Drusilla Sawyer wrote:Well, I started my new job about a month ago and since then, really have done no studying of any NT Greek whatsoever. I take a relatively short lunch break at work so I have no time to do any Greek study on my break like I used to at my old job.
How do people adapt their schedules to learn some NT Greek? I work a second shift job currently, but even I have limited time in the morning before work. I really want to progress instead of falling backwards but I just have had no motivation to learn lately. Work jump starts my stress and anxiety.
I decided a while ago that I would go back to Dobson's "Learn New Testament Greek" and take a break from MacNair's "Teach Yourself New Testament Greek." I found that cycling between two books at once is difficult; I think I should only use MacNair's if I finish Dobson's book or if I need clarification on something that Dobson didn't explain well in his book. Both are excellent in how they teach, but I just find I can't do both at once.
I want to step forward and immerse myself in the language again but it's just so hard for me to find time or a set schedule.
I much prefer Dobson's book - so I'd say stck with that. You might also start reading/memorizing short passages from the GNT. For example, before starting lunch each day, read (aloud if possible) the first line of the Lord's Prayer. After a week, add the next line; then after another week, add the next line - until you've got it all.
It's how I start my Greek classes - and the students have it all memorized in a couple of months, starting from scratch.