Pimsleur Greek (Modern) Level 2 MP3

Pimsleur Greek (Modern) Level 2 MP3

Learn to Speak and Understand Modern Greek with Pimsleur Language Programs

  • Format: MP3 ( Also available in: CD )
  • Lessons: 30
  • ISBN: 9781442320246
  • Availability: In Stock: Available for immediate download
  • List Price: $119.95

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Includes 30 lessons and reading instruction (16 hours) as MP3 download, plus PDF user's guide and 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 practice reading Greek (Modern)
- In total, 16 hours of audio, all featuring native speakers
- a Reading Booklet and User’s Guide

What You’ll Learn
Builds upon skills taught in Pimsleur’s Greek (Modern) Level 1.

In the first 10 lessons you’ll begin using the past tense. Structures become more complex and informal speech is introduced. Soon you’ll take part in conversations about ordering meals, shopping, and local tourist attractions. As you progress, your fluency will increase as your vocabulary expands.

The next 10 lessons will allow you to further combine and build upon known elements, and produce longer and more complex sentences. You’ll be discussing business and social activities, expressing your interests, and talking about the weather.

In the final 10 lessons you’ll double your vocabulary and have several hundred structures to draw upon. You’ll learn to express yourself with relative structures – faster, slower, etc. You’ll be able to ask for assistance in many situations and to ask for directions to various locations. You’ll explore sports and leisure activities, manage changing money and banking, and discuss travel plans. By the end of the program, you’ll be speaking at a mid-intermediate level with near-native pronunciation, and you’ll be comfortable meeting most social demands and limited job requirements.

Reading Lessons, which build upon the reading skills acquired in Level 1, are included at the end of Lesson 30. These lessons, which total about one hour, are designed to give you practice reading Greek (Modern). They will also provide you with some insight into Greek (Modern) culture with proverbs, common expressions, and a broad look at some of the things you’ll see when visiting Greece. 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
- Lessons can be downloaded using the Pimsleur Course Manager App for iPad, iPhone and Android devices, and Mac or Windows computers, or
- Lessons can be downloaded as a zip file for use in iTunes or Windows Media Player.
- All purchased courses are backed up in your Pimsleur.com cloud-based digital library account.
- Lessons can be played on your iPod or any MP3 player.
- The Pimsleur Course Manager App can be installed on several devices for personal use only.
- Lessons are non-DRM (Digital Rights Management) MP3 files and can be copied onto a CD or DVD for playing in a CD/DVD player.

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REVIEWS SUMMARY

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PimsleurGreek (Modern) II, Comprehensive
 
4.9

(based on 8 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

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

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Self-improvement (8)
  • Travel (7)
  • Fun (5)
  • Family background/heritage (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Traveler (7), Business person (3)

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5.0

effective and fun Greek lessons

By stregatta

from Austin, TX

About Me language nerd, Traveler

Pros

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

Cons

  • stops at level 2

Best Uses

  • Business/Work
  • Family background/Heritage
  • Just for fun
  • Self-improvement
  • Travel

Comments about Greek (Modern) II, Comprehensive:

I'm a student of many languages and a teacher of a few, and I found this method quite effective. I can now understand quite a bit, and communicate at a basic conversational level, at least in some areas. I just wish there were more advanced levels available! Please consider adding Greek 3 and beyond.

 
4.0

Programm suits me well.

By Phil

from Milan, Italy

About Me Traveler

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Family background/Heritage
    • Just for fun
    • Self-improvement
    • Travel

    Comments about Greek (Modern) Phase 2, Units 1-30:

    Very well paced. Good ammount of new vocabulary in every lesson and enough repetition.
    Even if cut into small pieces it is not a typical tourist two phrases program. You will need o follow through the entire course as you learn "from the bottom up". I liked the reading exercises I used them to get familiar with writing too (I would have loved more of that). In few cases I would have appreciated just a little bit of background information (on grammar): Example (Greek): "you want to buy s.th." Greek: "you want to you buy s.th." (A greek told me that there is no infinite version as in "to go", "to drink" etc.) I found that a little confusing but learned it pretty fast anyway. Over all, I find, it's a very good system. For the quality of the course I would be giving it a 5 star rating, but I find it a little "pricy". On the other hand this is NOT wasted money - I haven't found anything close to this for easiness and learning success.

    Service and delivery comments:

    I downloaded three courses so far and never had any problem.
    (unfortunately there's no CD or DVD sale in Europe, that's a pit, I would have preferred)

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    είναι καλύτερα για Ελληνικά (The best for Greek)

    By Neah

    from Laurel, MD

    About Me Business person, Traveler

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Self-improvement
      • Travel

      Comments about Greek (Modern) Phase 2, Units 1-30:

      I have been a fan of Pimsleur for years since I first learned Spanish (which I speak with almost fluency). My boyfriend is Cypriot and I wanted to learn to speak to him in his native language. I found the resources available frustrating and as he learned English as a child, he was of little help to teach me. Completing Greek I & II with Pemsleur has allowed me to be conversive with him. The method really works. I do not consider myself an audial learner and a very bad language learner but with the secret of Pimsleur and some persistence my friends are constantly amazed. You will need perseverence (especially if Greek is your first language) but Pimsleur will leave you with the ability to say things more quickly and with less accent than if you just learned a bunch of grammer rules. Since completing the course I have expanded to learn more verbs and nouns on my own. Although the course has only a smallset of reading portions, I am able to recall a word that has the same letters which has left my boyfriend impressed with my pronunciation skills. His friends are also impressed how often I understand what they are talking about since the course teaches you many common matters at near native speed. I couldn't be happier with the course.

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Cured my language-learning frustration

      By Former Language Teacher

      from Fort Collins, CO

      About Me Traveler

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy to use
      • Fun
      • It Works
      • Perfects Accent
      • Perfects Listening Skills

      Cons

        Best Uses

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

        Comments about Greek (Modern) Phase 2, Units 1-30:

        I tried several conversational Greek books and audio programs before finding Pimsleur's Modern Greek 1 and 2. Was concerned because though I used to learn languages well, now that I'm in my 70's I was finding it difficult and frustrating. The Pimsleur lessons solved that issue. The lessons are scientifically designed to repeat vocabulary at just the right intervals so you retain it. They help you pronounce the words correctly, and the speed gradually increases so by the end you can understand native speakers talking naturally. The content is what you need for visiting Greece and connecting with real people there, not just salespeople. And the subtle humor of some of the dialogues you get to participate in, keeps the half-hour lessons light and fun. Thank you Pimsleur! I leave for Greece in a week and am feeling so much more confident now, really prepared for many situations.

         
        5.0

        Amazing Teaching Tool

        By the G-man

        from Aiken, S.C.

        About Me History Teacher, Traveler

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

        • Cd's A Bit Pricey

        Best Uses

        • Just for fun
        • Self-improvement
        • Travel

        Comments about Greek (Modern) II, Comprehensive:

        I am learning Greek for my own knowledge and pleasure. Not only does it help maintain my mental faculties at my plus side middle age, but its fun, too. I am gaining confidence not only in speaking the language, but understanding what a native speaker would be saying, albeit with a need for slower pronunciation. I couldn't recommend the Pimsleur process any higher.

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