WARNING: If you were
accepted as a student AFTER September 19, 2013 you cannot take your
from this current site. You must take all tests, submit all forms,
and conduct all other college business
through the SLBC Moodle site at http://slbcrecords.org
The only exception is students that were
specifically approved for a Special Course of Study. If you did
not submit a Special Course of
Study form and have it accepted by SLBC, then you are NOT on that
program and cannot take
your courses from this current site. If you were accepted as a
student after September 19, 2013
and you have not been accepted for a Special Course of Study, DO NOT
take your courses
from this current site. If you do, your submissions CANNOT be
credited to your file.
Only tests and forms submitted directly from and to the Moodle site are
be handled by the automated Moodle system.
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.
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
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
METHOD OF STUDY:
1. 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
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.
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
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.
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
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
Instead of displaying as Greek letters they display as the English
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.