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Living Language Approaches
Greek and Music
Classical ApproachesKing's The Method of Teaching New Testament Greek
This article, written by Charles King, was published in Liberty's Christian Perspectives in Education. The author discusses the why and how of teaching/learning New Testament Greek, and he gives a glimpse into his own methodology and his perceived results.MacNair's "Learning New Testament Greek at a Distance"
This article appeared in Vox Evangelica. In it Ian M. MacNair discusses learning New Testament Greek and offers some advice for how to do it most effectively, such as working towards recognition instead of memorization.Thiessen's "Should New Testament Greek Be Required...?"
In this article, published in 1934, Henry C. Thiessen asks and answers the question about whether seminaries should make training in the Greek language optional.____________________________________________________________________________
Living Language ApproachesAncient Greek Best Practices
Here is a Google Group that discusses the best communicative practices of Ancient Greek. The group treats the acquisition of Greek according to the communicative method (distinct from the traditional grammar/translation method. Join the discussion.Biblical Langauge Center
This is an entire website devoted to the Living Language approach to learning the biblical languages. They offer demos, seminars, etc. (The curriculum is available for a fee.)Biblical Language Center on Pronunciation
This .pdf discusses the history, reasons for, and principles behind the pronunciation of the Greek language.Elpenor Pronunciation Links
This page has a few links to various resources concerning the pronunciation of the Greek language.Gruber-Miller's Annotated Bibliography on Teaching Greek and Latin
This bibliography does not claim to be exhaustive, but is intended as a starting point for language teachers who wish to explore specific topics about teaching Greek and Latin in more depth. The works listed below are selected because they are good introductions to the topic, are accessible, and/or include practical activities for classroom use.Hudgins' An Interview with Daniel Streett
In this interview, Thomas Hudgins interviews Daniel Streett, one of the leaders in the Living Language approach to learning biblical Greek. This is a must read interview for those looking to learn about the basics of the Living Language approach.Michael Halcomb's TED talk "Silent No More: Resurrecting Dead Languages"
In this TED talk, Michael Halcomb discusses his experience with learning to speak koine Greek. "While learning to speak a modern language can be quite challenging, gaining fluency in an ancient tongue may be even more difficult. This talk addresses why resurrecting dead languages is a valuable endeavor and how we can make it happen." You can view it on his blog as well.Paul Nitz Proposes Koine Phrasebook on B-Greek Forum
Over on the B-Greek forum, Paul Nitz proposes the idea of creating a Koine Phrasebook. This resource would assist teachers of the Living Language Approach to learning Koine Greek. Though Paul has given up on the project, the work that has been done and the conversation that ensued is a great resource.Polis: The Jerusalem Institute of Languages and Humanities
Founded by Christopher Rico, this institute teaches the ancient "dead languages" by total immersion. Located near Jerusalem, it is attended by people of various mother tongues who learn to communicate through ancient Greek, Hebrew or Latin. You can find out more about their method, as well as utilize some of their free resources, at this site.Songs and Hymns in Koine
If any of you have been in worship service and started translating a hymn or worship song into Greek, then you will certainly enjoy this site. Many worship songs have been translated for you and are set to the original tune.Streett's Posts on Pronunciation
This is a list of all posts dealing with Greek pronunciation on Daniel Streett's blog.Streett's 2010 SBL Presentation
Daniel R. Streett's presentation on teaching/learning Greek through communication, “Is Biblical Greek Oral-Aural Pedagogy Worthwhile?," is available here. It was presented to the Applied Linguistics for Biblical Languages Group, 2010 Annual Meeting of the Society of Biblical Literature, in Atlanta, Georgia.ΣΧΟΛΗ
ΣΧΟΛΗ describes itself as a place είς τὸ τὴν ἀρχαίαν Ἐλληνικὴν γράφειν, ἀναγινώσκειν, λέγειν καὶ ἀκούειν, "to write, read, speak, and hear ancient Greek." Among other things, this site provides the opportunity to chat with others in Koine Greek.____________________________________________________________________________
Greek and MusicKen Berding's Greek Class Sing-Along
Ken Berding's Greek class at Biola University sings the New Testament Greek paradigms.Ken Berding's Interview on Greek and Music
Ken Berding answers the question "Why did I put Greek grammar to music?" in this Zondervan interview.____________________________________________________________________________
Vocabulary AcquisitionWilson's "Greek Vocabulary Acquisition Using Semantic Domains"
Mark Wilson discusses another way to learn, and hopefully master, New Testament Greek vocabulary by learning vocabulary in clusters of words that are semantically related.____________________________________________________________________________
Hebrew PedagogyHolmstedt's "Biblical Hebrew Pedagogy" Presentation
This is Robert Holmstedt's presentation at the 2012 annual Society of Biblical Literature meeting for a panel of the Applied Linguistics for Biblical Languages Group. The question for the panel was “Where Do We Set the Bar in Biblical Language Training?" Yes, the essay is about Hebrew, but its implications include teaching Koine Greek.