Beginning Greek Video Lectures on the Web

Beginning Greek Video Lectures on the Web

Postby Wayne Kirk » March 16th, 2012, 7:10 am

For those who are just beginning their study of Greek and especially those using David Black's primer, there is a web site that you might find useful. The link is http://thebible.net/video/greek/. It consists of 35 prerecorded lectures on NT Greek and appears to walk through Black's text. I don't know the gentleman conducting the training, but his name is John Moore. The first video states that the material is freely available for non-commercial use.

I watched a couple minutes for a few lectures and found them to be sound. That's not an endorsement of the entire series, but from what I saw, I think it could be helpful for a self-learner.
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Re: Beginning Greek Video Lectures on the Web

Postby Peter Streitenberger » March 17th, 2012, 9:13 am

Dear Wayne,
thank you for this link ! I just tested the lesson on participles and it seems to be sound, but I can't find the video on the 2nd declension - is it missing?
Yours
Peter
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Re: Beginning Greek Video Lectures on the Web

Postby Wayne Kirk » March 17th, 2012, 10:32 pm

Peter,

I only spent a few minutes browsing the videos. I also located similar lectures by Bill Mounce over his text at http://www.teknia.com/newtestamentgreek1.
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Re: Beginning Greek Video Lectures on the Web

Postby Peter Streitenberger » March 18th, 2012, 1:11 pm

Dear Wayne,
hurra, that's a terrific site - I know Bill Mounce and what he teaches is beneficial. Thank you for this link.
Yours
Peter, Germany
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Re: Beginning Greek Video Lectures on the Web

Postby RandallButh » March 19th, 2012, 5:36 am

If people are going to use this site, then some qualifications are probably useful.
1. Aim at better control of accents than in the occasional readings. At the end of clip#2 John 1.1-5 was read outloud with four mis-accented words geGAnen γέγονεν, ANthropon ἀνθρώπων, AWta αὐτὸ, katelaBEN κατέλαβεν.
2. As seen in the words above, this site uses a blatant ο=α convention, so that one will hear very distinctly TAN theAN (acc. 'the goddess', doric) for TON theON (acc. 'the God'). To teachers: we need to be careful how we use the newish mass media tools for the next generation.
3. Listening to clip #20 it becomes clear that the time invested is in listening to English, not Greek. From a 'second language acquistion' perspective, it is not making use of the media for meaningful communication in Greek or developing internalization. Something else will be needed for that.
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Re: Beginning Greek Video Lectures on the Web

Postby Jonathan Robie » March 19th, 2012, 10:28 am

RandallButh wrote:Listening to clip #20 it becomes clear that the time invested is in listening to English, not Greek. From a 'second language acquistion' perspective, it is not making use of the media for meaningful communication in Greek or developing internalization. Something else will be needed for that.


I would love to see online instructional videos that use a Living Languages approach.
ἐξίσταντο δὲ πάντες καὶ διηποροῦντο, ἄλλος πρὸς ἄλλον λέγοντες, τί θέλει τοῦτο εἶναι;
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Re: Beginning Greek Video Lectures on the Web

Postby RandallButh » March 19th, 2012, 10:42 am

Me too, but who's going to pay for it? The work and investment is massive and far beyond what many may imagine who just paraphrase English-talk about a language.
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