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Monitoring Only
Cannot be credited toward a degree or certificate.



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.

  • We do not keep records for students who are Monitoring only.  If you want a record of your progress you may download a COURSE RECORD FORM.  On it you can keep all pertinent information such as date and score for each test so that you will be able to keep track of your progress through the course.

    Read and complete the workbook/textbook by Dr. T.E. VanBuskirk, looking up and reading all scriptures in your Bible that are referenced. Take the tests as you complete each of the 6 sections in the textbook.
    2. Attendance for each lesson/section is 2 weeks:
    Student should 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. Attendance for the entire course is 18 weeks:
    Although attendance for the course is 18 weeks, suggested attendance is 24 weeks.
    The tests in this course require 100% to pass.
    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 tests will 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. Students should pronounce all Greek and English aloud while completing all tests and exercises.  Including pronunciation of 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.)  You will be asked if you have done so and if you haven't you will not be able to complete the lessons and pass the tests.

  • 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.

  • 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 US form.

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