The next intensive Greek class begins August 12, 2019

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.

Lead instructors

Asia Lutheran Seminary (ALS) has established its reputation for top-quality and innovative teaching of biblical Greek. Our instructors: 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. Dr. Michael K. Smith, Professor of New Testament and Greek. He holds an M.Div. from Bethany Lutheran Theological Seminary, and a Ph.D. in biblical studies fromTrinity Theological Seminary.

Program Schedule :

Greek 1 / 3-week intensive class in late summer (Aug. 12 – 31, 2019)
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 / The Fall semester (Sep. – Dec., 2019)
1 hour online class (conducted with Skype) | 3 times per week (10-12 weeks) | 1 credit
Students continue to build vocabulary and fluency during the 30+ one-hour sessions.

Greek 3 / 1-week intensive class (Jan. 6 – 11, 2020)
7 hours a day | 6 days in 1 week | 2 credits
Students progress towards intermediate fluency in this class.

Greek 4 / The Spring semester (Jan. – May, 2020)
1 hour online class (conducted with Skype) | 3 times per week (10-12 weeks) | 1 credit
Students continue to build vocabulary and fluency by reading entire Bible stories.

Greek 5 / final 1-week intensive class (May 25 – 30, 2020)
7 hours a day | 6 days in 1 week | 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


Greek Program Per Credit HKD $750
Greek 1-5 package (advance payment) HKD $7,500

Class Creadits
Each Intensive Week (Greek 1) 6
Each Intensive Week (Greek 3, 5) 2
Each Spring/Fall Skype course (Greek 2, 4) 1

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.

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