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by Jesse Goulet
August 24th, 2012, 8:06 pm
Forum: Teaching Methods
Topic: Noun Case Endings & Verb Endings
Replies: 25
Views: 6246

Re: Noun Case Endings & Verb Endings

Always ask yourself the question from the perspective of a Greek kid--how could they have learned whatever it is you are learning? How would a Greek perceive things? fortunately, we have the writings of fairly sophisticated ancient grammarians. Dionysios the Thracian did NOT list *-ε- *-α- *-ο- in ...
by Jesse Goulet
August 23rd, 2012, 7:59 pm
Forum: Teaching Methods
Topic: Vocabulary / Week
Replies: 25
Views: 8830

Re: Vocabulary / Week

Much of the discussion is problematic because of the following reasons: 1) Greek profs do not define what it means to 'learn' a vocab word. In most Greek classes it mean quite simply the ability to produce a one-word gloss for the word on a final exam. I hope we all realize that's not really a usef...
by Jesse Goulet
August 19th, 2012, 2:13 pm
Forum: Teaching Methods
Topic: Noun Case Endings & Verb Endings
Replies: 25
Views: 6246

Re: Noun Case Endings & Verb Endings

Well, first of all the textbooks are designed for self study and in book two there is ample English, too much English for experienced language learners, but they learn to skip over stuff. But our materials actually begin as a true parallel to such a classroom. Is there also a teacher's guide or tea...
by Jesse Goulet
August 15th, 2012, 1:29 pm
Forum: Teaching Methods
Topic: Noun Case Endings & Verb Endings
Replies: 25
Views: 6246

Re: Noun Case Endings & Verb Endings

The overarching principle for teaching is that we play with real objects and that Greek input by the teacher must be in a comprehensible context. It is through play and real language communication that the system is slowly built inside a person's head. And how do you accomplish this in your textboo...
by Jesse Goulet
August 14th, 2012, 2:25 pm
Forum: Teaching Methods
Topic: Noun Case Endings & Verb Endings
Replies: 25
Views: 6246

Re: Noun Case Endings & Verb Endings

Psycholiguistically, you never want a student to be processing grammar rules in order to generate forms that they are using. That is a formula to hinder or to block fluency in a language. Real words used in a meaning context are the fastest way to cement these inside someone. Always ask yourself th...
by Jesse Goulet
August 11th, 2012, 9:56 pm
Forum: Teaching Methods
Topic: Noun Case Endings & Verb Endings
Replies: 25
Views: 6246

Noun Case Endings & Verb Endings

There are two ways of learning the endings for verbs and nouns: *With the connecting vowel (verbs) or stem vowel (nouns), which I like to call the "full ending" method *The true endings by themselves By the looks of it, most grammars I've seen teach the endings with the connecting/stem vowels. This ...
by Jesse Goulet
August 9th, 2012, 12:45 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello All
Replies: 2
Views: 968

Re: Hello All

Anyone from the place where my favourite band, The Beatles, grew up is welcome here!
by Jesse Goulet
July 31st, 2012, 3:11 am
Forum: Pronunciation
Topic: Buth and diacritic marks/accents
Replies: 27
Views: 23480

Re: Buth and diacritic marks/accents

I need clarification on a couple things: 1) Although the grave accent marked a lower pitch or lack of pitch in earlier Greek, in the Koine period when accents had moved away from pitch to syllable stress, did the grave denote a LACK of stress or did it mark stress just like the acute and circumflex ...
by Jesse Goulet
July 27th, 2012, 1:45 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Daniel C. Owens
Replies: 4
Views: 2539

Re: Daniel C. Owens

Greetings and welcome. You're going to have to tell me about your PhD program and graduate school experience as I'm giving serious consideration to going into the same field myself some day. Shall I send you a private message?
by Jesse Goulet
July 7th, 2012, 7:30 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Gary D. Collier
Replies: 2
Views: 1259

Re: Gary D. Collier

Welcome. As one who has seen plenty of decontextualized, uninformed, and scholar-ignoring Bible studies, even on Bible College campus where students all have to take a class on hermeneutics/exegesis, I must say I wish your approach was how all Bible studies could be done.

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