Volume 1, With 16 CDs (SECOND EDITION)
Speak Greek Instantly!
Each level of a Comprehensive Pimsleur Program contains 30 lessons. Every lesson of a Pimsleur Program contains six parts, which is what insures that you will learn to both understand and to speak the language.
- Introductory conversation, where you meet the two native speakers (male & female), and your tutor who will assist you through the program.
- Review of previous material.
- Introduction of new material.
- Graduated Interval Recall, a unique programmed instructional component that automatically trains your memory so you will remember everything you are learning.
- Integrated Review, which gets you to utilize and create grammatically correct new sentences with what you have learned in new situations.
- Reading Lesson, included in language courses in which the language has a written alphabet, to teach you the spelling of key items for sight-reading.
Dr. Pimsleur was a language educator for 40 years. He noticed that children have an amazing ability to learn new
languages--quickly. That's why there are so many bilingual 5-year olds. Dr. Pimsleur spent his life developing this
course to let you, as an adult, learn Modern Greek as easily as a child would. You might not realize it, but you've
already learned one language using the Pimsleur approach. Your first language!
The Pimsleur approach is so effective because it traces how people developed language. Before written history,
we had oral history. Most people, even kings, couldn't write or read in ancient times. Some people can't even
read today. Most language learning systems fail to acknowledge that writing only exists to represent the words
we speak. So you should ask yourself, "Why should I learn to read Modern Greek if I can't even speak it?"
The Pimsleur Modern Greek course immediately immerses you in a Modern Greek conversation to help you grasp the
syntax or structure of the Modern Greek language. Amazingly, once you understand the syntax, that chaotic, "foreign"
sound so common to language learning disappears instantly. You'll start to recognize words and phrases.