Language Stage 1
This Introductory New Testament Greek course will focus on getting you grappling with the Greek text of the New Testament right from the first session. The focus will be on reading the text, rather than becoming expert on some of the more technical aspects.
Over the twelve weeks of the course we will work through a passage of John’s Gospel together, picking out the aspects we are learning as we go and considering what they mean for our understanding of the text. We will learn vocabulary and grammar in the context of the text of Scripture, rather than in isolation. This will enable us to apply what we learn immediately.
To benefit fully from the course, you will need to do some homework which will require 1-2 hours each week for a short task, and 10 minutes a day to learn vocabulary and patterns of word endings. Unfortunately, there is no shortcut to learning some of these aspects off by heart. The amount of homework needed will vary depending on a range of factors, but we will work with you to ensure you are able to keep up with the class if you are finding it difficult.
Learning Greek requires us to understand some of the rudiments of grammar. We will therefore engage with some aspects of English grammar on the course, and will supply some information beforehand for you to work through if you are not already familiar with this.
There will also be some pre-work, which will include learning the Greek alphabet and being aware of some grammatical terms, and we will supply the materials to help you with this.
Who This Course Is For
This course is aimed at people who have not studied Greek before, but will also be suitable for students who have previously studied New Testament Greek, but have forgotten it! If you have previously studied classical Greek, you would also benefit from the course.