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by Sam Parkinson
January 24th, 2019, 11:57 am
Forum: Teaching and Learning Greek
Topic: "I just don't think it makes you a better exegete ... " Theology, exegesis, and Learning Koine Greek Communicatively
Replies: 25
Views: 7358

Re: "I just don't think it makes you a better exegete ... " Theology, exegesis, and Learning Koine Greek Communicatively

Not too long ago someone posted a link to an article discussing research on language acquisition which concluded that composition didn't contribute significantly to acquisition. Reading and comprehending large volumes of text written by native speakers was the main factor in acquisition. You won't ...
by Sam Parkinson
September 2nd, 2018, 2:12 am
Forum: Teaching and Learning Greek
Topic: 2nd year Greek for middle/high schoolers
Replies: 13
Views: 6031

Re: 2nd year Greek for middle/high schoolers

Sorry to take things slightly off topic, but would you recommend the Colloquia for others as well, particularly those of us learning by ourselves? They look wonderful for extending your knowledge of Greek, but they are pretty pricey. That's not off topic. I actually would. There is a free version o...
by Sam Parkinson
August 30th, 2018, 8:17 am
Forum: Teaching and Learning Greek
Topic: 2nd year Greek for middle/high schoolers
Replies: 13
Views: 6031

Re: 2nd year Greek for middle/high schoolers

Lately I'm into the Colloquia of the Hermeneumata Pseudodositheana, teaching texts from the third century designed to teach Greek speakers Latin, and were written with one column in Greek as the source language and one column in Latin as the target language. I do this with my Latin students and the...
by Sam Parkinson
August 8th, 2018, 6:24 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hoping for real reading proficiency
Replies: 24
Views: 6547

Re: Hoping for real reading proficiency

As for finding words below 10x, I've yet to find an easy way to do this. I have Accordance, but I'm not sure how to search specifically. My Google searches haven't turned up any good advice. I also have a reader's lexicon, but that is time consuming to type out for each book. Any ideas how to get t...
by Sam Parkinson
August 7th, 2018, 11:27 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Sam Parkinson
Replies: 3
Views: 1389

Re: Sam Parkinson

Jonathan Robie wrote:
August 7th, 2018, 10:07 am
Sam Parkinson wrote:
August 7th, 2018, 5:49 am
p.s. would a moderator kindly change my username to Sam Parkinson? I can't work out how to contact one directly, as I haven't posted enough to message any of you - at least as far as I can work out!
Done.
Thanks, much appreciated!
by Sam Parkinson
August 7th, 2018, 5:49 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Sam Parkinson
Replies: 3
Views: 1389

Sam Parkinson

Hello all, I'm finally getting round to an introduction, after a couple of months of lurking and a couple of posts. Finding B-Greek has been like finding a gold mine: there's just so much good stuff here. I've had to teach myself, and being able to learn from such an array of people who are far furt...
by Sam Parkinson
August 6th, 2018, 8:44 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hoping for real reading proficiency
Replies: 24
Views: 6547

Re: Hoping for real reading proficiency

Now, I am certain I have forgotten a lot of the new words. Should I try to make a rapid pass through the chapter again? Or, just keep going? I know Wallace's NT Reading plan suggests seeing each chapter three times. That got a little boring to me. I at least have found reading three times really, r...
by Sam Parkinson
July 2nd, 2018, 11:09 am
Forum: Teaching and Learning Greek
Topic: Life after a basic grammar
Replies: 20
Views: 9254

Re: Life after a basic grammar

Thanks for the responses. So, I just bought Deckers Greek Reader, and I think I'll buy Smyth's grammar as a reference as well as Dickey's composition book to start working through. Another question: as I'm reading passages right now, I'm basically translating them into English in my head. I know th...

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