Learn Greek - Survival Phrases Greek, Volume 1: Lessons 1-30: Absolute Beginner Greek #1 (Unabridged)
by Innovative Language Learning
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Start speaking Greek in minutes, and grasp the language, culture and customs in just minutes more with Survival Phrases Greek, a completely new way to travel with confidence! Survival Phrases - Greek will have you speaking with proper pronunciation from the very first lesson and arm you with cultural insight and other information to utterly shock and amaze your friends, traveling companions, and people you meet along the way! Why are the audio lessons so effective? They are short and to the point, 30 five-minute lessons make them the perfect length, and a syllable-by-syllable breakdown of each word and phrase ensures that you can say every word and phrase instantly. With each lesson, you will master a target phrase and key vocabulary. This is a complete lesson taught by a professional, bilingual teacher!
If you've never learned a language before, this might work for you - it's very slow, and each phrase is presented step by step. But if you understand the basic process, this audiobook will be tedious. Most tracks only introduce a phrase or two, and the reader spends more time discussing them in English than actually reading them in Greek. The Greek phrases are repeated several times, which is great, but in between you have to listen to so much filler in English that you almost forget them.
Considering that this audiobook is for people learning Greek, why does the reader always have to repeat "In Greek, the word for X is…"? After about the fifteenth time, most listeners will probably have grasped the basic routine. Also, why always repeat "Let's break it down by syllables"? Just break it down, and get on with it.
It's not the worst, but I've used audio methods to learn other languages that cover five times as much material in the same amount of time.