Tag Archives: Greek Pedagogy

Can You Teach Kids Ancient Greek?

I’m pleased to have another guest post from Dr. Sebastian Carnazzo (see the first here). He teaches Greek communicatively with the Academy of Classical Languages through an interactive online format. Here’s Sebastian’s report on his experience teaching 2nd graders to speak and read … Continue reading

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Setting the Bar at Fluency, pt. 2 (SBL 2012 Report)

This is the fourth and final post in my report on the annual meeting for the Society of Biblical Literature, held Nov 17-20 in Chicago. Here are the first, second, and third parts. The rest of this post is the second half of … Continue reading

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Setting the Bar at Fluency, pt. 1 (SBL 2012 Report)

This post is the third post in my report on the annual meeting for the Society of Biblical Literature, held Nov 17-20 in Chicago. Here are the first and second parts. In its second session, our Applied Linguistics group hosted a panel to address the question, “Where should we … Continue reading

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Where Should We Set the Bar in Biblical Language Training? (SBL 2012 Report)

This post is part 2 of my report on the the annual meeting for the Society of Biblical Literature, held Nov 17-20 in Chicago. Here is the first part. In its second session, our Applied Linguistics group hosted a panel to address the question, “Where should we … 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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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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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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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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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 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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