LL100—Basic English Grammar and Composition
This course is a basic grammar course for students who have either not received an adequate SAT/ACT score or successfully completed high school English.
LL101—Advanced Grammar and Composition
This course consists of a review of grammar, spelling, vocabulary, capitalization, punctuation, and syntax, and places a particular emphasis on college writing. Various styles of writing are examined for the purpose of training students to formally compile, construct, and articulate in written form.
LL102—Literatures of the World
The course illuminates the effect literature plays in society and in a person’s worldview. This course is designed to have students examine a variety of well-known world literature for a threefold purpose: to evaluate the impact that literature has on communication, to see the significance that literature plays as it relates to culture and people, and to compose writings that reflect and substantiate the course objectives.
LL103—Biblical Languages Introduction
This modular course is a survey study of Biblical languages. It includes an overview of the Greek and Hebrew alphabets, common Bible vocabulary, and identification of verb conjugation forms. In addition, a thorough methodology for conducting Hebrew and Greek word studies is taught and practiced.
LL104—Beginning Greek 1
This course builds a basic foundation in New Testament Greek grammar from the alphabet to the present participle. It includes a progressive accumulation of Biblical Greek vocabulary.
LL105—Beginning Greek 2
This course is a continuation of LL104 and builds a basic foundation in New Testament Greek grammar from the aorist participle to the comparison of adjectives. It continues the accumulation of vocabulary from LL104.
LL106—Writing and Research
This course instructs students in collegiate-level research and writing techniques.
LL201—Introduction to TESOL
This course teaches how to model and communicate the Gospel message in a country that guards against religious activity. This course outlines the process for TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) as a vehicle by which one can introduce Christ in such a guarded, foreign culture. The instruction introduces the operational method of teaching conversational English to internationals while identifying the cultural and spiritual obstacles inherent to this endeavor.
LL202—Intermediate Greek 1
This course is a continuation of the study of Koine Greek with an emphasis in lexicon use. Translation of passages in 1 John and Mark will form the basis for progressing in the study of Greek syntax.
LL203—Intermediate Greek 2
This course is a continuation of LL202 and the study of New Testament Greek syntax. Translation of more difficult passages in Mark will form the basis for studying the Greek participle and infinitive.
LL204—Introduction to Language Studies
This foundational course provides students with a general introduction to the study of languages and special areas of interest within linguistics including the structural, historical, psychological, and social aspects of language. Students will also be introduced to basic linguistics terminology found in academic literature.
LL205—Introduction to Linguistic Analysis
This course introduces students to linguistic analysis of each sub-discipline critical to language description including phonetic, phonological, morphological, syntactic, semantic, and pragmatic analysis. Students will analyze a small selection of authentic language datasets using tools and analytical approaches taught in class.
This course equips students to recognize, name, produce, transcribe, and categorize virtually all the sounds that occur in spoken languages. This is accomplished by combining the theory and practice of articulatory phonetics using intensive drills in definition, recognition, production, and transcription of the whole range of sounds used in human speech. The course is designed to enable missionaries to learn languages more rapidly and accurately while forming the basis for some to go further to do technical work as field linguists.
LL302—Second Language Acquisition
This course introduces students to the language-learning process using an experience-centered approach. Students completing the course should be able to manage their own self-directed learning programs or design language-learning programs for institutions. They will understand language learning as simultaneously socio-cultural and psycholinguistic and will understand how second language ability and use change over time in both the socio-cultural and cognitive dimensions.
LL303—Beginning Hebrew 1
This course builds a basic foundation in Old Testament Hebrew grammar from elements of non-verbal grammar such as nouns, adjectives, and prepositions. It includes a progressive accumulation of Biblical Hebrew vocabulary and the study of two major finite verbal inflections, the perfect and the imperfect.
LL304—Beginning Hebrew 2
This course is a continuation of LL303 and builds a basic foundation in Old Testament Hebrew grammar by completing the study of Hebrew verbs, focusing primarily on derived stems. It continues the accumulation of vocabulary from Biblical Hebrew.
This course is an online program to receive TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) certification.
This course is an online program to receive TEFL (Teaching English as a Foreign Language) certification.
LL307—Sociolinguistics & Cross-Cultural Communications
This course is an overview of how language relates to the society in which it was produced. Students will be able to articulate why certain languages are chosen as national or educational standards within a given society; understand concepts and psychological factors at play in multi-lingual societies; discern attitudes language speakers have towards time, social class, networks, and gender; and to discern attitudes toward particular languages by segments of world societies. Finally, students will prepare for ministry in cross-cultural settings by being introduced to practical communication insights in areas such as relationships, evangelism, discipleship, church planting, teaching, and conflict.