Hello - return to bgreek

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Hefin J. Jones
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Hello - return to bgreek

Post by Hefin J. Jones » May 19th, 2018, 3:40 am

Hello again,

Returning to B-greek after a break of a year or two, and really since my last sojourn was fairly brief, it's been years.

New context: now I'm an instructor in New Testament at a small seminary in South East Asia.
Unexpected role: I'm going to teach Greek! Not something I had especially planned or seen myself doing. However, over the next 18 months or so I'm likely to teach a fairly basic Greek 1 & 2 course followed by some very basic exegetical syntax / intermediate grammar Gk 3.
So... I have to do a lot of re-learning! And adjusting to the role of being an instructor in language. Not really qualified at all but we'll all muddle through together, I hope, and we'll know a bit more than when we began.

Now more interested in pedagogy than I was in the past.
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Barry Hofstetter
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Re: Hello - return to bgreek

Post by Barry Hofstetter » May 19th, 2018, 8:03 am

Welcome back, Hefin. Don't worry -- it's just like riding a bicycle or skating, it comes back rather quickly when you start pedaling or are on the ice (but not pedaling on the ice).
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Hefin J. Jones
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Re: Hello - return to bgreek

Post by Hefin J. Jones » May 19th, 2018, 8:39 am

Thanks Barry

Teaching Greek will be a totally new experience though!

HJ
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Re: Hello - return to bgreek

Post by Jonathan Robie » May 19th, 2018, 2:35 pm

Welcome back, Hefin. You can usually get lots of opinions on how to teach here ;->
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Re: Hello - return to bgreek

Post by Hefin J. Jones » May 19th, 2018, 6:54 pm

Oh yes... ;-)

I know that what I'll be doing in my teaching won't quite (!) satisfy some folk - but I think I can learn lots from them, even if we can't replicate what they've achieved. With my change of focus I'm reading more of the stuff on pedagogy here and it's already helpful.

Hefin
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Adam Olean
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Re: Hello - return to bgreek

Post by Adam Olean » May 22nd, 2018, 11:54 pm

Hefin J. Jones wrote:
May 19th, 2018, 6:54 pm
Oh yes... ;-)

I know that what I'll be doing in my teaching won't quite (!) satisfy some folk - but I think I can learn lots from them, even if we can't replicate what they've achieved. With my change of focus I'm reading more of the stuff on pedagogy here and it's already helpful.

Hefin
You have to start somewhere, but thankfully you don't have to finish where you start. I suppose that's part of the joy of learning, not to mention learning through teaching (the real crucible of learning)! I'm not teaching Hebrew or Greek at present, but I'd like to someday. So I'll look forward to learning from you, Hefin.
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Re: Hello - return to bgreek

Post by Hefin J. Jones » May 23rd, 2018, 7:44 am

True Adam! It is good to look at things from a teaching perspective.

HJ
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