Can You Teach Yourself Greek?

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You might want to learn Greek for various reasons but the closest language school does not offer Greek classes, there are no private tutors close to you or you are available late in the evening and your budget is low. None of these things should stop you from learning Greek or any other new language. There are many ways to teach yourself Greek and you will save a lot of time and money.

Learn Greek at Home | Teach Yourself Greek with Four Easy Steps:

Step One: Get Yourself a Good Dictionary

This is essential when you want to find a specific word or phrase in Greek. Go to the app store on your phone and type “Greek-English” dictionary. Download the best rated app. If you prefer using a printed dictionary, visit your local bookstore or order one online. Avoid using Google translate for complicated sentences. Try asking a native speaker instead (e.g. in Quora).  

Step Two: Watch Easy-to-Follow Videos for Learning Greek

Assess your level in Greek and find an affordable video course that you can watch from your computer. There are different options out there but feel free to check out Helinika’s video courses for Beginner’s Greek. You get to watch the first three videos for free and then buy the entire course at the price of ONE meeting with a private tutor. Oh, and we have an email that students can use for questions regarding their assignments.  

Step Three: Organize Your Notes

Reading your materials, watching a video or listening to an audio are not enough when learning a new language. You will need to take notes. Get yourself a nice notebook that will inspire you to study, a pencil, and an eraser. Scientific research has shown that writing things down help most people memorize things more easily.

Step Four: Learn Little-By-Little

Did you know that sleep helps you store information? Instead of spending three hours of learning Greek per week, dedicate three-four days per week when you can watch the videos for 10-15 minutes before bed. Dedicate one of these days in repeating what you’ve already learned

How to Teach Yourself Greek in a Nutshell:

  1. Get a dictionary (book/app)
  2. Watch videos on your computer
  3. Write things down
  4. Study for maximum 15 min. before going to bed

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Tips for Learning Greek Fast | Learn Modern Greek

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Learning a new language might be challenging at first, especially when you are unfamiliar with the alphabet and the phonetics. A lot of English speakers or speakers of any of the Romance languages feel this way when contemplating whether they should learn modern Greek. It might seem intimidating but the truth is that you are already speaking Greek and you don’t even know it. If you follow these tips, learning Greek will turn into an easy and enjoyable process. No need to spend hours studying grammatical rules; learning Greek can turn into a fun hobby of yours.

Five Tips for Learning Modern Greek:

  1. Find Cheap/Free Study Materials
  2. Join an Online Course
  3. Watch Greek Movies with Subtitles
  4. Listen to Greek Music
  5. Join a Tandem Group/Befriend a Native Speaker

Start learning Greek today by joining our affordable and easy-to-follow video courses. Complete an entire level with a one-time purchase – no recurring payments or hidden fees. You pay once at the price of an hourly meeting with a private tutor. Not only that but a free e-book will be sent to you within a few business days! Not sure yet? Watch our first three videos for free first!