This an intermediate Greek reading unit that exposes students to substantial excerpts from all four Gospels, Acts, and a variety of epistles from the New Testament. Some extra-canonical works may be covered according to the students' interests. This unit will be taught online using a communicative approach where students, in addition to increasing their vocabulary and understanding of grammar, also practise listening, writing, and speaking Koiné Greek for the purpose of developing their proficiency in reading. This is an ideal unit for students who wish to consolidate their Greek and/or who are intending to undertake research in the New Testament or Patristics.

Unit Code: AL9609T

Points: 24.0

Unit Level: Postgraduate Elective

Unit Discipline: Languages

Delivery Mode: Online

Proposing College: Trinity College Theological School

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Learning Outcomes


Demonstrate a reading comprehension of a wide selection of New Testament and early Christian texts in Koiné Greek.


Demonstrate a reading comprehension of selected non-Christian texts in Koiné Greek


Speak and understand simple sentences in Koiné Greek


Compose narratives and prose about everyday life in Koiné Greek, with the aid of a Lexicon


Demonstrate the capacity for using strategies for translating and understanding difficult passages in Koiné Greek

Unit sequence

Successful completion of NT Greek A and B (or equivalent, with permission of the lecturer)


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 (%)
Multiple Choice Quizzes or Tests

Participation in the weekly Skype tutorials and quizzes on the assigned readings, equivalent to 1,000 words

0 20.0

Written narrative or prose exercise in Koiné Greek, equivalent to 2,000 words

0 30.0
Written Examination

Take-home exam, equivalent to 3,000 words

0 50.0

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

Unit Record last updated: 2019-07-01 07:41:54 +1000