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Overview of the program
The RTS Jackson Summer Institute for Biblical Languages (SIBL) provides thorough, intensive introductions to the biblical languages. Hebrew with Dr. Miles Van Pelt and Greek with Dr. Ben Gladd are offered during a special summer intensive in which each language is studied three hours per day, five days per week for eight weeks. During this eight week period, students will complete a full year of language study (Hebrew 1 and 2 or Greek 1 and 2).
Benefits to this system are:
Convenience - complete an entire year of language study in eight weeks.
Proficiency - the intensive, immersion context is better suited for language acquisition than intermittent exposure during a regular academic year full of other distractions. Your proficiency after eight intensive weeks will normally be better than after one year at a regular academic pace.
Community - this intensive environment also creates strong community. We eat together. We play ultimate frisbee together. We study together. We worship together!