THL101 New Testament Greek 1 (8)

This foundational subject develops the competence needed to begin to read the New Testament in Koine (Common) Greek. It does this by introducing students to the basic grammar and vocabulary of the Greek New Testament. The subject draws attention to the significance of New Testament Greek for biblical and theological study.


* Offering has a residential school. Please view following information for further details.

Session 1 (30)
On Campus
Canberra Campus
United Theological College
Online *
Canberra Campus

Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: THL101. Where differences exist between the Handbook and the SAL, the SAL should be taken as containing the correct subject offering details.

Subject Information

Grading System



One session


School of Theology

Enrolment Restrictions

Not available to students who have completed subject THL417.

Subject Relationships

THL417 Paired Subject

Incompatible Subjects


Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to demonstrate an understanding of basic Greek grammar;
  • be able to demonstrate the acquisition of a significant amount of the vocabulary of the Greek New Testament;
  • be able to translate relatively simple passages from the Greek New Testament into English;
  • be able to demonstrate an appreciation of the importance of New Testament Greek for further biblical and theological study; and
  • be able to demonstrate self-guided learning.


This subject will cover the following topics:
  • Greek alphabet
  • Greek vocabulary
  • Nouns
  • Prepositions
  • Greek article
  • Adjectives
  • Pronouns
  • Thematic verbs
  • Beginning translation (from Greek to English)
  • The value of New Testament Greek for biblical and theological study

Residential School

This subject contains a 4 day Compulsory Residential School.

The purpose of this residential school is to introduce students to the study of New Testament Greek, with a focus on learning the Greek alphabet, basic vocabulary, introductory grammar and simple translation work.

Instructional activities will include lectures, guided spoken exercises, class exercises, simple assessment tasks, and an introduction to library resources for the study of New Testament Greek.

Special Resources

Online students who enrol in this subject are required to travel to attend the compulsory residential school in Canberra and also to arrange their own accommodation and meals.


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The information contained in the CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: May 2019. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.