exploring some ways that the new BibleWorks 9 can be used, not simply as a tool for exegesis or Bible study, but as an aid to communicative learning and teaching. For a good overview … Continue reading

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Greek the Obscure?

I was alerted to this great section of Thomas Hardy’s classic, Jude the Obscure, by Donald Fairbairn, who refers to it in his new book, Understanding Language (which I discussed briefly here). I think it captures perfectly how disappointed many … Continue reading

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“About” vs. “In” – Brandeis and Hebrew Immersion

Check out this article about Brandeis University cutting their Hebrew major (HT: James Davila). Here are a couple of portions relevant for readers of my blog (emphasis mine): Ringvald believes that the lack of students who choose to major in Hebrew … Continue reading

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A Standardized Test for Communicative Koine Greek (Needed Resources)

About the Series This is part of an ongoing series where I discuss resources that should be developed to aid teachers and students in acquiring Koine Greek communicatively. In this installment, I address the need for a standardized test for Koine … Continue reading

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BibleWorks for Rapid Reading, pt 2 (BibleWorks 9 Review)

Introduction In this series I am exploring some ways that the new BibleWorks 9 can be used, not simply as a tool for exegesis or Bible study, but as an aid to communicative learning and teaching. For a good overview … Continue reading

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The Body Parts Song

At the 2011 Fresno Koine Greek Fluency Workshop, which I was unable to attend, a song that dealt with body parts was introduced to the participants. Eric Weiss posted about this on the B-Greek forum and helpfully included the lyrics … Continue reading

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