Why should I take this course?
This sixteen-week Intermediate Greek course builds on first year Greek, focusing on grammatical forms and other semantic issues. This course emphasizes that grammatical features should not be isolated from the larger context. Their function is dependent upon the broader text. This minimalist approach to Greek will tremendously help to avoid common grammatical and lexical fallacies. This course also incorporates insights from recent advances in Greek linguistics, including verbal aspect, voice system, conjunctions, discourse studies, to name a few of these developments.
What day and time are the sessions?
The sessions in this course are live, via skype, personal, one-on-one teaching. Sessions are typically Tuesdays, but exceptions for other days of the week can be made. Sessions are fifty minutes in length. We will try to find a time slot that will work with your schedule.
Are there quizzes and homework?
The homework includes weekly Greek reading assignments and an assigned chapter from the grammar. I will also ask questions during each session on selective points from the readings. These will not be for a grade, but they will show me if you are understanding the material. There is a very brief vocab quiz at the beginning of each session. Expect to study an average of a minimum of one hour a day.
What does a typical session look like?
It begins punctually, so please log on to Skype a couple of minutes early and I will call you on time. First will be a very short vocab quiz. Then we will work through any grammatical points that you have questions on. So be sure to make notes on your readings and write down any questions that you may have. At the end of the session I will highlight what you need to focus on in the next reading assignments.
What are the required textbooks for the course?
- Intermediate Greek Grammar: Syntax for Students of the New Testament by David L. Matthewson and Elodie Ballantine Emig
- Mark 1-8: A Handbook on the Greek Text by Rodney J. Decker
- The Complete Vocabulary Guide to the Greek New Testament by Warren C. Trenchard
How much does it cost and how do I pay?
A fifty minute, weekly skype session is $65. You pay weekly, so there is no up-front financial commitment to pay for the entire course. You pay on the day of the session, before or after the session, but make sure to pay that day. Payment is made on the Current Students page.
Contact us for any questions or if you are ready to begin!
*Requisite: It should go without saying that first year Greek is a requisite for taking this intermediate course. If you would like to take our beginning Greek program, please contact us.