Koine Greek Instructors: Fluency Workshop – July 2012 in Fresno, CA

It was so valuable, I just can’t adequately express it.
– Lee Fields
Chair, Department of Biblical Studies, Mid-Atlantic Christian University.

Find out for yourself what made last year’s workshop for instructors of Koine Greek such a success.  The Biblical Language Center and Fresno Pacific University are pleased to announce that they will be running their second fluency workshop for instructors of Koine Greek, July 22-August 1, in Fresno, California.

Here is what another participant said about last year’s workshop:

I was amazed at how much we covered in just 7 days… I saw such potential for teaching in a way that would 1) help my students who struggle with the traditional methods; 2) help ALL my students to understand better, and retain longer; 3) transform learning Greek from a drudgery into a game, that I decided it was worth the effort.
– Marcia Moore, Abilene Christian University

 

Yes, speaking and hearing ancient Greek is a good thing. And now, back by popular request, a workshop specifically designed to grow oral fluency in Koine Greek.  Teaching Greek in Greek at the rate of natural speech offers advantages in efficiency, attainment levels, and broader student success throughout the various stages of language learning. However, there is a prerequisite to build our skills in this area of rapid, classroom communication in Greek. This workshop is designed to help Greek teachers bridge a gap from typical Greek training to the needs of immersion methodologies.

Second Language Acquisition studies have shown that speaking a language is a catalyst for truly internalizing a language. In addition to maximizing internalization, the workshop will also work on skills necessary for effectively applying Communicative Language Teaching methods to the classroom. The workshop will be run “immersion” style, with the entire day, 8:45 AM to 5:00 PM, including lunch, taking place in Koine Greek. Both full group sessions and several smaller groups with ‘facilitators’ will provide maximum personal attention and practice.

 

Register Now*

 *The workshop is currently full. We are still accepting registrations for a waiting list. In the event we can secure additional instructors we will confirm registrations on a first come first serve basis. To be placed on the waiting list please submit your registration form without the deposit. For questions please contact: support@biblicallanguagecenter.com

Dates: 10 days, Sunday July 22 (6PM) to Wednesday August 1 (11:30 AM), 2012.
Location: Fresno Pacific University, Fresno, CA.
Cost: $1,600 (including all registration fees, accommodations, and meals, with early registration rate)

Accommodations: The workshop will be held on the campus of Fresno Pacific University. Participants will be housed in the student-housing suites and will benefit from having access to university’s numerous services.  Fresno is in the center of California’s San Joaquin Valley and is the gateway to three national parks, including Yosemite.

 

Price list:

  • Registration: $1,000 (until Apr 1st; $1,100 until May 1st; $1,200 thereafter)
  • Accommodations (double occupancy; including all meals and linens): $600
  • Accommodations (single occupancy; including all meals and linens): $750

 

All meals will be in the university’s cafeteria.  The cafeteria is smorgasboard-style with multiple options to suit various tastes and diet requirements.

 

Registration:

  • Registration deposit: $300
  • Registration deadline: July 12th
  • Full payment deadline: July 12th

Please note the early registration discounts listed above for registering early. The deposit itself is non-refundable (unless one registers after the workshop is already full, in which case it will be refunded in full) but is applied to the balance due.

 

NOTE: For the purpose of maximizing the effectiveness of the workshop, space will be limited. Generally speaking applicants will be accepted on a first come first served basis. However, since the workshop is aimed primarily at Greek-teaching faculty, priority will be given to them until April 1st. Other applicants (graduate students, TA’s, pastors, etc.) will receive confirmation of their acceptance on that date with priority given to those who applied the earliest. Should the workshop already be full and an applicant not be accepted, their deposit will be refunded in full.

 

Register Now*

*The workshop is currently full. We are still accepting registrations for a waiting list. In the event we can secure additional instructors we will confirm registrations on a first come first serve basis. To be placed on the waiting list please submit your registration form without the deposit. For questions please contact: support@biblicallanguagecenter.com