New Testament Greek:

The Beginners’ modules aim to give you a grounding in New Testament Greek, and a knowledge of the basic tools of translation.

During your studies, you will engage with up-to-date scholarship on the relevant texts and consider (among other things) matters of history, literary analysis, background and theology.

The modules run during the Autumn and Spring Terms, with optional reading sessions in the Summer Term.

They are ideal if you are enrolled on any of our other courses in theology, as they aim to equip you to read a biblical text closely, and support your learning in other subjects, in particular Biblical Studies.

These modules are also open to those not already studying with us, but who wish to explore the biblical languages independently of other study. Once you’ve completed the Beginners’ module, you can progress to the Intermediate modules to further develop your fluency and understanding.

The advanced class is for those with a thorough knowledge of New Testament Greek.

Course details

The classes run for one hour a week and will require a little more work than the ‘Biblical Languages for Fun’ option. It will involve a modest amount of weekly homework to consolidate in-class learning, and those taking the course for credit will need to complete a couple of assessment tests which provide both a focus and a target for progression to further studies in Greek.

Course fees: Fees £150 per term (free to current students)

Course dates and times:

Term 1: week beginning 12 Sep – 5 Dec, no classes 24-28 Oct / Term 2: 9 Jan – 16 Mar, no classes 13-17 Feb

  • Beginners’ New Testament Greek: 2-3pm Wednesdays at West Malling (tutor Alan Le Grys)
  • Beginners’ New Testament Greek: 5-6pm Mondays at Southwark (tutor Jordan Dyck)
  • Advanced New Testament Greek: 3-4pm Wednesdays at West Malling (tutor Alan Le Grys)