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BEGINNING GREEK



This course is a primer in the original language of the New Testament.  In this course you will learn the Greek alphabet, the basics of reading and writing the language, how to properly understand Koine Greek by learning the various parts of the words (stems, endings, etc.), the use of verbs, conjunctions, and pronouns, as well as basic sentence structure.  You will also memorize and learn to use a basic Greek vocabulary including pronunciation.  In addition you will learn how to use a Greek-English Lexicon to gain the specific meanings of words that are explained only in a general way by concordances.  Any references used from the Greek Bible will be from the Received Text; also known as the Majority Text.  (3 credits)

  • BEGIN SIGN-IN form must be submitted for this course unless you have done so previously.  You do not sign in again when you finish each lesson.  You only do so and mark the form "Finish" when you have completed the entire course and you are ready for the Final Test.

  • Download the COURSE RECORD FORM.  On it you will keep a record of your sign in "Begin" date because you will be required to enter it on the Sign In "Finish" form that you will submit at the end of the entire course.  You will also keep other pertinent information on that form such as date and score for each test so that you will be able to keep track of your progress through the course.

  • METHOD OF STUDY:
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    Student is required to read and complete the workbook/textbook by Dr. T.E. VanBuskirk, looking up and reading all scriptures in your Bible that are referenced. Student is required to take and pass the tests as you complete each of the 6 sections in the textbook.
    2. Minimum Attendance for each lesson/section is 2 weeks:
       
    Student may not complete more than one lesson/section per 2 week period. Given the depth of the material, some sections will require three or even four weeks.
    3. Minimum Attendance for the entire course is 18 weeks:
       
    Minimum attendance requirement for the course is 18 weeks (enter 18 weeks on your forms) but suggested attendance is 24 weeks.
    4. 
    The tests in this course require 100% to pass.
    5. 
    There will be a Final Test at the end of the course.  Tests will be open book or closed book as specified in each section of the textbook.  Some allow the use of the Lexicon but no other study materials.  What is allowed is specified for each lesson and test.
    6. All test links are incorporated into the text at the end of each section.
    7. It is required that all exercises and tests must be pronounced aloud while completing them.  Pronounce all Greek and English questions and answers aloud.  The purpose of this is to enhance the learning process by reinforcing the lessons by sight, speech, and sound. (See and read the questions and answers, speak the questions and answers, hear the questions and answers as you pronounce them aloud.)  If you do not follow this requirement then you will not be able to complete the lessons and pass the tests.

  • TESTING:  Make sure you read and submit the Testing Instructions Agreement form if you have not already done so.  Only one Testing Instruction form is required by each student for placement in their file.  If you do not read that form then you will not know how to properly submit your User Name and User ID.  You do not make up your own User Name and User ID, you will learn what they are from that form.  We do not keep your User Name and User ID on file so if you do not submit that form and follow the instructions on it concerning those and other matters, then your test may be disallowed.
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      You may not take more than one test in one subject on any one day.  That means that if you fail a test, then you need to restudy the appropriate section of the textbook and then retake the failed test not sooner than the next day.  This requirement is only for those tests that are specified as "tests" and does not include any practice tests or routines that you may use in the course to help facilitate your learning process.
    -  Because the minimum attendance requirement is two weeks per lesson, then your first test may not be submitted until on or after the last day of the minimum two weeks study requirement (14 days) figured from your sign in date for the course.  For each subsequent lesson, lesson tests can be submitted at not less than 14 day intervals figured from the passing date of the previous test to the taking of the current test.  Any tests submitted at less than 14 day intervals will be disallowed and discarded and the student will have to repeat those tests when the attendance/study/testing requirements have been met.

  • Textbook/workbook:  There is a Table of Contents on the first page of Lesson One of the textbook by which you can access the other lessons.  Lessons Four and following require a password which is included in the previous lesson test.  Write each password down when it is given to you upon passing the previous lesson test because you will need it each time you want to access those lessons.

  • MOZILLA FIREFOX WARNING: It has been brought to my attention by one of the students that when they use Mozilla Firefox the Greek letters in the textbook do not display properly.  Instead of displaying as Greek letters they display as the English equivalents. If you are using Mozilla Firefox and have this same problem, then switch to Internet Explorer and the letters should display properly as Greek letters.  If they do not, then please contact me via the CONTACT form.

  • "Beginning Greek" the online textbook by Dr. T.E. VanBuskirk, can be accessed by clicking HERE.