Learn New Testament Greek online –
at your own pace, for free!
Study for fun: Learn the basics of NT Greek using our online resources, at your own pace. Study by yourself, with a mentor, or with a few friends from church. You only pay for the textbook!
Study in preparation: Good things often take time! Instead of getting stressed about learning Greek in an academic year, take the first semester subject (New Testament Greek A) at your own pace. The only cost is the textbook. Once you’re confident, successfully sit the final exam to gain RPL (Recognition of Prior Learning) and entry into the second semester for-credit subject.
Study for credit: Learn online for credit toward your theological degree, during first semester (Feb-Jun). Do marked assessments each week and a final exam in order to complete New Testament Greek A. Standard tuition fees apply.
Next steps: New Testament Greek B can be studied on campus or online during second semester (Jul-Nov). Standard tuition fees apply.
Frequently Asked Questions:
Is it really free? Yes. You only pay for the textbook (Jeremy Duff, Elements of NT Greek), available from the publisher or via the usual distributors.
Why are you offering it for free? The short answer is: to serve our family of churches (and believers worldwide). The longer answer is that we developed these self-paced materials to assist our own students who might have been struggling to complete a standard Greek subject in a one-semester timeframe. Having done that, we thought it would be helpful to make it freely available.
What’s the catch? There are three:
(1) Since the subject is free, you don’t get access to our online tutors or our assessment tasks. The material is provided “as is.” Your answers are marked automatically online by our computer to give you instant feedback, but being a language (not maths) it’s not always going to get it right. At the beginning, it’s usually very accurate. As the translation becomes more complicated, there are more permutations of “right” answers, so you might occasionally find something marked wrong that is indeed correct. But by that time, you’ll have learned how to evaluate your own answers against the model answers, and judge whether your translation is valid or not.
(2) For this reason, we don’t offer the second semester subject in this way – it’s too difficult to automate. But once you’ve done one semester with our online “training wheels” you should be right to teach yourself the second half of it via the textbook. Alternatively, you can enrol for our (for credit, fee-paying) second semester subject.
(3) You might like it so much you end up signing up for a degree or diploma! (That’s not our aim in providing it for free, but for some of you, it may be a way of starting to discern the call of God into theological study.)
How does it work? Once you send us the enrolment form, we’ll send you a login to our online system. (It may take 1-2 weeks to process if you sign up in a busy part of semester, but normally just a few days.) You work through the material online, which introduces you to each new concept in a clear, simple way. After each new concept, you consolidate your learning by working through the practice exercises in the textbook.
Is there a time limit? No. It’s not for credit, so take as much time as you want. If you don’t log in at all for 6 months, your enrolment will lapse, but re-enrolling is just a quick email away.
Can I do it for credit? Not in the self-paced form. You can sign up for the one semester fee-paying subject coded LA004AD online, which credits to Australian College of Theology awards. Alternatively, you can do the self-paced version here, and then sit an exam – if successful you won’t get academic credit, but you can get recognition of prior learning (RPL) which means you can go straight into the second semester LA004BD subject.
What will it teach me? It won’t teach you to read Greek unaided (yet). It takes you through half a standard New Testament Greek introductory course, comparable to half of “first year Greek” in seminaries around the world. It will teach you how to learn Greek, and help you work out whether you want to invest time in learning to read it fluently. It also won’t help you order coffee in downtown Athens – it’s a reading course in Ancient Greek, not a speaking course in Modern Greek.