Here’s a piece I wrote for Catholic Exchange on a nifty idea called the Israel Institute for Biblical Studies.
The idea is to join on-line courses taught by world class experts in biblical languages that you can take in the comfort of your own home. The classes (worth college credit at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem) are intimate and allow the teacher to focus on each student. You don’t need an academic background, but you do need to want to learn the material since committed students achieve the best results. The assignments are minimal, the classes are 2 hours a week.The classes are live and interactive via the web. You not only can speak with your teacher, but with the other students in the class who hail from around the globe. If you need to review material, the classes are recorded so that you can access everything at your leisure later. And you submit your voluntary assignments for your teacher to evaluate in a secure way. Your instructors are passionate and experienced teachers and your fellow students are there, like you, to learn. You’ll join webinars and live practice sessions to enrich your knowledge and study experience. Plus, there is a vast library of academic resources to get the most out of your learning experience. You can listen to recorded lessons and watch educational videos, read articles, use dictionaries, and more.
Check thou it out!