SBL Schedule 2012 Applied Linguistics

Here are the schedules for the Applied Linguistics for Biblical Languages Group at SBL, Chicago, 2012

We are looking forward to some excellent discussion and presentations.

In addition to schedule events, friends of Peter Burton (1952-2012) will be meeting in the Hilton foyer on Saturday evening, 7:30, to go out for a dinner in Peter’s honor.

Randall Buth

Session details follow:

Applied Linguistics for Biblical Languages
Nov/17/2012 Saturday
9:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Room: W181c – McCormick Place Convention
Theme: Pedagogical Perspectives on Reading
Randall Buth, Biblical Language Center, Presiding

Brian Schultz, Fresno Pacific University,

– Psycholinguistic Research on Reading, Including Its Interaction with Speaking (30 min)

Nicolai Winther-Nielsen, Aalborg University & Copenhagen Lutheran School

— Self-tutored reading and writing of Biblical Hebrew (30 min)

Pierre Van Hecke, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven

– BIBLINGUAL: Towards a Reading-Oriented Approach in Biblical Language Teaching (30 min)

Jacobus A. Naude, University of the Free State and Cynthia L. Miller-Naude, University of the Free State

– Teaching Biblical Hebrew from the Standpoint of Complexity Theory (30 min)

Rahel Halabe, Vancouver, BC, Canada

– Activating Passive Competence: Hebrew Children’s Literature, Fostering Instructors’ Confidence to Use Biblical Hebrew in the Introductory Classroom (30 min)

Applied Linguistics for Biblical Languages
Nov/17/2012 Saturday
1:00 PM to 3:30 PM
Room: W475a – McCormick Place Convention
Theme: Future Directions for Language Pedagogy and Programs
Brian Schultz, Fresno Pacific University, Presiding


Randall Buth, Biblical Language Center, Israel

— Performance Criticism: Learning from a presentation of Philippians (30 min)

PANEL Discussion with Audience Q&A: Where to Set the Bar in Biblical Language Training?
 (100 min)
— Daniel Streett, Criswell College, Panelist (15 min)

— Helene Dallaire, Denver Seminary, Panelist (15 min)

— Robert Holmstedt, University of Toronto, Panelist (15 min)

– Discussion (55 min)


Business Meeting (20 min)

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Would you like a Communicative Language Workshop at SBL or ETS 2012?

Teachers who apply communicative language to a classrom run up against challenges and questions about ways to handle many details in language teaching. Are their any issues that might be demonstrated, tried out, or receive group advice for applying communicative language teaching to an ancient language classroom?

For example, if there were sufficient collective interest on a particular aspect of language teaching, we might work together in a two and one-half hour workshop session. This might provide some significant time for a cross-fertilization of ideas on setting up efficient contexts for a particular item. Work could be done in realtime with immediate trials of some of the ideas.

We would like to hear from teachers what they might like to work on if we had a 150 minute workshop slot at an annual meeting. Specific suggestions for workshop items may be placed on this blog as comments. Let us find ways to help each other. We would like to hear if there are any recurring, widely felt issues out there that would make a helpful ALBL workshop session.

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A Focus on Reading for the 2012 Annual SBL and ETS Meetings

What is reading? What is involved when humans ‘read’ a text? What enhances comprehension when reading? What hinders or prevents comprehension? How might any of this affect pedagogy? How do we become better readers of second languages? What questions are needing research?

Committee members of the Applied Linguistics Groups at both ETS and SBL were quite favorable with the suggestion of organizing a session on reading. The psycholinguistics and pedagogy of Reading is an obvious, unifying concern for anyone involved with ancient languages. It is hoped that persons with different theoretical and practical backgrounds would be prepared to make presentations. The biggest question for such a session may be finding the right people who will be ready to make contributions next year. Those who have a suggestion for either a reading-oriented paper or know of someone working on such projects are requested to respond by email to Randall Buth. You may also leave session requests as comments.

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SBL session: Total Physical Response in the 21st Century

Applied Linguistics for Biblical Languages
9:00 AM to 11:30 AM
11/20/2011
2020
Immersion Classrooms: Ancient Language
James J. Asher is an invited guest lecturer. He is the originator of Total Physical Response, known worldwide as TPR

Brian Schultz, Fresno Pacific University, Presiding

James J. Asher, Originator of Total Physical Response, TPR-World
Learning Languages in the 21st Century Part 1 and Part 2, (60 min)

Anna Phillips, Grace Evangelical College & Seminary
Practical Considerations for the Beginning of an Immersion Classroom in an Ancient Language (30 min)

Lee M. Fields, Mid-Atlantic Christian University
Teaching Greek Aspect Using Communicative Methods: Preparation and Practice (30 min)

Discussion (30 min)

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SBL Session on the Immersion Classroom

Applied Linguistics for Biblical Languages
1:00 PM to 3:30 PM
11/20/2011
Room 2008
Immersion Classroom: Hebrew and Greek

Robert Stallman, Northwest University (Washington), Presiding
Brian Schultz, Fresno Pacific University
Communicative Language Teaching: A Practical “How-to” for the First Steps (30 min)

Raymond Van Leeuwen, Eastern University
Those Tricky Sequential Verbs: Getting Students to Hear and See the Patterns (30 min)

Randall Buth, Biblical Language Center, Israel
Exegesis of a Passage Conducted in Biblical Hebrew (30 min)

Brooke Lester, Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary, Panelist
Paul Overland, Ashland Theological Seminary, Panelist
Daniel Streett, Criswell College
Exegesis of a Passage Conducted in Koine Greek (30 min)

Lee Fields, Mid-Atlantic Christian University, Panelist
Anna Phillips, Grace Evangelical College & Seminary, Panelist
Discussion (30 min)

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Monday Lunch in Hebrew at SBL

Applied Linguistics for Biblical Languages
11:45 AM to 12:45 PM
11/21/2011
Pacific E
Hebrew Lunch
Members interested in Hebrew pedagogy are invited to meet with each other in a friendly setting over a BYOL lunch (bring your own lunch). Discussion may focus on personal interests or professional interests and should be conducted in classical Hebrew. All levels and pronunciations are welcome.
Paul Overland, Ashland Theological Sem, Presiding

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Sunday Lunch in Greek at SBL

Applied Linguistics for Biblical Languages
11:45 AM to 12:45 PM
11/20/2011
Howard
Greek Lunch
Members interested in Greek pedagogy are invited to meet with each other in a friendly setting over a BYOL lunch (bring your own lunch). Discussion may focus on personal interests or professional interests and should be conducted in Koine Greek. All levels and pronunciations are welcome.
Daniel Streett, Criswell College, Presiding

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Schedule for Greek Pronunciation Session

The schedule for the Greek Pronunciation session is now available.
Saturday, 4:00 PM to 6:30 PM, 19 Nov 2011
S19-305


Applied Linguistics for Biblical
Languages
4:00 PM to 6:30 PM
11/19/2011
Room 2002
Greek Phonology and Pronunciation



William Warren, New Orleans
Baptist Theological Seminary, Presiding
Oliver Simkin, Københavns Universitet
Daniel B. Wallace, Dallas
Theological Seminary
Randall Buth, Biblical Language
Center, Israel
Michael P. Theophilos, Australian
Catholic University
Discussion (30 min)
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The Greek Fluency Workshop Exceeded Expectations

A brief report and feedback on the Greek Instructors Fluency Workshop is online at

“What Happened at the Greek Instructors Fluency Workshop in Fresno, Aug 2011″

Can 8 days make a difference? Participants think so, and I know that it brought me up a perceptable notch. I really look forward to such times of interaction. The Jerusalem Greek workshop is now on schedule for the immediate future 28 December 2011-6 January 2012 ( “Jesus in Jerusalem” — a Koine Greek Fluency Workshop), and plans are underway for another workshop next summer.

προκόπτομεν.

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Greek workshop registration deadline extended

The deadline for the early registration discount for the “Fluency Workshop” (see also a previous announcement on this blog here) for instructors of Koine Greek run by Fresno Pacific University and the Biblical Language Center is being extended: instead of March 1st, the new deadline is now April 1st, 2011.

The request to extend the deadline came from instructors who just found out about the workshop and needed more time to work out the details in order to fit it into their schedule.  April 1, 2011 is also the deadline for giving priority to instructors of Koine Greek over other interested parties.

For more information and to register, see here.

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