Fluency & Pedagogy
Workshops

June 2020
Fresno Pacific University
Fresno, CA

 

 

Koine Greek Fluency Workshop  (June 1-6, 2020)
Koine Greek Pedagogy Workshop  (June 7-10, 2020)
Biblical Hebrew Pedagogy Workshop  (June 7-10, 2020)

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Biblical Hebrew or Koine Greek Pedagogy Workshop
June 7-10, 2020
at Fresno Pacific University

The pedagogy workshops will teach how to use Communicative Language Teaching approaches, with special attention given to newly or soon to be released materials of the Biblical Language Center: a newly reworked first-year online biblical Hebrew curriculum that comes with an integrated teacher’s manual, and a completely new first-year online Koine Greek curriculum.

The goal of these pedagogy workshops is to give participants the tools required to make the switch from the traditional Grammar-Translation approach to one that incorporates best practices from the field of Second Language Acquisition (SLA), known as Communicative Language Teaching (CLT), and sometimes more informally as the “Living Languages” approach.

The workshop will also be very helpful to those who have begun incorporating some CLT approaches into their teaching but would like to do more.  Likewise, It will be beneficial to those familiar with, if not already using, the Biblical Language Center’s Living Biblical Hebrew™ or Living Koine Greek™ curricula.

The focus will be on exposing participants to pedagogies backed by SLA research, helping build initial proficiency in applying them, and providing resources that will assist them as instructors while empowering students in their learning.

The workshops will be held at Fresno Pacific University.  Housing will be in the university’s dorms, and meals will be provided in the university’s dining room.  The sessions will be held in a small auditorium adjacent to classrooms that will be used for breakout sessions.

Workshop facilitators will include a combination of the designers of the new online curricula and BLC instructors.

Participants can attend either the Hebrew or the Greek workshop; it is not possible to do both.  Space is limited and registration is on a first-come, first-served basis. To maximize the effectiveness of the workshop, priority will be given to instructors and faculty who teach a biblical language, until March 15.  Thereafter, other applicants (TA’s, students, etc.) will be admitted as space allows, with priority given to those who registered first.

Dates: June 7-10, 2020

Orientation: June 7 @ 7PM
Sessions: June 8-10, 8:30AM to 12:30PM, and 1:30PM to 5:00PM
Debriefing: June 10 @ 4:00PM

Cost:     $470/person, includes room & board* and the $210 registration fee.
$210 Registration**
$120 for all meals June 8-10
$140 for housing June 7-10 (4 nights)

* Housing is up to three per room; double and single occupancy options available at additional costs.  Please contact the Biblical Language Center for further details.

** The registration fee is non-refundable after March 15.

The city of Fresno is located in California’s San Joaquin Valley, sometimes dubbed “the food basket of the world” for the diversity of food grown there. It is about halfway between Los Angeles and San Francisco on Highway 99, and 60 miles from the southern entrance to the world renowned Yosemite National Park (public transportation to and from the park is available). Other nearby parks include Sequoia National Park with “General Sherman,” the world’s biggest living tree, and King’s Canyon, which is deeper than the Grand Canyon.

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Koine Greek Fluency Workshop
June 1-6, 2020
at Fresno Pacific University

A Koine Greek Fuency Workshop will be offered prior to the Koine Greek Pedagogy Workshop.  As spoken fluency greatly enhances the adoption of best practices from the field of Second Language Acquisition, we are offering five days of intensive spoken Koine Greek fluency building.  When combined with the Koine Greek Pedagogy Workshop, this provides participants the opportunity not only to build up their oral fluency in Koine Greek, but also experience first hand as students the pedagogies that will be discussed during the Pedagogy Workshop.  In combination, these two workshops are the most effective way to equip oneself to make the transition from Grammar-Translation to Communicative Language Teaching for Koine Greek.

Space is limited and registration is on a first-come, first-served basis.  Until March 15, priority will be given to instructors and faculty who teach Koine Greek.  Thereafter, other applicants (TA’s, students, etc.) will be admitted as space allows, with priority given to those who registered first.

Dates: June 1-6, 2020

Orientation: June 1 @ 7PM
Sessions: June 2-6, 8:30AM to 12:30PM, and 1:30PM to 5:00PM
Debriefing: June 6 @ 4:00PM

Cost:      $740/person, includes room & board* and the $350 registration fee.
$350 Early Registration (March 15 deadline; $450 thereafter)**
$180 for all meals June 2-6
$210 for housing June 1-6 (6 nights)

* Housing is up to three per room; double and single occupancy options available at additional costs.  Please contact the Biblical Language Center for further details.

** The registration fee is non-refundable after March 15.  Participants in both workshops will receive an additional $60 off the combined registration fees if registered before March 15.

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Fill Out and Submit Your Registration for the Hebrew Pedagogy Workshop:

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Fill Out and Submit Your Registration for the Koine Greek Workshop(s):

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