Pimsleur Greek (Modern) Level 1 CD

Pimsleur Greek (Modern) Level 1 CD

Learn to Speak and Understand Modern Greek with Pimsleur Language Programs

  • This Edition: CD ( Also available in: MP3 )
  • Lessons: 30
  • ISBN: 9780743508896
  • Availability: In Stock: Usually ships within 1 business day
  • List Price: $345.00

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Description

Includes 30 lessons and reading instruction on 16 CDs, plus a reading booklet

The Easiest and Fastest Way to Learn Greek (Modern)
Whether you want to travel, communicate with friends or colleagues, reconnect with family, or just understand more of what’s going on in the world around you, learning Greek (Modern) will expand your horizons and immeasurably enrich your life.
The best part is that it doesn’t have to be difficult or take years to master. Thirty minutes a day is all it takes, and we get you speaking right from the first day. Pimsleur courses use a scientifically-proven method that puts you in control of your learning. If you’ve tried other language learning methods but found they simply didn’t stick, then you owe it to yourself to give Pimsleur a try.

Why Pimsleur?
- Quick + Easy – Only 30 minutes a day.
- Portable + Flexible – Core lessons can be done anytime, anywhere, and easily fit into your busy life.
- Proven Method – Works when other methods fail.
- Self-Paced – Go fast or go slow – it’s up to you.
- Based in Science – Developed using proven research on memory and learning.
- Cost-effective – Less expensive than classes or immersion, and features all native speakers.
- Genius – Triggers your brain’s natural aptitude to learn.
- Works for everyone – Recommended for ages 13 and above.

What’s Included?
- 30, 30-minute audio lessons
- 60 minutes of reading instruction to provide you with an introduction to reading Greek (Modern) designed to teach you to sound out words with correct pronunciation and accent
- In total, 16 hours of audio, all featuring native speakers
- a Reading Booklet and a User’s Guide

What You’ll Learn
In the first 10 lessons, you’ll cover the basics: saying hello, asking for or giving information, scheduling a meal or a meeting, asking for or giving basic directions, and much more. You’ll be able to handle minimum courtesy requirements, understand much of what you hear, and be understood at a beginning level, but with near-native pronunciation skills.

In the next 10 lessons, you’ll build on what you’ve learned. Expand your menu, increase your scheduling abilities from general to specific, start to deal with currency and exchanging money, refine your conversations and add over a hundred new vocabulary items. You’ll understand more of what you hear, and be able to participate with speech that is smoother and more confident.

In the final 10 lessons, you’ll be speaking and understanding at an intermediate level. In this phase, more directions are given in the Greek (Modern) language, which moves your learning to a whole new plane. Lessons include shopping, visiting friends, going to a restaurant, plans for the evening, car trips, and talking about family. You’ll be able to speak comfortably about things that happened in the past and make plans for the future.

Reading Lessons are included at the end of Lesson 30 to provide you with an introduction to reading the Greek (Modern) alphabet. These lessons, which total about one hour, are designed to teach you to sound out words with Greek (Modern) pronunciation and accent. A Reading Booklet to be used with the audio lessons is also included in PDF format.

The Pimsleur Method
We make no secret of what makes this powerful method work so well. Paul Pimsleur spent his career researching and perfecting the precise elements anyone can use to learn a language quickly and easily. Here are a few of his “secrets”:

The Principle of Anticipation
In the nanosecond between a cue and your response, your brain has to work to come up with the right word. Having to do this boosts retention, and cements the word in your mind.

Core Vocabulary
Words, phrases, and sentences are selected for their usefulness in everyday conversation. We don’t overwhelm you with too much, but steadily increase your ability with every lesson.

Graduated Interval Recall
Reminders of new words and structures come up at the exact interval for maximum retention and storage into your long-term memory.

Organic Learning
You work on multiple aspects of the language simultaneously. We integrate grammar, vocabulary, rhythm, melody, and intonation into every lesson, which allows you to experience the language as a living, expressive form of human culture.

Learning in Context
Research has shown that learning new words in context dramatically accelerates your ability to remember. Every scene in every Pimsleur lesson is set inside a conversation between two people. There are no drills, and no memorization necessary for success.

Active Participation
The Pimsleur Method + active learner participation = success. This method works with every language and every learner who follows it. You gain the power to recall and use what you know, and to add new words easily, exactly as you do in English.

The Greek (Modern) Language
Greek (Modern) is the official language of Greece and one of the official languages of Cyprus. Many modern scientific and technical words in English are derived from Greek (Modern), and it has been estimated that 12% of the English vocabulary is of Greek (Modern) origin. This course teaches Modern Greek (Modern).

Tech Talk
- CDs are formatted for playing in all CD players, including car players, and users can copy files for use in iTunes or Windows Media Player.

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REVIEWS SUMMARY

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PimsleurGreek (Modern) Phase 1, Units 1-30
 
4.6

(based on 9 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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Pros

  • Easy to use (8)
  • It works (8)
  • Perfects accent (7)
  • Portable (7)
  • Fun (6)

Cons

  • Pricey / poor value (3)

Best Uses

  • Self-improvement (7)
  • Travel (7)
  • Fun (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Business person (5), Traveler (3)

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

One week to speak!

By winstonteaka

from New Orleans, LA

About Me Business person

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy to use
  • Fun
  • It Works
  • Perfects Accent
  • Portable

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Just for fun
    • Self-improvement
    • Travel

    Comments about Greek (Modern) Phase 1, Units 1-30:

    I downloaded Greek I about a week before traveling for vacation because I have had such a great experience with other Pimsleur Languages and knew that even with just one week I would learn some key words for my trip. I learned enough to order food, direct a taxi to my hotel and even enough to have a short conversation with an old Greek man who owned a restaurant and spoke no English. I doubted whether I could manage ANY Greek in that short of time but Pimsleur method makes sense and teaches you what you need to know, not random words like other methods.

     
    4.0

    Immediate confidence!!!

    By JK

    from Knoxville, TN

    About Me Business person, Traveler

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy to use
    • It Works
    • Perfects Accent
    • Portable

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Business/Work
      • Just for fun
      • Self-improvement
      • Travel

      Comments about Greek (Modern) Phase 1, Units 1-30:

      Traveling to Greece soon - I feel confident already that I'll be able to communicate in simple terms through lesson 7. I love hearing the correct pronunciation and the way the lessons build on each other. It breeds confidence!!! I've tried live mocha and a little bit of Rosetta and this far exceeds those programs because of the conversation focused aspect of Pimsleur. I also liked reading the free book on learning languages to help me know how my brain and memory functions. So far I'm loving the product and have recommended it to others. .

      (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Good program, if a bit male-centric

      By Nat

      from Nicosia, Cyprus

      About Me Teacher, Traveler

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy to use
      • Fun
      • It Works
      • Perfects Accent
      • Portable

      Cons

      • Expensive

      Best Uses

      • Self-improvement
      • Travel

      Comments about Greek (Modern) Phase 1, Units 1-30:

      I have used Pimsleur to learn the basics of Portuguese, Croatian, and most recently Modern Greek. I have found it to be very effective, and well curated to begin right away with the phrases you'll need. Doing daily lessons has been very effective for me, and I have been confident in using my language right away.

      My only real reservation, is that the program seems to be geared toward men who are trying to pick up native girls. It is amusing, but seems chauvinistic.

      (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Works for me

      By Dtheo

      from Maine

      About Me Business person

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy to use
      • It Works
      • Perfects Accent
      • Portable

      Cons

      • No writing component
      • Want Lesson Index

      Best Uses

      • Family background/Heritage
      • Self-improvement
      • Travel

      Comments about Greek (Modern) Phase 1, Units 1-30:

      I purchased the Greek mp3 program lessons 1-30. This program works for me! I use it 30 minutes each day and often repeat the previous lesson before starting a new one. The conversations are fun and always keep you applying new learning in a variety of ways. I often pause the lesson to give me time to respond before the speaker says the answer. I use this on my iPhone over my car radio when traveling. I wish the volume was louder as sometimes when my phone rings it is very loud compared to the voice on the language program. I would highly recommend this program and method to others. I am using it in conjunction with other books to understand how to read Greek. Also wish the program came with a written dialogue and index of the conversations. Sometimes you just need to see the words written out. Overall I give this five stars.

       
      5.0

      Best Language Teaching Method!

      By Alexis Demko

      from San Diego, CA

      About Me Business person, Traveler

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Easy to use
      • Fun
      • It Works
      • Perfects Accent
      • Portable

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Greek (Modern) Phase 1, Units 1-30:

          I just started Pimsleur's beginners Greek and it is by far the best language program I have ever come across! I am attempting to learn Greek as my 4th language and this technique is so much easier than any technique I have ever experienced. I am thrilled! I just wish I would have known about the Pimsleur cd's sooner. Thank you!

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