Listening comprehension exercises are essential for improving your listening and speaking skills in a foreign language. They help you immerse yourself in the language, understand how native speakers converse in a natural way, and memorize helpful words and phrases that you can later use when speaking Greek or any other language you currently learn. Helinika created a new video series on YouTube called “Greek Listening Comprehension” that does exactly that.
What Are Helinika’s Listening Comprehension Videos?
Helinika’s instructor talks about a topic in Greek, providing you with Greek and English subtitles. Depending on your level, you either listen to the audio without paying attention to the subtitles, read only the Greek subtitles, or only the English subtitles. Since some of the words might be challenging even for proficient Greek speakers, the video script for each video will be uploaded here, on Helinika’s website.
Immersion is a language learning method, in which the student is exposed to the target language with little to no instructions in their mother tongue. The students learn the language like native speakers. Audiovisual elements and repetitions are used to help the students understand the context. In this video, the students are not given a list of colors and their translation. They listen and read phrases along with videos and images that can help them easily memorize the colors and other words that are used in the sentences. A big focus is given on the structure of the sentences.
It is recommended that you are already familiar with the Greek language. Join Helinika’s discounted video courses and learn the basics of the Greek language: