Joseph Tipton

Beginner Spoken Ancient/Koine Greek

Friday, June 26 | 2:30-3:15pm Languages Session Recording Considering introducing a spoken element to one’s ancient language classroom can often be a daunting idea. One imagines they’ll have to make an overhaul of their entire curriculum and take innovative steps to become immersive. This assumption is often made because in conversations on active pedagogy for spoken languages, translation sometimes gets a bum rap. It’s seen… Read More »Beginner Spoken Ancient/Koine Greek

The Letter Killeth: Novice Spoken Ancient/Koine Greek

Friday, June 26 | 11:30-12:15pm Languages Session Recording One major obstacle to introducing Greek in the classroom, especially in the lower grades, is the fact that it requires learning a new (although technically not different) alphabet. Plus, this alphabet uses all sorts of confusing marks above, and below, the letters! Often half a semester, or more, can be spent on getting students just used to… Read More »The Letter Killeth: Novice Spoken Ancient/Koine Greek