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What is the best online course for learning modern Greek?

Asked by Hershey (8 points ) March 7th, 2010

I am looking for an online course in Modern Greek. I would prefer that the course has audios I could place on my iPod and no requirement to submit voice recordings as I have no microphone/webcam with which to do that. I want more that just tourist phrases, an actual course that would help me learn the Greek language: the vocabulary, syntax etc.

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malevolentbutticklish's avatar

torrentz.com

search for Pimsleur Greek

Hershey's avatar

I have looked at that, but like I said, an online course is what I am looking for. Not something I have to download/install on my computer.

mrrich724's avatar

Well if you are going to pay money for a course anyway, have you looked into Rosetta Stone? I’ve heard good things.

Hershey's avatar

I have, and I have heard mostly negative things about how well users learn. A lot of people said it is mostly hype. Many learned next to nothing using the program’s “nonsense phrases” such as “The camel is standing on three legs.”

starshine's avatar

I used teach yourself greek from the 1940’s it was really good, and I work at a greek restaurant so that was kind of helpful for making sure I was learning it right. they update the course every so often, it now comes with 2 CD’s, teaches modern greek and is about $30. i picked it up in about a week of steady studying over Christmas break. really easy, really understandable. but it’s not online.
Rosetta Stone wasn’t really helpful. i used it to start learning hebrew. I know numbers and a few colors, but they don’t give you enough information and just expect you to pick it up. i like being able to sound out words and know what they mean reather than hearing and just trying to guess what it means.

Hershey's avatar

Thanks! I’ll look into that program and compare with any other suggestions!

malevolentbutticklish's avatar

If it is the installing you are opposed to you. You don’t really have to “install” mp3’s on your computer.

Hershey's avatar

Yes, I know. I’m asking what the best place to get them are, or the best place for an online course.

malevolentbutticklish's avatar

@Hershey: “I’m asking what the best place to get them are” The best place to get .mp3 files for a foreign language is thepiratebay.org or torrentz.com This is not an “online course” but there is no installation necessary.

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