Tag Archives: Greek Pedagogy

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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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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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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David Alan Black On the Generational Shift in Greek Pedagogy

I am very honored by the recent comments on David Alan Black’s blog. At 6:16 on 9/15/11 he posted: 6:16 PM A groundbreaking new website has been launched by one of our Southeastern grads. It’s all about Greek and especially … Continue reading

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How Long, O Lord, Until I Know Greek? (Basics of Greek Pedagogy, pt. 5)

About the Series This is part 5 in a series of posts laying out the problems with typical Koine Greek teaching methods and proposing a reformation in pedagogy. Part 1 talked about what it means to read Greek or any other … Continue reading

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The Oral/Aural Foundations of Reading (Basics of Greek Pedagogy, pt. 4)

About the Series This is part 4 in a series of posts laying out the problems with typical Koine Greek teaching methods and proposing a reformation in pedagogy. Part 1 talked about what it means to read Greek or any … Continue reading

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What Does it Mean to “Read” Greek? (Basics of Greek Pedagogy, pt. 1)

By far the most common objection to oral/aural methods for teaching ancient Greek is the following: Greek is a dead language. We will never need to speak ancient Greek, so why should we waste time listening to and speaking it when … Continue reading

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