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Randall Buth

Introduction Part One (available in the MP4 version or as a book with an MP3 CD)

Coil-bound paperback: 228 pages
ISBN-10: 965-7352-02-9
ISBN-13: 978-965-7352-02-1
Product dimensions: 8.5 x 11 x 0.75 inches
Audio: about 3.5 hours

Part One starts at an absolute beginning level and leads a student into thinking in the language right from the start. It uses 1000 pictures with accompanying audio tracks to provide an immersion environment for learning Koine Greek.  The pictures are described in Koine Greek beginning with simple words, before progressing to phrases, full sentences, and eventually short story sequences, all in the language.  In this way, the student is exposed to the breadth of the language (including singular and plural nouns, adjectives and articles, masculine, feminine, neuter concord, present and aorist tenses, imperatives. number and person concord, 235 lexical items and 700 forms).

Note: Part One is highly recommend both for beginning students in any program as a complement to whatever curriculum they are using, and also for more advanced students, even instructors, who have never experienced or practiced thinking directly in the language.

Part One also teaches the alphabet through listening discovery, introduces the writing system, and has a section summarizing the grammar. All the descriptions of the 1000 pictures are transcribed in a separate section in fully accented Greek so that a student learns to correctly spell what they have already learned to understand.

This is the recommended prerequisite to Living Koine Greek, Introduction Part 2a and 2b.

For a mini-demo of the Part One picture system, see Greek Demo Lesson.

Introduction Part Two-A with 1 MP3 CD

Coil-bound paperback: 178 pages
ISBN-10: 965-7352-03-7
ISBN-13: 978-965-7352-03-8
Product dimensions: 8.5 x 11 x 0.5 inches
Audio: about 5 hours

Part Two-A, which comes with 5 hours of audio material, is a kind of “home language lab” appropriate for self-learning from a high school level and higher. The 277 audio tracks, including substitution drills, vocabulary introduction, dialogs, and readings, introduce and reinforce the learning at the speed of speech, enabling long-lasting internalization of the language. Special listening build-up tracks prepare the student to understand longer reading passages while listening.

Part Two-A contains six chapters of dialogues which augment the readings of the parables of the Lost Coin (Lk 15:8-10), the Great Banquet (Lk 14:16-24), the Lost Sheep (Lk 15:3-7), and the Vineyard (Mt 21:33-41). The Lord’s Prayer is memorized as well.

All Greek vocabulary, dialogues, and texts are glossed in English and grammatical explanations are in English. As a bonus for discriminating students, there are extensive footnotes throughout that deal with the development of the language and the stylistic functions of Koine Greek structures, many of which are typically only covered in advanced grammar books.

Introduction Part Two-B with 1 MP3 CD

Coil-bound paperback: 199 pages
ISBN-10: 965-7352-09-6
ISBN-13: 978-965-7352-09-0
Product dimensions: 8.5 x 11 x 0.5 inches
Audio: about 7 hours

Part Two-B, which comes with more than 7 hours of audio material, continues from Part 2-A and is a kind of “home language lab” appropriate for self-learning from a high school level and higher. The 258 audio tracks, including substitution drills, vocabulary introduction, dialogs, and readings, introduce and reinforce the learning at the speed of speech enabling long-lasting internalization of the language. Special listening build-up tracks prepare the student to understand longer reading passages while listening.

Part Two-B contains six chapters of dialogues which augment the readings of the parables of the Sower (Lk 8:5-15), the Lost Sheep (Mt 18:12-13), the Banquet Seating (Lk 14:7-11),the Buried Treasure (Mt 13:44-52), the Fig Tree (Lk 13:6-9), and the Pounds (Lk 19:11-28). Extra-biblical readings are included as well: parable of the Vineyard (Shepherd of Hermas 55:1-5; 57:1,58:1-5), Papyri i, 99, Papyri v.1:288-9, Aesop ‘s Fables of the Buried Gold and of the Farmer. The Love Chapter (I Cor 13) is memorized throughout the book. Part Two-B continues Part Two-A with further instruction of Greek morphology and syntax.

All Greek vocabulary, dialogues, and texts are glossed in English and grammatical explanations are in English. As a bonus for discriminating students, there are extensive footnotes throughout that deal with the development of the language and the stylistic functions of Koine Greek structures, many of which are typically only covered in advanced grammar books. Full morphological tables are provided for verbs, nouns, and adjectives,