I just read a very honest assessment by Daniel R. Streett of the state of Ancient Greek instruction at very many institutions in the U.S. If you’ve studied Greek, take a look at his post and see if it matches your experience. I matches mine. It took me many years of hard work to overcome the drawbacks of this method!
You can read his discussion here: The Dirty Truth About Most New Testament Greek Classes
Thanks to Mike Aubrey for pointing this out over at ΕΝ ΕΦΕΣΩ.