This unit introduces students to the original language of the New Testament. It uses grammatical-analytical and communicative approaches to language acquisition which involves reading, writing, listening, and speaking in the original language to enable students to begin to read the Greek New Testament with comprehension. Several short passages from the New Testament will be translated. Some attention will also be given to other writings in Greek that were important for early Christians, such as the Septuagint or non-NT Christian texts from the first and second centuries.

Unit Code: AL8009T

Points: 24.0

Unit Level: Postgraduate Foundational

Unit Discipline: Languages

Delivery Mode: Online

Proposing College: Trinity College Theological School

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Learning Outcomes


Translate simple sentences and passages from New Testament Greek into English and English into Greek


Speak, hear and comprehend, moderately difficult sentences in New Testament Greek


Know the meaning of words that occur frequently in the New Testament


Analyse the grammar and syntax of fairly moderately difficult sentences in New Testament Greek


Apply their growing knowledge of Greek to the exegesis of passages in the New Testament


Translate simple passages from other Greek texts important to early Christians


a) An online pre-sessional (equivalent of two days) which takes place the week before the start of semester b) 6 fortnightly sessions online. Each session consists of the teacher's multi-media lessons augmented by the set texts, online quizzes and tasks. There is also a weekly 30-minute Skype tutorial session with the teacher.


Type Description Wordcount Weight (%)

6 fortnightly tasks (translation, grammar and syntax exercises) equivalent to 1500 words.

0 20.0

3 assignment tasks (written, spoken, and aural) during the semester equivalent to 1500 words.

0 20.0

2 further homework exercises on non-NT Greek texts equivalent to 1000 words

0 10.0
Written Examination

2 hour written examination under controlled conditions at the end of the semester equivalent to 2000 words.

0 50.0

Unit approved for the University of Divinity by John Capper on 1 Nov, 2016

Unit Record last updated: 2019-01-30 15:35:46 +1100