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Michael S. | Forum Activity | Posted: Wed, Oct 3 2018 7:38 AM

I have a question and then a suggestion.

First my question- do any of the language courses show the speaker writing on a board...or something to visually show the teaching, or are they standing like the other courses I have been exposed to?

Second is my suggestion.  We have Greek and Hebrew courses (still need advanced), but why not a Latin and German course?  These 4 languages would pretty much cover the Christian timeline of scholarship.

Thanks.

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Jack Caviness | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Oct 3 2018 12:21 PM

Michael S.:
First my question- do any of the language courses show the speaker writing on a board...or something to visually show the teaching

The Intro to Hebrew course features shots from Dr Futato's Grammar. Note that this course only covers less than half the content of the Grammar. Not sure how much of the parsing info a Logos user actually needs, however.

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Miles Custis | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Oct 8 2018 10:22 AM

There are definitely a lot more visual elements in the videos for our Greek and Hebrew courses than our normal courses. Check out the sample clips for Dr. Futato's Hebrew course on the product page (especially the clip "Reading Your Hebrew Bible"): https://www.logos.com/product/56419/mobile-ed-hb101-introduction-to-biblical-hebrew

The Latin and German courses are great suggestions and ones we have talked about a bit internally. Do you have any instructions you could suggest that would be good for these courses?

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Michael S. | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Oct 11 2018 11:19 AM

May have to recruit someone from the RC. 

Or locally, maybe this lady-

https://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/roosevelt-high-latin-teacher-wins-national-award/ 

Uof Washington Seattle has a Classics dept... maybe an interview and could get a prof to work with you all...??

https://classics.washington.edu/people/james-j-clauss ??(Maybe?-IDK)

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Hamilton Ramos | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Jan 19 2019 7:25 PM

Hi Miles:

According to a native speaker of German, Latin grammar helps with German grammar.

It would be great to have a course that could compare different Grammars. What all have in common, and what they differ in.

To limit a bit the scope, maybe a course that focuses on Theology... key words, phrases, concepts etc. in German, Latin, Greek and Hebrew, much like the Lexham theological wordbook, but that was structured in a manner similar to Catholic Topical Index for text.

Just an idea.

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MJ. Smith | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Jan 20 2019 12:25 AM

Hamilton Ramos:
It would be great to have a course that could compare different Grammars. What all have in common, and what they differ in.

This is what historical linguistics, basic grammar, syntax, and semantics does. Latin helps with German in the same sense Greek, Sanskrit, Tocharian, Armenian ... do. They are all Indo-European languages and share certain linguistic features and vocabulary. These are generally studied in terms of feature changes.
A couple of introductory articles for scoping out what you are requesting

Orthodox Bishop Hilarion Alfeyev: "To be a theologian means to have experience of a personal encounter with God through prayer and worship."

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MJ. Smith | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Jan 20 2019 12:31 AM

Michael S.:
but why not a Latin and German course? 

There are some pretty decent Latin resources if you are self-motivated:

Orthodox Bishop Hilarion Alfeyev: "To be a theologian means to have experience of a personal encounter with God through prayer and worship."

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EastTN | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Jan 20 2019 12:23 PM

I don't know about the Mobile Ed courses, but I found the videos for Basics of Biblical Hebrew had a good bit of helpful whiteboard work.  It's been longer since I took it, but my recollection is that Basics of Biblical Greek had a fair amount of useful visuals as well.

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