Teaching method

Students learn most about the specific methodology of Biblical exegesis and ancient languages in seminars and activities where active participation is required and where the student can practice what he has learnt in practical exercises which are subject to formative evaluation. It is also in this context that the student learns how to link, via the detailed analysis of texts, a variety of disciplines: philology, literature, the history and culture of the Biblical world, hermaneutics. Incidentally, in the main lecture activities, the syllabi promote a combination of teaching and research.
The syllabi of the various activities foresee a variety of teaching methods, depending on the way languages and exegesis methods are being learnt. The fact that, in the analytical activities, specific issues are envisaged promotes a variety of approaches per theme involving different types of knowledge and skills.
Seminars are the best place to vary the learning approach : independent study (at the library and with the help of the tools provided by new technology), group work and debates, coaching by the teacher. Moreover, the low number of students means the latter have ample opportunity to interact with the teacher in his lecture hall, where study situations can be altered depending on the short or medium-term objective in the activity.