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Summer Language Curriculum

Course Format

As a participant, you will engage in lecture content from the faculty instructor in the form of videos that introduce you to the day’s concepts and prepare you for the activities that lay ahead. After reading your textbook for the day, you will then begin practicing the skills that you have learned, putting them to work in self-paced activities to be completed before a gathering with your small group (precept). The precept time will be spent in close hands-on work, digging into the more challenging parts of the day’s topics and allowing plenty of time for questions and discussion.

Live meetings will be offered at various times to accommodate participants in different time zones and with different commitments, allowing a degree of flexibility for when you complete your work. Though flexible, the format is intensive, and you should expect the course to occupy approximately the same amount of time as a full-time job.

Sample Course Rhythm

For example, the Greek course follows along Croy’s Greek Primer, and each week covers four lessons, with either a holiday, a review day, or an exam on the fifth meeting day.

A daily rhythm might look something like this:

  1. Read and study assigned lesson, 1 hour
  2. Watch lecture and review lesson, 30 minutes
  3. Complete Practice and Review sentences in Croy, 1 hour
  4. Memorize vocabulary, 1 hour
  5. Participate in small group precept, 90 minutes
  6. Read from Jeong’s A Greek Reader, 1 hour
  7. Review, 1 hour

Course Descriptions

Introduction to New Testament Greek (six credits)

Covering the equivalent of a yearlong introduction to the elements of New Testament Greek with emphasis on the mastery of forms, basic vocabulary, and syntax. Selected portions of the Greek New Testament are read in the second half of the course.

Instructor: Dr. Eric Barreto, Frederick and Margaret L. Weyerhaeuser Associate Professor of New Testament


Lecture Sample

Introduction to Biblical Hebrew (six credits)

Covering the equivalent of a yearlong introduction to Hebrew grammar, with emphasis on reading selected portions of the Hebrew Bible.

Instructor: Dr. Heath Dewrell, Lecturer in Biblical Hebrew

Syllabus (previous year; 2023 syllabus coming soon!)

Lecture Sample

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