Category Archives: Greek Pedagogy

A Comprehensive Classroom Curriculum for Living 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 what I think is perhaps the most important … Continue reading

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A Conversational Koine Greek Audio Course (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. A Conversational Audio Course I think we need an extensive audio course for … Continue reading

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A Contemporary English to Koine Greek Dictionary (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. Public Domain English-Greek Dictionaries Back in the day, when courses in Greek … Continue reading

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My Midterm Greek Exam

Too Much Testing Makes Αλέξανδρος a Dull Boy Some of you may be curious to see how testing would work in a communicative classroom. On the one hand, I abhor testing and grades, and think that neither one of them belongs … Continue reading

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First 1000 Words: Picture Book for Koine Greek Vocabulary (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. Introduction Have you seen this series of books by Usborne? They are … Continue reading

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Koine Greek Rosetta Stone (Needed Resources)

Rosetta Stone. Everyone knows about this software, thanks to the company’s very effective ad campaign. If you’ve been living under a rock, check out their website and try out their free online demo that will introduce you to their basic … Continue reading

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Immersion Greek: Developing the Necessary Support Structure (Basics of Greek Pedagogy, pt. 9)

About the Series In the last post, I discussed some ways seminaries and colleges could accommodate an immersive approach to Greek pedagogy in their curricula and begin to approach the amount of training students receive in modern language programs, or … Continue reading

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David Flusser and Spoken Koine Greek

Anyone who shares my interests in Qumran, early Judaism, and the New Testament should make sure to pick up Géza Vermès’ autobiography, Providential Accidents. Not only is it just a great human story about faith, scholarship, and the twists and … Continue reading

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Making the Perfect the Enemy of the Good

Introduction Suzanne McCarthy of the Bible, Literature and Translation blog has written a lengthy response to my ongoing series on Greek pedagogy. She argues that I am chasing a pipe dream and registers several objections to my proposals thus far. … Continue reading

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Greek Immersion in the Seminary Curriculum—Practical Suggestions (Basics of Greek Pedagogy, pt. 8)

About the Series In the last post, I discussed two typical modern language programs and their requirements. The point was to show how typical seminary requirements for Greek/Hebrew pale in comparison, as modern language programs a) require 50 credits worth … Continue reading

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