DescriptionThis unit introduces students to the original language of the New Testament. It uses grammatical-analytical and communicative approaches to language acquisition which involves reading, writing, listening, and speaking in the original language to enable students to begin to read the Greek New Testament with comprehension. Several short passages from the New Testament will be translated.
Learning Activitiesa) An online pre-sessional (equivalent of two days) which takes place the week before the start of semester
b) 6 fortnightly sessions online. Each session consists of the teacher's multi-media lessons augmented by the set texts, online quizzes and tasks. There is also a weekly 30-minute Skype tutorial session with the teacher.
*This unit is offered at Undergraduate and Postgraduate level. Students may engage with people across both levels when this unit is delivered.
Assessments6 fortnightly tasks (translation, grammar and syntax exercises) equivalent to 1000 words - 25%
3 assignment tasks (written, spoken, and aural) during the semester equivalent to 1000 words - 25%
2 hour written examination under controlled conditions at the end of the semester equivalent to 2000 words - 50%
Learning OutcomesUpon successful completion of this unit, it is expected that students will be able to:
1. translate simple sentences and passages from New Testament Greek into English, and English into Greek
2. speak, hear and comprehend, simple sentences in New Testament Greek
3. know the meaning of words that occur frequently in the New Testament
4. analyse the grammar and syntax of fairly simple sentences in New Testament Greek
5. apply their growing knowledge of Greek to the exegesis of passages in the New Testament.