I'm in the mood to write today. Not much to tell but my alternative to writing on here is reading grammar books. Yep. My English Conversational Class that I teach in the Bible College 3 days a week just got grammar.
Actually, it is a bit of an exciting day. We officially started teaching our Bible students using the BTCP* curriculum. Up til now they were learning English, computers, music and some other courses, but their real studying, the good Bible stuff** started from today.
We had a nice time this afternoon that ended with lots of prayer and then chai and samosas. (Just in case you forgot that this is India.)
Part of the new curriculum is a combined English class of Conversational and Grammar. Both on me. So, I'm revising what I'll be teaching for the next few months. I still haven't come across a satisfactory textbook, so I'm continuing to "wing it." Yeah.
I did get my hands on some grammar books today, so I need to go through them and incorporate.
Well, I just pray over it and we'll see what we get. I figure it will take three years or so of teaching the same stuff to get a set curriculum.
I teach Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, so tomorrow is my first class. I think we'll mostly review since there's been a month's hiatus. If we can zip through that we'll work on "How much" and "How many" tomorrow.
* BTCP = Bible Training Centre for Pastors (Google it if interested in info on it or visit: http://www.bibletraining.com/)
**BTCP courses being taught this semester: Bible Study Methods/Interpretation, Old Testament Survey, New Testament Survey, Preaching Biblical Messages and Pastoral Ministry, Biblical Doctrine Survey. (Additional classes: Computers, English & Music - Guitar, Congo, Tabla - drum)