The next intensive Greek class begins August 13, 2018
Learn to USE Greek rather than talk ABOUT Greek
ALS uses the same methods that are used to learn any living language. Students will hear, imitate, speak, and respond to commands in Greek already during the first hour of the course. Rather than sitting at desks, students participate in vocabulary and fluency building exercises such as story-telling and acting out stories. Our interactive learning process is non-threatening, requires little homework, and yet is a much more efficient way to learn a language.
How does the program work?
ALS prepares students for advanced scriptural exegesis in just ten-months. The course lasts 10 months, beginning with 3-weeks of immersion (7 hours a day, 6 days a week). This is followed by Skype classes during the fall, another intensive week, and Skype classes in the spring. A final intensive week in May ends the course. More than 95% of the students who have enrolled in the program have successfully learned Greek.
Program Schedule :
Greek 1 / 3-week intensive class in late summer (Aug. 13- Sept. 1, 2018).
( 7 hours a day, 6 days a week for 3 weeks; 6 credits). By the end of this module, students will have learned more than 500 words and be able to read basic stories from the Bible.
Greek 2 / is held through the fall semester (Sep. – Dec. 2018 – 1 hour online class, 3 times per week)
(10-12 weeks; 1 credit). This class is conducted online with a Skype). Students continue to build vocabulary and fluency during the 30+ one-hour sessions.
Greek 3 / 1-week intensive class (Dec. 27, 2018 – Jan. 3, 2019)
(7 hours a day, 6 days, 2 credits). Students progress towards intermediate fluency in this class.
Greek 4 / is held through the spring semester (Jan. – May 2019 – 1 hour online class, 3 times per week)
(10-12 weeks; 1 credit). This class is conducted online like Greek 2. Students continue to build vocabulary and fluency by reading entire Bible stories.
Greek 5 / final 1-week intensive class (May 27 – June 1, 2019)
(7 hours a day, 6 days; 2 credits). This class covers advanced grammar topics and forms while continuing to build fluency. Those who complete the course successfully will be ready to enroll in a seminary course studying the Greek text of a New Testament book.
What our students’ say ?
“By using this method to study Greek, I think I am living in the New Testament period, talking with the Apostles in Greek!” – Παῦλος
“… students often joke in Greek!” – Μαρια
“The interactive learning process is very effective and I enjoy the class!” – Λοις
Lead instructors :
Asia Lutheran Seminary (ALS) has established its reputation for top-quality and innovative teaching of biblical Greek. Our instructor is Dr. Glen L. Thompson, Professor of New Testament and Historical Theology and Academic Dean at ALS. He holds an M.Div. from Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary, and a Ph. D. in Graeco-Roman History from Columbia University; he has taught Greek on several continents.
Greek per credit – $750 HKD
Each Intensive Week (Greek 1) – 6 credits each
Each intensive week (Greek 3, 5) – 2 credits each
Each Spring/Fall Skype course – 1 credit each
Greek 1-5 package (advance payment) – $7,500 HKD
Special Notes :
– The program is structured to make it possible for students currently taking classes at other seminaries to participate fully.
– Since Greek is the language of instruction, proficiency in English is NOT require.