Anyone learning modern Greek?

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Re: Anyone learning modern Greek?

Postby William Camden » Sun Jan 15, 2017 3:51 pm

I have no experience of Michel Thomas courses though I have read descriptions. Is Language Transfer reminiscent of MT?
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Re: Anyone learning modern Greek?

Postby crush » Sun Jan 15, 2017 6:59 pm

Mihalis (the creator) says it's much more than just a Michel Thomas clone, and it is, there is a lot more covered in these courses. But the format of learning along with another student and pausing to think about your answer is the same, but in these courses you only have one student. Mihalis is very charismatic and the courses are pretty fun. I think they're generally 15-20 hours of audio, though it takes a bit longer to get through when you factor in pausing to answer.
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Re: Anyone learning modern Greek?

Postby Iversen » Mon Jan 16, 2017 5:47 am

Iversen wrote:Modern Greek is definitely on my list (...)


William Camden wrote:I have been examining the Greek-language sections of your "multi-confused" entries, sometimes writing them into my notebook.


Oh, that's dangerous. I'm definitely not capable of writing fully correct and idiomatic text in Greek yet.
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Re: Anyone learning modern Greek?

Postby William Camden » Tue Jan 17, 2017 11:25 am

Iversen wrote:
Iversen wrote:Modern Greek is definitely on my list (...)


William Camden wrote:I have been examining the Greek-language sections of your "multi-confused" entries, sometimes writing them into my notebook.


Oh, that's dangerous. I'm definitely not capable of writing fully correct and idiomatic text in Greek yet.


I thought it wouldn't be although it is better than mine. As a learner, though at a more advanced level, you use vocabulary and constructions that I would tend to need so I analyse what you write while aware it is L2 and unlikely to be perfect.
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Re: Anyone learning modern Greek?

Postby dedalus66 » Sat Jan 28, 2017 4:34 am

I have been learning Greek off and on for a while now. It is a great language, and not at all difficult to learn.

I actually started a Greek thread 18 months ago but did not really kick off. Happy to resume chats in there. Here is a link to it:

viewtopic.php?f=18&t=802
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Re: Anyone learning modern Greek?

Postby lsilvaj » Fri Feb 10, 2017 5:34 pm

I started learning Greek about three weeks ago.

I'm using only Linguaphone, the course published in 1983. i have also the old 50s course, two Assimils, the Cortina Method book and an old Teach Yourself (the ones with the translation exercises).

The Linguaphone Course consists of 90 lessons, with oral and written exercises each 3 lessons. It's like any other Linguaphone from that generation, family arriving at the airport etc.

Having studied some German, Russian, Italian and French, Greek doesn't seem to be as hard as I thought. But being a Portuguese native speaker, I have some trouble with the pronunciation of Δ, Θ and Γ.

I will take this as a challenge to the Linguaphone Method: I want to see how far it will take me. I will use my other material just when I have finished Linguaphone, what I intend to do in the next 100 days or so.
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Re: Anyone learning modern Greek?

Postby kevingreece » Tue May 09, 2017 5:38 am

I've created 2 new courses for Greek on LingQ: "Greek Culture, Folklore, Mythology, and History," and "Cultures, Folklore, Myths, and History from Around the World." These courses come from texts written by me on a variety of topics, some of them related to my own experiences. I strove to create interesting, meaningful content for people to improve their Greek! I hope that they help some of you on this forum learning modern Greek!
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