New Testament Greek

Understand the Bible as it was originally written and explore how translation impacts our understanding of the New Testament with this flexible and accessible language course.

Key info

  • Next enrollment: Sign up now for September 2024

  • Duration: September 2024 to June 2025
  • Location: Choose from:

  • Time: One hour a week (time/date dependant on preferred location)
  • Entry requirements: None
  • Qualification level: Worth 10 credits
  • Cost: £600 or free to current students

About the New Testament Greek course

For those unfamiliar with New Testament Greek, this beginners’ language course is a fantastic way to develop both a grounding in the language and a comprehensive knowledge of the basic tools of translation.

This course is suitable for both existing St Augustine’s students and learners who wish to engage in this field of study for their own enrichment. You’ll be learning alongside a diverse group of students and attending classes at either our West Malling campus, in Kent, or Southwark campus, in London.

Once you’ve completed the beginners’ course or demonstrated an existing familiarity with New Testament Greek, you can engage with our intermediate classes to further develop your fluency and understanding.

“During your studies, you will engage with up-to-date scholarship on the relevant texts. You’ll explore a range of subjects, including matters of history and literary analysis, background and theology.”

Rev Dr Simon Stocks
Senior Tutor

Where and when will I be studying?

  • Autumn term: September to December 2024 (with a reading week in October)
  • Winter term: January to March 2025 (with a reading week in February)
  • Spring term: March to June 2025 (with a 3 week break for Easter)

You have the option of attending classes at either our West Malling campus or Southwark campus. Class times are as follows:

Beginners’ Greek

If you are studying Greek at the beginner’s level, you can choose your preferred class from the three following options:

  • Monday evenings at our central London Southwark campus, from 5:00pm to 6:00pm. Classes are taught by Jordan Dyck.
  • Wednesday afternoons at our West Malling campus location in Kent, from 2:00pm to 3:00pm. Classes are taught by Alan Le Grys.
  • Tuesdays evening online classes via Zoom, from 7:00pm to 8:00pm.

Intermediate Greek

If you are studying Greek at the intermediate level, you will attend classes at our Kent-based West Malling campus on Wednesdays, from 3:00pm to 4:00pm, taught by Alan Le Grys.

Take a look around our Southwark campus

Discover what it’s like to study at St Augustine’s

Come along to one of our open-day style taster events. Meet the staff, chat with fellow students, sit in on classes, and join us in worshipping together.

Frequently asked questions

Alongside your weekly classes, you will be expected to engage in a modest amount of weekly homework to consolidate in-class learning.

Those taking the course for credit (such as existing St Augustine’s students) will need to complete a limited number of assessment tests which provide both a focus and a target for progression to further studies in Greek.

This online course is open to anyone, and you do not need to have any academic qualifications to enrol. Once you’ve completed the beginners’ course, you may wish to progress to the intermediate modules to further develop your fluency and understanding.

The course fee for this programme is £600, or free to current St Augustine’s students.

Theology books on the shelves St Augustine's Trinity House library

Next steps

Take the next step on your journey into studying theology.

Need help or have a question? Contact our admissions team for further assistance.