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Summary

The Pimsleur® Method: the easiest, fastest way to learn a new language. Completely portable, easily downloadable, and lots of fun. You’ll be speaking and understanding in no time flat! Greek Phase 1, Units 1-5 build on material taught in prior units. Each lesson provides 30 minutes of spoken language practice, with an introductory conversation, and new vocabulary and structures. Detailed instructions enable you to understand and participate in the conversation. Each lesson contains practice for vocabulary introduced in previous lessons. The emphasis is on pronunciation and comprehension, and on learning to speak Greek.

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio.

©2002 Simon & Schuster (P)2002 Simon & Schuster

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"Pimsleur programs provide plenty of positive reinforcement that will keep learners on track, and we found that Pimsleur gave us more proficiency and confidence in speaking the new language than any of the other language programs we reviewed." (AudioFile magazine)

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Good but short

This is a great introduction. You'll listen to it a few times. Wish there was a bit more content for the price.

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Useful

I found this introduction into Greek useful, it is repetitive and without knowing you have picked bits up for the next chapter, I would recommend going over it 2 or 3 times to get used to what your taking in.

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Speak easy Greek

i love using these tools to learn another language. Greek has always been top of the list. Its a beautiful language and pimsleur audio make it very easy to learn with daily consistency.

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Good for an absolute beginner

Gives some useful words & phrases and really drums them in. Starts by explaining the theory behind the method of learning, which goes on a bit.
As someone that already speaks a good amount of basic Greek, I found it quite tedious, very repetitive (that’s the point of the learning method) and boring. I learned maybe 3 new words. I’ve already downloaded further modules & I’m hoping they will be more useful. I wouldn’t recommend it to someone that already knows the basics.

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Pimsleur is the best, period

In my experience, Pimsleur is far and away the best approach for starting a new language: it's superb. Working through one phase (or if available, two or three) will still get you only to beginner level: but it's a superb grounding to then continue through other approaches to widen vocabulary and gradually acquire all the other language skills. Pimsleur gives you the building blocks of basic vocabulary, basic grammar and pronunciation. Then if you want to learn a language well, it'll be years of hard work. But start with Pimsleur. Given its outstanding quality, it's really not that expensive (think what classes would cost).

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  • 09-01-20

Best course

Its the best language course sofar but still some expressions and words that arent actually used by people. Noone says, Jerete or ti kanete.

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  • 06-03-13

Excellent

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Absolutely, Pimsleur Greek is an excellent language learning tool, applicable to anyone willing to learn.

What did you like best about this story?

I like how there are native speakers and relevant conversations.

Which scene was your favorite?

The learning of numbers.

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  • J. L
  • 12-12-19

learn greek the easy ways

easy to follow, practical in dialogue. missed some info but they review all text before moving on.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 21-03-18

Good, but could be great!

It is good. However, it would be nice if the speaker could state whether (in English) certain words, phrases or syllables are synonymous with the English 'V' or 'th'. E.g is it Amerikaniva or Amerikanitha? It is e-ovos or e-othos? It makes a massive difference! Further, the difference in pronunciation by the female and male speaker sometimes assists one in being able to compare it with a syllable you know, though at other times it is actually the root of the confusion. Lastly, I feel the jump in Chapter 5 was a bit extreme. Notwithstanding the above, I am certain that (I can) and I definitely plan to finish learning Greek (entire series) with Pimsleur!

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  • Costas
  • 08-07-22

very well done

it was amazing very simple, easy to follow. I'm doing better with greek then all the times I've visited family in Greece

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  • Nicholas VanderWulp
  • 07-05-22

Ultra formal

These lessons are good. However, they teach the ultra formal way of speaking with older people in a form of Greek that rarely gets used anymore, especially by younger Greeks. Some of the verbs such as to eat and to drink are different from the verbs used more commonly today

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  • Sharon S
  • 09-08-21

I struggled for years to learn Greek

I lived in Greece for 7 months and make annual visits to visit my relatives. No matter how hard I tried, I could not seem to learn this language. My objective was to be able to speak well enough that I didn't need an interpreter every where I went. I realized that all my previous lessons included a component of reading the language and knowing the alphabet. This is pure conversation - not difficult grammar, reading orwriting.. It seems to all come together for me in these lessons. I have only finished the first group of lessons but it is finally making sense. I highly recommend this way of learning for those that need a working knowledge while traveling through Greece.

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  • uts
  • 29-07-21

Very instructive but the conversation framing urgently needs modernising!

It was a great way to learn some basic Greek while travelling the country. The extensive pronounciation training often lead to us being confused for Greeks when greeting someone. The repetitional method is very effective and provides you with a solid if not very large vocabulary in the end.
A big minus however is the conversation setting: a US American man (represented by the learner) calling over to an unmarried Greek woman to ask her for directions and then ask if she would like to eat/drink something. Seriously?! It was furthermore assumed that the listener is from the US, which is unnecessary.

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  • Kai Morgan
  • 07-07-21

Great for Staring to learn Greek.

Great and simple start for starting to learn Greek. Clear audio, well timed pauses to repeat words. Good A1 Level starting or to learn a few words if traveling.

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  • Steven Clark Cunningham
  • 07-09-18

Excellent and very effective introduction.

The slow syllable-by-syllable pronunciation is extremely effective, as is the graded progression and the structure whereby each lesson built on and reinforces previous lessons. What is the best audio tools for learning a new language I have ever used. However, it is audio only and I find it useful to supplement the audio instruction with written exercises, flashcards, etc.

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