Tag Archives: Seminaries

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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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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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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Greek Immersion in the Seminary Curriculum–What’s Needed to Make it Work? (Basics of Greek Pedagogy, pt. 7)

About the Series This is part 7 in a series of posts laying out the problems with typical Koine Greek teaching methods and proposing a reformation in pedagogy. In my last post, I noted the rise of the “tools” approach … Continue reading

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