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Weekly Activities

After the Orientation Week, each week consists of the same basic schedule of graded activities, for a total of 10 hours of required work per week. If you have not studied an inflected language before (e.g., Latin, German, Russian) you should expect to spend 12 hours per week.

This course will prepare you to read New Testament Greek after one semester, although if you wish to be reading with good basic fluency, you will need to put in additional work beyond the required assignments (for example, studying more vocabulary, based on the New Testament frequency lists).

The required assignments are all based on material covered in N. Clayton Croy's Primer of Biblical Greek.

For more detailed information about dates and times, check the Weekly Schedule page.

New Vocabulary Quiz: 1 point - due on TUESDAY.
Review Vocabulary Quiz: 4 points - due on FRIDAY.

The vocabulary quizzes test your ability to identify the English meanings of Greek words.
Time: 2-3 hours

New Morphology and Syntax Quiz: 4 points - due on THURSDAY.
Review Morphology and Syntax Quiz: 4 points - due on FRIDAY.

The syntax quizzes test your ability to understand the different forms of Greek words used in complete phrases and sentences.
Time: 2-4 hours

Self-Graded Translation Exercises - should be completed by WEDNEDAY.

The textbook provides sentences in Greek for you to translate into English. If you have a question about any of these sentences, you can post your query at the discussion board and get help either from the instructor or from another student. You are not required to write out English translations, but you need to be absolutely sure about the meaning of each sentence.
Time: 1-2 hours

Audio Recitation: 4 points - due on THURSDAY.

The audio recitation is a chance for you to work on your speaking abilities. Each week, you will choose a brief passage from the New Testament and create an audio recitation of the passage. Your audio recitation will contain the text in Greek, an English translation, along with your audio recording. You will post these materials at the discussion board.
Time: appx. 30 minutes - 1 hour

Dictation Quiz: 5 points - due on FRIDAY.

The dictation quiz tests your listening abilities, as well as your translation skills. You will listen to the Greek audio and choose the English translation that best matches what you heard.
Time: 30 minutes - 1 hour

Greek Composition: 5 points - due on MONDAY.

The Greek composition assignment tests your ability to generate complete phrases and sentences in Greek. You will be presented with a series of questions in Greek which you are required to answer in Greek, or else you may have English sentences to translate. You will type the answers in Greek, but you are not required to use accent marks (no special software is required to type unaccented Greek).
Time: 30 minutes - 1 hour

Listening to Audio Recitations: 3 points - due on MONDAY.

To further practice your listening skills, you will spend 30 minutes listening and responding to the audio recitations of other students in the class, leaving comments for them on the discussion board.
Time: 30 minutes - 1 hour

Extra Credit Image Response: 2 points - due on MONDAY.

Each week you have the option of writing a commentary on one of the images found in the Image Galleries for the course, while also reading and responding to the commentaries posted by other students about images they have chosen.
Time: 30 minutes - 1 hour

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