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Greek is one of the world’s oldest languages and today Modern Greek is spoken by approximately 17 million people. Learning Greek will increase your understanding of European history and culture; many of the most important philosophical ideas and literary genres came from Greece.

Modern Greek is descended from Classical Greek and still uses the same 24 letters of the alphabet. A good many Modern Greek words and roots will already be familiar to you, especially those of you with a scientific or technical vocabulary. Knowledge of less widely known languages, such as Greek, will make you stand out to an employer, so why not start learning Greek today?

Resources in the Language Resources Centre

Greek Resources Catalogue
The PDF file contains all resources for Greek that can be found in the Language Resources Centre. It is divided into 3 categories:

 

  • Book
  • Audio CD/DVD
  • Films/TV

In the 'Notes' column you will find details of, for example, CDs that accompany textbooks and vice versa. Other information had been included throughout the catalogue to help identify a specific item if viewing these off-site.

Please note that these resources are offered on a reference-only basis.

Resources in the Maughan Library (King's students only)

Library Services support pages
The Library Services supports pages for Hellenic Studies where you will find a wealth of material.

Beginners

Cornell College - Let's Review Greek!
Well structured and user friendly site. It covers the basics: alphabet and pronunciation; grammar in separate levels: easy, intermediate and advanced; on-line exercises and additional resources.

Downloadable Greek Grammar by William W. Goodwin
This free and fully downloadable Greek grammar contains 487 pages of instruction and is a very good source for Greek syntax. It is intended for both beginners and more advanced Greek learners.

An Introduction to Modern Greek by J. David Eisenberg
Very accessible and to the point introduction of Greek language. Sound files do not work; site indicated there is an error. Otherwise the rest of the content is quite good.

Learn Greek Online
Comprehensive Greek learning site with several useful tools: spell checker, dictionary and forum. Provides beginners course requiring subscription.

BBC Learn Greek online lessons
Very useful site to practice your first phrases for basic communication in Greek.

Filoglossa learning Greek as a foreign language
A site structures by chapters with different situational dialoues, at the shop, at the airport, apologising, giving direction, etc.

Ask Greek
An online forum where you can ask any question about the Greek language and receive an answer from a Greek teacher

Advanced

Greek Grammar
Explains all the grammatical terminology involved in teaching more advanced aspects and levels of Greek.

The Intelligent Person's Guide to Greek

Nifty Greek Handouts

Ask Greek
An online forum where you can ask any question about the Greek language and receive an answer from a Greek teacher

Dictionaries

English-Greek dictionary
Straight-forward and easy to use

Culture

Greek National Tourism Organization
Official site offering a travel guide, business information and poster and photo gallery.

goGreece.com: The Internet Guide to Greece and the Greek Islands
Everything you always wanted to know about Greece: nature, culture, people, education, entertainment, business, news, history, and travel information.

Greece for Visitors
By the about.com website. Links to many points of interest about Greece.

Kypros-Net
Useful search engine for the Greek speaking world (website works, however it contains many broken links).

Media

Online Movies
This is fantastic website which offers online movies without having to download them.

E-radio
This is The Hellenic Radio Portal. Its offers all top Greek Radios Online. There are over 300 Greek Stations are here.

dolNET
Major daily and Sunday Greek newspapers and magazines.

Online newspapers
Greek newspapers for information on local issues, politics, events, celebrations, people and business.

Podcasts

www.hau.gr
No grammar, no rules, no "do's" and "don'ts"; just basic dialogues, short phrases, and words that you, too, will be able to use.

Games Study Greek at King's

Evening Language Courses
Members of the public can study Greek at King's at beginner and intermediate levels.

Tailor-made Tuition
We offer tailor-made courses in Greek for individuals and groups.

At the Centre for Hellenic Studies
The Centre offers single semester modules in modern Greek language, taught at a variety of levels.


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