Browsing All Posts filed under »Uncategorized«

Fluency Workshop: Day 7

July 29, 2012


Sunday is a day off for everyone. I slept in and am reading Blaine Ray’s Fluency Through TPR Storytelling, which is a foundational book for the methods they’re using here. I was hanging out with Michael Halcomb, and he made an interesting comment. He said, “When I was a kid, I went to soccer camp; […]

Fluency Workshop: Day 4

July 26, 2012


I flew in to Fresno Sunday evening and caught a cab to Fresno Pacific University, where the training was being held. I had missed dinner and the orientation, but my fellow students assured me I hadn’t missed anything important. I got my room (on campus) and unpacked my bag, going to sleep pretty soon after. […]

Where I am and Where I’m Going

July 21, 2012


This past semester, I’ve been writing for publication and preparing my application (last-second) to a Ph.D. program. Despite the hectic pace, I did manage to work through Randall Buth’s Living Koine Greek, part 1 and some of part 2-A. I was accepted to the Ph.D. program, and now, having just finished the first set of […]

Second Language Acquisition and the Grammar-Translation Method

June 15, 2012


Since I started my first Masters degree, I had really attempted to learn four languages (French, Anglo-Saxon, Koine Greek, Biblical Hebrew), but had fallen far short of my desires and expectations. All of them I had tried to learn the exact same way: memorize charts and tables of verb conjugations and noun declensions, memorize morphological […]

Languages – Where I’ve Been

June 8, 2012


I don’t have a strong track record in learning languages. I took French for two years in high school. By the time I graduated, the only thing I remembered was a children’s song and the curious fact that “cabbage” was considered a term of endearment. I took Spanish for two years in college. I crammed […]

What This Is

November 21, 2011


I am a student of ancient Greek.  This blog is to record my progress and highlight resources for other independent learners of ancient Greek.