[B-Greek] Introductory Grammar Suggestions

Tony Lester geekgreek at hotmail.com
Wed Aug 18 11:07:59 EDT 2010


Having freely available audio/video resources is a huge plus for a self-learner.

- Tony Lester


> Date: Wed, 18 Aug 2010 06:05:41 -0700
> From: lightmanmark at yahoo.com
> To: randallbuth at gmail.com; nebarry at verizon.net
> CC: b-greek at lists.ibiblio.org
> Subject: Re: [B-Greek] Introductory Grammar Suggestions
> 
> Barry, I think you are within view of the mountains by your decision to 
> supplement Crosby with Athenaze.  Make sure you check out this audio site
> 
> 
> http://tamathemata.blogspot.com/
> 
> and watch this
>  
> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2xCRIBl6eUA
> 
> to see how Athenaze can be adapted for oral-aural learning. 
> 
> Mark L
> 
> 
> 
> FWSFOROS MARKOS
> 
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> 
> 
> ________________________________
> From: Randall Buth <randallbuth at gmail.com>
> To: Barry H. <nebarry at verizon.net>
> Cc: B Greek <b-greek at lists.ibiblio.org>
> Sent: Wed, August 18, 2010 1:10:30 AM
> Subject: Re: [B-Greek] Introductory Grammar Suggestions
> 
> On Wed, Aug 18, 2010 at 8:21 AM, Barry H. <nebarry at verizon.net> wrote:
> >
> > ----- Original Message ----- From: "Randall Buth" <randallbuth at gmail.com>
> > To: "B Greek" <b-greek at lists.ibiblio.org>
> > Sent: Tuesday, August 17, 2010 6:51 PM
> > Subject: [B-Greek] Introductory Grammar Suggestions
> >
> >
> >> >My initial inclination was to start with a New Testament grammar.
> >> > >However, the more research I did, the more inclined I became to starting
> >> > >with Attic.  You mention that learning Attic first allowed you to more
> >> > >easily
> >> transition to both Homer and to koine.  What are your thoughts on
> >> beginning with Homer?  It is certainly the long way to getting at koine.>
> >>
> >> Tony, you might want to study that essay on "SLA and Latin"
> >> and its implications on pedagogy and success,
> >> before making commitments. Like the idea that different methodologies
> >> are not options or personal taste but perform necessary roles at
> >> different stages of learning.
> >
> > Very good observation, especially for classroom instruction.  Based on you
> > experience, however, how would you advise a self-learner to go about his
> > task?
> >
> > N.E. Barry Hofstetter
> 
> Believe it or not, that's why we developed Living Koine Greek--to be
> self-study modules. All the drills and readings are recorded, even if
> 'pre-Rosetta Stone' technology, something like the old FSI.
> (Incidently, I'm going thru an FSI Swahili at the moment, trying to
> pick up a language that I missed along the way.)
> 
> and on the teaching side we are all self-learners since it is a fair
> estimate that none of us learned Greek in a oral-aural environment. So
> for teachers the primary necessity is commitment. it is very difficult
> to turn things around and it takes commitment to go around the next
> bend, and the next, and over the next hilll, and the next. The first
> commitment is to get on a path that will lead to the mountain plateau.
> 
> 
> -- 
> Randall Buth, PhD
> www.biblicalulpan.org
> randallbuth at gmail.com
> Biblical Language Center
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