Guide to Learning Modern Greek

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I’m learning Modern Greek, mostly as a starting point to learn Ancient Greek. I hope these resources are helpful to you, as well.

A — Why should I learn Modern Greek?

Maybe you love the culture.

Or maybe like me, you plan to use it to learn Ancient Greek eventually (see Kevin and James’s Ancient Greek Curriculum).

Either way, I hope these resources are helpful to you, as well.

B — How to start

Months 1-3

Use these resources simultaneously. This will give you a broad start to learning the language, teaching you listening, speaking, and reading.

Months 3-6

Use these resources simultaneously. This will continue yo

After that…

Start using more comprehensible input, including readers and native content

B.2 — Suggested paths by others

C — Resources for Learners

C.1 — Text Book Courses

C.2 — Video Courses

C.3 — Audio Courses

C.4 — Web-based Courses

C.5 — Publishers of Books for Greek Learners

C.6 — Language Exchange and Tutors

C.7 — Readers

C.7.1 — Graded/Easy Readers

Graded readers are a type of reader, where texts in Greek are presented with increasing levels of difficulty. Used for learning Greek through reading. These are sorted from top to bottom, from highest recommended.

C.7.2 — Bilingual Books

C.7.3 — Adapted Literature

C.8 — Flashcard Tools

C.9 — Reference Books

C.9.1 — Dictionaries

C.9.2 — Reference Grammars

D — Native Content

D.1 — Children’s Videos

D.2 — Videos

D.3 — Podcasts

D.4 — TV Series and Films

Best Greek tv-series, recommended by Helinika:2

Best Greek movies, recommended by Helinika:3

D.4.1 — TV & Films dubbed into Greek

Many of the shows from this list were gathered by Reddit user /u/Legoless01.4

D.5 — Other

E — References