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Learning to read in Greek

Greek alphabet and basic pronunciation and punctuation rules.
Free tutorial
Rating: 4.5 out of 5 (1 rating)
207 students
52min of on-demand video
English

First, you will learn the Greek alphabet: the names and pronunciation of the letters, as well as how different they are from the letters of the English alphabet
Then, you will learn how to pronounce the basic VOWEL combinations in Greek.
After that, you'll learn how to pronunounce the basic CONSONANT combinations in Greek.
Finally, learn how different Greek punctuation is from other European languages, some rules about the word stress and why we use double dots above some vowels.
You will practise writng Greek letters and some words as well as reading together with the instructor.
As a result, you will become a confident reader in Greek as you'll know all the basic rules.

Requirements

  • No prior knowledge of Greek needed. You can take this course before you start or while learning Greek.

Description

This is a short self-paced course that will teach you to read in Greek confidently. I created it for those who have just started learning Greek or intend to start learning it in the future.


It starts with a challenge, the goal of which is to demonstrate to you that you already CAN read in Greek, with some mistakes though. Then there is a video lesson devoted to the Greek alphabet, where we’ll analyze the alphabet comparing it to the English alphabet. This first video lesson is complemented with several resources created by me, such as a writing handbook that can be printed out and short videos for you to practise pronouncing and writing the letters. There is a video with numbers from 0 to 9 too (you’ll understand why you need it from the first lesson).


Next two video lessons are devoted to vowel and consonant letter combinations. There are not too many of them, which is why it is quite easy to learn to read in Greek fast. The fourth video lesson is about punctuation. You’ll find out another pleasant thing about reading in Greek (which was created actually by Ancient Greeks in order to help foreigners learn their language).


Lastly, there is a revision video lesson where I added more practice to the theory.


Enjoy the course! Should you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to ask them in the messages or on my social media.

Who this course is for:

  • Beginner learners of Greek language
  • Travellers to Greek speaking countries
  • Polyglots who haven't learnt Greek yet

Instructor

Foreign Languages Tutor and Language Coach.
Elena Limperis
  • 4.5 Instructor Rating
  • 1 Review
  • 207 Students
  • 1 Course

I am a qualified foreign language tutor and language coach with relevant experience of as long as 16 years. My second university degree was in teaching foreign languages online and offline with the use of technology. I am also a passionate language learner and never stop learning foreign langages myself.

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