Wanted: TA for Biblical Languages
WOULD YOU LIKE TO BE A TEACHING ASSISTANT FOR A LANGUAGE COURSE? Did you do well in a biblical language course and—even more important—did you enjoy it? Are you willing to share your skill and enthusiasm with students who are just embarking on the seas of Greek or Hebrew grammar? Do you want to test the waters of your own ability to teach or the possibility that you might pursue further study in Old or New Testament? The Bible Area is currently welcoming letters of application for teaching assistantships for B021 Essentials of Greek, summer 2013, and for B222 Introductory Biblical Hebrew, fall 2013. The positions entail the following responsibilities:
Greek (summer term, July 1-August 23, 2013)
- Regular attendance and participation. Class meets five days a week, three hours a day (9:00 a.m. to noon), for eight weeks. One half of each day is spent in plenary and one half in precepts, with a break in the middle.
- Primary teaching responsibility for one small group of 10-12 students. This includes daily review of plenary material, discussion of homework, and facilitation of drills and reading, as well as supervised grading of quizzes and exams.
- Weekly meetings with the instructor to prepare for the small groups, to overview upcoming lectures, to address any questions or concerns, and to read passages of the New Testament together.
Hebrew (fall semester, 2013)
- Regular attendance and participation in plenary sections.
- Primary teaching responsibility for two (2) small groups of 8-10 students, both of which meet twice a week. This includes review of plenary material, discussion of homework, and facilitation of drills and reading.
- Weekly meetings with the instructor to prepare for the small groups, to overview upcoming lectures, to address any questions or concerns, and to read passages of the Old Testament together.
Please let us know of your interest in serving in this important capacity by writing a letter that includes the following: a brief statement about your interest in teaching Greek or Hebrew, a list of the Hebrew, Greek, and exegetical courses you have taken, and any other information you consider pertinent. Please have the letter in Beth Johnson’s box (#26F) or email (email@example.com) no later than noon on February 1.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Beth Jonnson or any other member of the Bible area.