Dear Koine Greek Lovers,
I am reading the benefits of the living koine greek method. Is there someway you could write ur opinion on the same?
So I am currently looking at ways to read greek and understand it in greek itself which would be propelled by me thinking in greek. So basically, when I read the text, I don't want a translation happening in my head but rather I want to understand the subject in a greek context itself. Below are a few questions, which if answered would help me greatly...
1) I am considering Randall Buth's work (2 vol books) and John Schwandt's online classes using Athenaze. Which do you think would be a better return on investment of time and money? Which would work better, provided I put all effort into it? Now, I am not in anyway trying to instigate a war between both their methods. But a pros and cons approach would be helpful
2) What would both their syllabus cover comparing to traditional grammar translation method? Would they cover all of the stuff that Mounces BBG covers? ie would I be in a position to identify a participle, imperative, subjunctive etc (not in a 'translation sense' but in an 'understanding sense')
3) What level of fluency have you heard people say they achieved with both method? Are people reading their NT straightway and make great sense of at least 80% of a page (20% lacking because of vocab limitation)?
4) What would you advice otherwise?
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