First Year Greek
ButhFam at compuserve.com
Sun Apr 21 08:01:10 EDT 2002
>As to quizzes/exams...none in Greek per se.
>.this is one of the major reasons I don't use any of the
>traditional grammars; they don't give the students enough vocab (by the
>of GTM the student has learned words which occur 25x or more) and enough
>real Koine sentences to translate.
>It is my personal belief that exercises
>which ask the student to translate from English to Greek end up creating
>English sentences with Greek words, and thus create incorrect
>understandings of Greek in the student's mind
Yes, that would happen if pressing students into Greek from English
too soon at too complex a level.
However, I was actually referring to a different phenomenon altogether.
More on the lines of the ETS Frnech and German exams where
students can be tested in French and German with multiple choice
questions in which the answers are either in the language concerned.
I think our field misses out by not having such 'hands on'
'in-the-language' type tests. We could even have standardized Greek
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