Study for fun: Learn the basics of NT Greek using our online resources, at your own pace. Study by yourself, with a mentor, or with a few friends from church. You only pay for the textbook!
Study in preparation: Good things often take time! Instead of getting stressed about learning Greek in an academic year, take the first semester subject (New Testament Greek A) at your own pace. The only cost is the textbook. Once you’re confident, successfully sit the final exam to gain RPL (Recognition of Prior Learning) and entry into the second semester for-credit subject.
Study for credit: Learn online for credit toward your theological degree, during first semester (Feb-Jun). Do marked assessments each week and a final exam in order to complete New Testament Greek A. Standard tuition fees apply.
Next steps: New Testament Greek B can be studied on campus or online during second semester (Jul-Nov). Standard tuition fees apply.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org to register or phone 02 9878 0201
Is it really free? Yes. You only pay for the textbook (Jeremy Duff, Elements of NT Greek), available from the publisher or via the usual distributors.
Why are you offering it for free? The short answer is: to serve our family of churches (and believers worldwide). The longer answer is that we developed these self-paced materials to assist our own students who might have been struggling to complete a standard Greek subject in a one-semester timeframe. Having done that, we thought it would be helpful to make it freely available.
What’s the catch? There are three:
How does it work? Once you send us the enrolment form, we’ll send you a login to our online system. (It may take 1-2 weeks to process if you sign up in a busy part of semester, but normally just a few days.) You work through the material online, which introduces you to each new concept in a clear, simple way. After each new concept, you consolidate your learning by working through the practice exercises in the textbook.
Is there a time limit? No. It’s not for credit, so take as much time as you want. If you don’t log in at all for 6 months, your enrolment will lapse, but re-enrolling is just a quick email away.
Can I do it for credit? Not in the self-paced form. You can sign up for the one semester fee-paying subject coded LA004AD online, which credits to Australian College of Theology awards. Alternatively, you can do the self-paced version here, and then sit an exam – if successful you won’t get academic credit, but you can get recognition of prior learning (RPL) which means you can go straight into the second semester LA004BD subject.
What will it teach me? It won’t teach you to read Greek unaided (yet). It takes you through half a standard New Testament Greek introductory course, comparable to half of “first year Greek” in seminaries around the world. It will teach you how to learn Greek, and help you work out whether you want to invest time in learning to read it fluently. It also won’t help you order coffee in downtown Athens – it’s a reading course in Ancient Greek, not a speaking course in Modern Greek.
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