Re: Summer Greek in seminaries
David N. Wigtil wrote:
> 1. Two teachers, far better than one
> 2. No working students whatsoever (not even part-time)
> 3. Full year of second-year Greek immediately afterward
> 4. Ten weeks, not eight
> 5. Inductive method, somewhat better than traditional deduct.
> 6. Drill sections, new-material sections, and BREAKS!
> 7. Air-conditioning
#5. I think the inductive/deductive question should include BOTH, and
should be tailored for stressing whichever method meets the personality
style (sensing/intuitive) of the individual.
I would add #8. Keep giving incentives, e.g., showing texts where
this lesson makes a difference in interpretation of a passage. When
seminary students can see the goal of clear understanding of a passage
(or at least the problems in the passage that grammatical concerns will
sway the outcome), they persevere.
A biggie for many. #0. A brush-up prolegomena in English grammar.
I.e., parts of speech, sentence structure, diagramming: the basics.
Most of my classmates couldn't learn the Greek because it was taught
in a foreign language (formal English) they did not know.
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