Pimsleur Greek (Modern) Levels 1-2 CD

Pimsleur Greek (Modern) Levels 1-2 CD

Learn to Speak and Understand Modern Greek with Pimsleur Language Programs

  • Format: CD ( Also available in: MP3 )
  • Lessons: 60
  • ISBN: 9780743557764
  • Availability: In Stock: Usually ships within 1 business day
  • List Price: $495.00

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Description

Includes 60 lessons and reading instruction on 32 CDs (32 hrs), plus 2 Reading Booklets and a User’s Guide.

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?
- 60, 30-minute audio lessons
- 2 hours of reading instruction to provide you with an introduction to reading Greek (Modern)
- In total, 32 hours of audio, all featuring native speakers
- a Reading Booklet for each level and a User’s Guide

What You’ll Learn
This Greek (Modern) program includes all of Pimsleur’s Greek (Modern) Levels 1 & 2. With this program you start from zero, first learning survival phrases and vocabulary, and eventually progressing to a mid-intermediate level of speaking, understanding, and reading Greek (Modern).

Every lesson contains an introductory conversation, and isolated vocabulary and structures, as well as full practice for all vocabulary introduced. Emphasis is on pronunciation and comprehension. At the completion of this course, you’ll be able to speak comfortably about things that happened in the past and make plans for the future; you’ll speak confidently using your wide-ranging vocabulary, and experience the Greek (Modern) language and culture with a deepening insight.

Reading Lessons are included to provide you with an introduction to reading Greek (Modern). These lessons, which total about one hour for each level, are designed to teach you to sound out words with correct pronunciation and accent.

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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Pimsleur Greek (Modern) Levels 1-2 CD
 
4.8

(based on 16 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (14)

  • 4 Stars

     

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93%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (13)
  • Portable (13)
  • It works (12)
  • Fun (10)
  • Perfects accent (9)

Cons

  • Pricey / poor value (3)

Best Uses

  • Self-improvement (11)
  • Fun (10)
  • Family background/heritage (9)
  • Travel (8)
  • Business/work (7)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Traveler (8), Business person (7)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

very good

I am learning modern Greek to be able to make basic conversation while traveling in Greece. The Pimsleur courses 1-2 give intensive instruction in about 600 words (about 10 words per day)....Read complete review

I am learning modern Greek to be able to make basic conversation while traveling in Greece. The Pimsleur courses 1-2 give intensive instruction in about 600 words (about 10 words per day). This is a good foundation, but you'll still need to learn some more words, using a language book of some sort. What I found is that I needed to repeat the whole course, starting at lesson 15 or so, to really hammer home the language into my mind. I notice there is a con below for "too fast". I don't agree that this is a con. You just need to repeat the lesson if you feel it is going too fast. Because I got the MP3 version, I can put it on my smartphone and I'll probably repeat the course (starting at lesson 15) a third time. The best thing is that the Pimsleur is a fairly effortless way to get a basic foundation with correct pronunciation. I wish they had a third course however.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

One of several I've tried

I use the product nearly every day.
I like its accessibility on my IPad and phone.
I wish that there was just a little more repetition as words are introduced. I find...Read complete review

I use the product nearly every day.
I like its accessibility on my IPad and phone.
I wish that there was just a little more repetition as words are introduced. I find syntax difficult for the verbs, and at no point are those gone over in a way that I could go back and review.

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Best method! Especially for pronunciation!

By D. Nasr

from New York City

About Me Business person, Traveler

Pros

  • Ample time for comprehensive phrase retention.
  • Easy to use
  • Fun
  • It Works
  • Perfects Accent
  • Portable

Cons

    Best Uses

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

    Comments about Pimsleur Greek (Modern) Levels 1-2 MP3:

    Great way to immerse in a difficult new language. A terrific, economic jumpstart for an impromptu trip. Emphasis on good pronunciation, this invaluable instruction makes all the difference. I wish that there were more advanced courses available!

    Service and delivery comments:

    Wonderful customer service. Will be a repeat customer, highly recommend.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    I am really looking forward to Greek III.

    By Nana

    from Athens, Greece

    Pros

    • Easy to use
    • Fun
    • Good review
    • Interesting useful material
    • It Works
    • Perfects Accent
    • Portable

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Business/Work
      • Communicating with Greeks
      • Family background/Heritage
      • Just for fun
      • Living in Greece
      • Self-improvement
      • Travel

      Comments about Pimsleur Greek (Modern) Levels 1-2 MP3:

      I started with Pimsleur before I moved to Greece. I learned more from this course than any private lessons or any other methods. I have tried about 7 other methods. It is fun, easy to understand and gives you good pronunciation models. The teachers I studied with praised my pronunciation.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Excellent learning tool!!

      By George

      from Naperville Illinois

      About Me Business person

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

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

        Comments about Pimsleur Greek (Modern) Levels 1-2 MP3:

        Easy download, not expensive, very clear and precise. I was impressed on how fast I can hold a Greek conversation!

        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Soooo happy

        By Hilda

        from Belgium

        About Me Traveler

        Pros

          Cons

          • No Greek 3 .

          Best Uses

            Comments about Pimsleur Greek (Modern) Levels 1-2 MP3:

            Sooo happy with my Pimsleur 1 and 2 . But...... Please make a Pimsleur Greek 3!!!!!!!

             
            5.0

            I find this product to be helpful

            By Cmargaret

            from Australia

            About Me A person who has close links with a Greek family

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy to use
            • It Works

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Business/Work
              • Self-improvement

              Comments about Pimsleur Greek (Modern) Levels 1-2 MP3:

              Very good

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              I used to think learning a second language would be an insurmountable task, as boring and painful as retaking high school Spanish. I was wrong. The Pimsleur approach works perfectly with how my brain is wired. I even found myself dreaming in Spanish.
              G.T. from Creswell, Oregon