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Offline ContraMundum

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Modern Greek Resources
« on: March 06, 2018, 08:21:22 PM »
What are the best resources for learning Modern Greek? I am hoping particularly from advice from someone that has successfully learned the language. I've studied other languages (including Ancient Greek), and so I am not necessarily an amateur. I'm just finding the resources rather skimp. Right now I plan on working on an older copy of Teach Yourself for the grammar, and I'll be working on Cortina for reading and audio. After that, I may work on the Modern Greek Assimil and some of the podcasts put out by the Hellenic-American Union.

Unfortunately, the audio is somewhat slow on the Cortina, so picking up the natural cadence of the language will be somewhat difficult. Does anyone know of good beginner to intermediate readers with accompanying audio by a native speaker?


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Re: Modern Greek Resources
« Reply #1 on: March 07, 2018, 12:57:43 PM »
Hi ContraMundum,

I highly recommend Complete Greek from Language Transfer:

It is free, and the method used is excellent. He explains it in the first track and will do a better job than I could.
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Re: Modern Greek Resources
« Reply #2 on: March 07, 2018, 06:12:57 PM »
This website is very complete and didactic, although in some times it may throw too much info at once.
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Re: Modern Greek Resources
« Reply #3 on: March 08, 2018, 08:22:31 PM »
What are the best resources for learning Modern Greek?

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Re: Modern Greek Resources
« Reply #4 on: May 15, 2018, 01:13:01 PM »
I've been using "living language" for Greek. Fifty bucks for beginner to advanced. Books and cds. Live tutoring will end in July but I have lots of yaiyas  to help. It's gotten me through small talk at church and has helped a great deal with reading. I'm only in book one of three but already I feel more connected to my surroundings.