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Best Way to Learn Greek

The best way to learn Greek is to move yourself to an island in Greece and live among native speakers for six months or more. This way you can hear words pronounced correctly and learn how to position your tongue to make the sounds that are unique to the Greek language. While there, consider finding a job waiting tables at a restaurant or working in a hotel where you will translate for English speaking tourists.

Ok, if you're reading this page then you're probably not ready to pack up and move to a new country. So, how else can you learn the Greek language?

#1: Greek Communities

There are over 500 communities in the U.S. where Greek people hang out for comradery and food -- all centered around their local Orthodox church. Most of these churches have one (or two) Greek food festivals each year. Call a church near you and ask if they offer language lessons or if a native speaker in the community is available to teach you.

#2: Online Courses

GreekPod101 offers lessons online and is one of the best ways to learn Greek without actually moving to Greece. Their audio and video lessons, flashcards, notes, and community groups make learning fun! Create your free account (ad) and get started learning Greek on the go with their mobile apps, desktop software, and website accounts.

#3: .MP3 Downloads

Pimsleur sells .mp3 audio downloads for over 50 languages including Greek, French, Italian, German, Mandarin Chinese, Japanese, and more. Sign up for a free lesson before you buy to test out their App and teaching methods. Sales come with a 30-day money-back guarantee and purchases are backed up to your Pimsleur cloud-based account.

I hope you find the best way to learn Greek for your situation, because many words in the English language originated from the Greek language, especially in science and philosophy. Plus, it will make traveling to Greece so much easier, since the characters of the alphabet are different from English.

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