I'm creating what I envision as a 'reading practice' workbook, to provide students with far more text than they are typically introduced to in standard Koine Greek textbooks.
This project arose from 2 primary factors:
- The need for students to have access to lots of comprehensible input data. (Language-learning research backs this up, and I could point to countless threads lamenting the lack of 'easy Greek' for true beginners.)
- The availability of morphological & syntactic annotations of the Greek New Testament text.
This means that we can provide 2-300+ examples for a given chapter's content, rather than just 10-20. This allows additional reinforcement for students who want more practice, and should improve how students review old material too. When students come back to review previous chapters using this larger dataset, they can check whether they have generalized their understanding, rather than re-translating the same 10-20 sentences over and over again (which by now they've accidentally memorized from the repetition. :) )
As an example of what this looks like, here are 'readable phrases' corresponding to chapters 6, 9, and 16 in Mounce's Basics of Biblical Greek. (These chapters introduce Nom/Acc case, Adjectives, and P-A-I verbs, respectively.)
I look forward to your feedback!