Tag Archives: Proficiency

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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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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Bible Software, Greek Tools, and a Future for Immersion (Basics of Greek Pedagogy, pt. 6)

About the Series This is part 6 in a series of posts laying out the problems with typical Koine Greek teaching methods and proposing a reformation in pedagogy. In the last post, I discussed the amount of time it takes to … Continue reading

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Brian Schultz on Reading Fluency in Hebrew and Greek

Brian Schultz, who teaches Biblical Hebrew communicately at Fresno Pacific University and is just an all-around nice guy, has posted some thoughts on what constitutes reading fluency and what helps or hinders its development. Check them out here. They dovetail rather … 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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Greek Professors: Do They Know Greek? (Basics of Greek Pedagogy, pt. 3)

About the Series This is part 3 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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