Re: Further Greek Studies

From: Jonathan Robie (
Date: Fri Dec 19 1997 - 14:55:43 EST

At 02:23 PM 12/19/97 EST, Paul S. Dixon wrote:
>I am teaching an online first year Greek course using Machen's book. We
>are have way through the book now, the class having just taken its
>mid-term and in a 3 week Christmas break. We started with 175 in
>September, 10 of which were assistants. After 5 tests we are down to 17
>who have taken all tests and are doing well. It has gone surprisingly
>well. We have audio files for pronunciation, the students read and study
>each chapter on their own, ask questions as needed, do the problems at
>the end of the chapter, etc.

I would be interested in hearing a little bit about your experiences in
teaching this online. You seem to find it helpful to keep people together,
asking the same questions at the same time, and taking tests, so in some
ways this is similar to a traditional classroom setting. How is this
similar to a face-to-face classroom setting, and how is it different? You
seem to be using IRC for classroom exercises. How is that working out?

>We are planning on hitting the Greek text for translation purposes in
>January. Feel free to join us. See my signature file below for further
>information. You also should check Jonathan's site. We have a money
>back guarantee, though. If you are not totally satisfied, your money
>will be happily returned. The course is free.
So it takes basically 3 months to work through Machen? Do you have plans to
repeat the course?


Jonathan Robie

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