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#1 cornopean

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Posted 29 June 2018 - 09:16 AM

I have converted my Hebrew and Greek courses into a module for TheWord. This now represents a full introductory course in Hebrew and Greek and 95% of it is available offline.

Here is what you can expect to find:

First, an immersive language experience where you study the grammar and syntax by actually analyzing texts. Each lesson is an analysis of a text. In Hebrew, the texts are completely random; in Greek, the texts all come from the gospel of John. The advantage of this method is that common grammatical forms are learned well; less common forms are learned less well. This greatly cuts down on the amount of rote memorization which the student has to perform. The lesson notes in the Hebrew course are all in the textbook. Unfortunately, this text is not cheap. If you're low on funds, look for a first edition. The lesson notes in Greek were written by myself. The texts in the Greek course are simply used as reference works. All of these lesson notes are setup like wikipedia. Every concept or grammatical term is a link which further explains the concept. This facilitates the study of these notes since if you know the term, you can simply move along. If you don't, you stop and learn it.

Second, in the Greek course, you will learn to use MBG. See an intro to this amazing book here: https://vimeo.com/al...video/116302804 This is one of the key bragging points of this course. This book enables even a novice Greek student to analyze the morphology of every single word in the NT. It has a steep learning curve; but if you work your way through this course, you will gain the use of this tool.

Third, you will also learn to analyze the syntax of a sentence via sentence diagramming. There is no better way to learn syntax than to diagram sentences. The reason you learn grammar is so you can understand syntax, and the reason you learn syntax is so you can do exegesis. Syntax is the most important part of exegesis. See more here: https://courses.prts.edu/diagram/

Fourth, all the assignments for this course are available. The Greek assignments are included as part of the module. The Hebrew assignments I will send upon request. Eventually, I would like to input the Hebrew assignments as well, but that's a lot of work, and I didn't want to delay this any further.

Finally, the lesson notes mentioned above form the backbone of the course I teach here at PRTS. If you want access to the entire course (quizzes, assignments, etc.), you can do so freely. Just create an account here: https://engelsma.moo...login/index.php
and enroll.

Do be aware that there are undoubtedly errors, typos, etc. in these pages. If you would take the time to point these out to me, I would be most grateful. You can always contact me here: https://prts.edu/current-students/conta ... on-office/

I look forward to seeing how this works as a method for delivering theological education to distance students.


#2 cornopean

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Posted 29 June 2018 - 09:17 AM

I also need help making this module publicly accessible via this site. Can someone help me with that?

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Posted 02 July 2018 - 09:09 AM

Anyone help with this?

#4 Berean Searcher

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Posted 06 December 2018 - 06:08 AM

As it is for profit, its a buisness. Most theWord modules are free, and this is the basis of theWord.
Is it ethical to charge for a module build around someone elses work, particularly as they (Costas) says the Word should always be free.
If you do it through Costas you may have more success. See theWord own page.
If I pay for modules for theWord I always do it through Costas who has put a lot of work into this.

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