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by refe
July 15th, 2011, 1:36 pm
Forum: Teaching Methods
Topic: Teaching Greek to Kids
Replies: 21
Views: 4605

Re: Teaching Greek to Kids

Living Koine seems like it may be a good place to start, but I haven't had much chance to test out how age appropriate it would actually be, and it is a bit outside the Sunday School budget at the moment! We have the kids reading through John Ch. 1 now and I am putting together some visual flashcard...
by refe
July 15th, 2011, 1:17 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Dewayne Dulaney-Devenios Doulenios
Replies: 3
Views: 1022

Re: Dewayne Dulaney-Devenios Doulenios

Thanks Dewayne - I'm excited to read your translation of John. I've appreciated our interactions both in English and Greek, and I look forward to many more in the future!
by refe
June 20th, 2011, 10:34 am
Forum: Other
Topic: What Next after First Year Greek?
Replies: 5
Views: 1638

Re: What Next after First Year Greek?

Mounce's Graded Reader is great - I used it and found it very helpful. Decker's Koine Reader is even better - reading non-NT texts at that stage is vital and his reader really is well put together. However, once a student is done with these transitional materials I think they need to stop 'translati...
by refe
June 20th, 2011, 10:27 am
Forum: Other
Topic: The Daily Dozen
Replies: 7
Views: 1470

Re: The Daily Dozen

After playing the flute most of my life, I finally learned how to practice the flute in my mid-30s. There are certain things you should do, and things you should pay attention to when you do them. You don't just play scales, you listen for particular things as you play them, working on your tone or...
by refe
June 17th, 2011, 10:14 am
Forum: Other
Topic: Creating a "Reader's" Edition
Replies: 9
Views: 3118

Re: Creating a "Reader's" Edition

The copyright status of the Greek text of a critical edition is an unresolved issue under U.S. copyright law. (The apparatus and other value-added material by the editor is copyrightable, of course.) To be safe and to be courteous, I would recommend using out-of-copyright texts for reader's edition...
by refe
June 16th, 2011, 10:56 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Creating a "Reader's" Edition
Replies: 9
Views: 3118

Re: Creating a "Reader's" Edition

I'm interested in creating "reader's" editions of Greek texts. For example, I'm reading through the Epistle to Diognetus right now. I have to look up uncommon vocabulary and difficult constructions as I go, so I may as well record that information in a visually appealing, accessible format. Does an...
by refe
June 16th, 2011, 5:44 pm
Forum: Church Fathers and Patristic Greek Texts
Topic: Preparing for Patristic Greek
Replies: 15
Views: 4399

Re: Preparing for Patristic Greek

Also, Charlie, where are you going to start? Rod Whitacre's Patristic Greek Reader (published by Hendrickson, now with Baker Academic [disclaimer (or would it be "claimer"): I work for Baker] gives an excellent set of selections with notes to help you through them. Or you could start with the Apost...
by refe
June 16th, 2011, 5:04 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Learning Greek on one's own
Replies: 27
Views: 6018

Re: Learning Greek on one's own

I am currently trying to teach myself Greek, though I'm finding it's pretty difficult. Grammatically, it's so different from English, and the worst part is not having an idea of how to pronounce the vocabulary, what with their accents and everything. And accents are pretty terrible, too - I'm not q...
by refe
June 13th, 2011, 1:34 pm
Forum: Teaching Methods
Topic: Teaching Greek to Kids
Replies: 21
Views: 4605

Re: Teaching Greek to Kids

Louis L Sorenson wrote:I'm working on a board game.
Really? That's awesome. If you need guinea pigs I happen to know a few!
by refe
June 13th, 2011, 11:01 am
Forum: Teaching Methods
Topic: Teaching Greek to Kids
Replies: 21
Views: 4605

Re: Teaching Greek to Kids

I should add that these kids are between 8-11 years old, some of them a little younger but all of them can read and write (in English, of course.)