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by TimNelson
November 4th, 2014, 8:54 am
Forum: Teaching and Learning Greek
Topic: Who does their main bible reading in Greek?
Replies: 28
Views: 13768

Re: Who does their main bible reading in Greek?

Agreed Barry. Just to help clarify for everyone, let me reproduce one of Wallace's comments (below the blog) here. Having been asked the question "what do you mean by “translate”? Write it out? Do it in your head? Word-by-word, or clause-by-clause?", Wallace answered: I mean do it mentally. And of c...
by TimNelson
November 4th, 2014, 2:18 am
Forum: Teaching Methods
Topic: Teaching Greek to Kids
Replies: 21
Views: 5702

Re: Teaching Greek to Kids

Oh, just a note on the Scrabble tiles. My approach was to get some pasteboard from an Art shop (this is about as thick as a scrabble tile), and print the tiles on gloss paper. Then I got some JAC paper (also from an Art shop -- it's like double-sided tape, but in an A4 (or Letter) size of paper), an...
by TimNelson
November 4th, 2014, 2:15 am
Forum: Teaching Methods
Topic: Teaching Greek to Kids
Replies: 21
Views: 5702

Re: Teaching Greek to Kids

http://boardgamegeek.com/filepage/39947/multilingual-scrabble-tiles-collection I've just been reminded of the above link. There are Greek and Hebrew scrabble tiles. I suspect the letter difficulties are a little skewed towards the modern languages, (the Greek ones put use of u down as one of the mos...
by TimNelson
November 4th, 2014, 2:04 am
Forum: Teaching Methods
Topic: A Very Different Approach to Teaching a Classical Language
Replies: 6
Views: 2790

Re: A Very Different Approach to Teaching a Classical Langua

"LaSor" is the book cited at the end of Stirling Bartholomew's post (the second post in this thread). LaSor did a Hebrew one as well. My Hebrew lecturer, whilst using Pratico and Van Pelt, also took some material from LaSor (and some from the TPR-type people too).
by TimNelson
November 4th, 2014, 12:33 am
Forum: Teaching Methods
Topic: What form(s) should be learned for verbs?
Replies: 36
Views: 10650

Re: What form(s) should be learned for verbs?

Interestingly, Wm Mounce does not have first year students learn accents in Basics of Biblical Greek. Perhaps he feels it is better for 2nd year students, who have enough Greek under their belts, to begin learning accents. Just a wild guess, although he doesn't seem to be too concerned with the acc...
by TimNelson
November 3rd, 2014, 11:25 pm
Forum: Teaching Methods
Topic: Vocabulary / Week
Replies: 25
Views: 8193

Re: Vocabulary / Week

Answering the original asker: Wenham had over 560, and our group seemed to remember a lot of the stuff. Note that 462 is enough to take you to all words occurring 30x or more, which is where the Reader's Bibles and Reader's Lexica seem to draw the line. The thing that killed me the first time going ...
by TimNelson
November 3rd, 2014, 10:44 pm
Forum: Word Meanings
Topic: Verb catalog - lexical aspect
Replies: 89
Views: 17141

Re: Verb catalog - lexical aspect

Hmm. I've just realised that there's some confusion in this thread, and it's MINE, ALL MINE! MUAHAHAHA (sorry, got carried away :) ). Anyway, I'd interpreted Randall's comment to be saying that the idea of having a verb catalogue which enumerated the attributes of the verb was a dead end, despite th...
by TimNelson
November 3rd, 2014, 10:38 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Timothy Nelson
Replies: 5
Views: 1224

Re: Timothy Nelson

Thanks for the advice Barry. I think what I really need to do at the moment is just knuckle down and a) read text, and b) memorise vocab, but I will keep your advice in mind, and hopefully get the opportunity to do it. Certainly the comment about doing more than you are comfortable with is immediate...
by TimNelson
November 3rd, 2014, 6:50 pm
Forum: Teaching and Learning Greek
Topic: Who does their main bible reading in Greek?
Replies: 28
Views: 13768

Re: Who does their main bible reading in Greek?

Wallace's method:

http://danielbwallace.com/2013/12/29/re ... testament/

While I think Wallace's method might be useful to me, I don't want to do it for my devotions, since I think that would make them a chore (at the speed I go). But I can still use his reading order.
by TimNelson
November 3rd, 2014, 8:08 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Timothy Nelson
Replies: 5
Views: 1224

Timothy Nelson

Hi all. I've just completed (June 2014) a supposedly 3-year M. Div. at the Reformed Theological College in Australia. They offered one year of each of the Biblical languages, and kindly allowed me to a) re-audit the language units that I'd done (especially valuable with Greek, since both the lecture...

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