Category: Teaching Greek (Pedagogy)

Living Language in the Written Text at SBL 2018

Again this year, Jonathan Robie and I will be presenting about the work we are doing  to bring living language techniques to the teaching of Ancient Greek through the web. We have a somewhat unclear title for our… Read More

SBL 2018 – Popup Greek?

Once again this November, Jonathan Robie and I will present an update on the work we are doing to create free materials for teaching Hellenistic Greek as a living language. I look forward to seeing many of you… Read More

γραφὴ ζῶσα Living Language in the Written Word

I’m looking forward to tomorrow (November 19, 2016)! Jonathan Robie and I will present our ongoing work on the communicative Koine Greek course, γραφὴ ζῶσα. Our presentation will take place at the 1:00 pm session of the Global Education and Research… Read More

γραφὴ ζῶσα

On November 19 in the 1:00 pm session of the Global Education and Research Technology section of the Society of Biblical Literature meeting in San Antonio, Jonathan Robie and I will present our ongoing work on a communicative Koine Greek… Read More

SBL Presentation Including a Greek Lesson in Greek: Mark 14:22

The presentation that Jonathan Robie and I gave at SBL this past Sunday was well received, and discussion afterward was productive. Our talk began with a brief discussion of language acquisition theory and it’s practical implementation, then Jonathan gave… Read More

Teaching Ancient Greek in Ancient Greek (SBL 2015)

Almost a year ago Jonathan Robie and I did a presentation at SBL on the use of XML for structuring databases for the Greek text of the New Testament. Since that time we have been discussing the ways our… Read More

Google Group: Ancient Greek Best Practices

Paul D. Nitz introduced me this week to a new Google Group entitled Ancient Greek Best Practices. The group is intended for discussion of “the Communicative Approach.” Here’s the way their welcome page explains it: The Ancient Greek Best… Read More

The Dirty Truth About Most New Testament Greek Classes

I just read a very honest assessment by Daniel R. Streett of the state of Ancient Greek instruction at very many institutions in the U.S. If you’ve studied Greek, take a look at his post and see if it… Read More

A Little More on the Middle / Passive

In each of the lessons dealing with the middle and passive voices, I have taken the opportunity to introduce a little more detail needed for a clear understanding of the functions of these voice categories. In lesson 22… Read More

A New Kind of Graded Reader: James Tauber's Work

Take a look at the following nine minute video by James Tauber to see a very innovative use of currently developing technology to support acquiring New Testament Greek. He posted this video to Youtube about two years ago…. Read More