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Did you know that up to 25% of the English language is derived from Greek? While Shakespeare may have used the phrase "It's all Greek to me!" to indicate that something was not understandable, thousands of language students know that learning Greek can be fun, easy, and even useful.

What interests you about learning the Greek language? Maybe you have family members or business associates who live in Greece, or your upcoming travels will take you to Santorini, Athens, or Crete and you'd like to be able to order your spanakopita or baklava like a native. Or, perhaps you'd like to study a language that uses a non-Roman alphabet, while gaining a better grasp of your native language of English.

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Greek Lessons Reviews

5 stars
Transparent Language

TRANSPARENT Best-In-Class Blue Ribbon Award

Transparent Language is one of the only language lesson providers that allows learners to choose between native written Greek and transliterated (English alphabet approximations) versions. Their Greek lessons are offered online via dashboard - optimized for use on laptops and mobile devices alike - and include downloadable mp3 files. Transparent Language's Greek lessons are an excellent choice for studying the language. Read More... Visit

4 stars
Rosetta Stone


If you've ever thought of learning a language, you've probably heard the name Rosetta Stone. A 30-day, money-back guarantee and famous clientele like NASA and the US State Department definitely give this provider of Greek Lessons a level of credibility not often matched by other providers. However, results vary, and Rosetta Stone's pricing may be out of reach for some students. Read More... Visit

4 stars
Living Language


Living Language makes it easy and convenient to learn Greek, whether you choose their online course or their print/CD lesson sets. And, if you need some one-on-one help, you can access their e-Tutoring program (for an extra charge; two credits are included free with the 1-year online course subscription) - a great add-on not found in most companies' Greek Lessons. Living Language is a solid option for learning Greek.
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3.5 stars
Innovative Language


Known as GreekPod101, the Greek Lessons offered by Innovative Language make use of audio, written, and video materials to give you a comprehensive package for learning. You'll have to give them your email address to try out their Greek program, and the heavy sales emphasis in the beginning may be a little much for some new users. You'll want to try the GreekPod101 7-day trial before selecting a membership with access to Innovative Language's full range of Greek Lessons, just to make sure it's a good fit.
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2.5 stars


Learners who prefer to study by listening have turned to Pimsleur for language instruction for many years. While this approach is effective for some, Pimsleur's steep cost and notable lack of written materials make them a less attractive choice for Greek Lessons than many of the other choices in our review.
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2.5 stars


LingQ - pronounced like "Link" - takes an innovative approach to teaching Greek, using lessons created by other users and authentic texts, to help reach a more native-like fluency. The system is fairly confusing, however, and students who are new to language learning in general might be better served by a more traditional approach. LingQ's point system is also vague when it comes to figuring out exactly how much you might spend while learning Greek.
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1 star
Strokes International


Direct-from-the-warehouse usually means better pricing. Unfortunately, One Way Furniture's prices are higher than the competition, their selection is narrow, and their reputation leaves room for improvement. You will probably have a better shopping experience with a higher-ranked retailer of home theater seating.
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If you're a student of the antiquities, from religious texts to classic literature, your education will be greatly enriched by being able to read ancient documents in their original tongue. As anyone who speaks more than one language can tell you, there truly is a depth and richness that is lost in translation; imagine what the Sermon on the Mount would have sounded like in its original language, or how the imagery of The Iliad would shine through when read in Greek.

Whatever your reasons are for beginning - or continuing - your studies of the Greek language, you may find it challenging to take a class locally. Although it is used by approximately 15 million native speakers worldwide, Greek is not taught in many colleges and universities. Fortunately, there are a number of reputable programs that will allow you to access Greek lessons from the comfort of your own home, typically through a series of online lessons, downloadable software programs, podcasts or other audio lessons, or even a combination of all of those teaching methods.

Not sure which online Greek lessons are right for you? Here are some ideas to consider when making your decision:

  • Written Component or Spoken-Only. Because Greek uses a different alphabet, you'll need some extra lessons if being able to read and write in the language is important to your studies. On the other hand, if your primary focus is being able to speak fluently, you may not want to worry about the written aspect of the Greek language.
  • Skill Level. How far does the program go in terms of fluency - beginner, intermediate, and/or advanced? Will you have to spend extra money once you get beyond your current level, or is the program all-inclusive? If you already have some knowledge of Greek, does the program contain enough new information to be useful
  • Instructional Methods. Some programs focus heavily on one approach to learning a language, such as audio lessons or visual cues. We strongly suggest you take advantage of any free trial offered by the language program you're considering, to see if it's a good fit for your preferred learning style.
  • Value. Although some Greek lessons are more expensive than others, it can be a solid investment if it gets results. Will you get your money's worth, based on others' results with the Greek language program? has reviewed and ranked the best Greek lessons available today. We hope these reviews help you understand and speak Greek quickly and easily!

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Published:  Tue, 15 Aug 2017 22:37:00 GMT

Tasty Tuesday: Greek Festival of Panaghia Church in Island Park

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Published:  Tue, 15 Aug 2017 05:10:00 GMT

Continuity is key ingredient for 90th Greek Festival

Ladies from the parish will demonstrate the techniques of baking with phyllo. Learn the secrets of Greek baklava, spanakopita, and other goodies. The renowned Greek Pride dance troupe will perform traditional and modern Greek dances throughout the festival ...

Published:  Tue, 15 Aug 2017 20:50:00 GMT

Akinci: Greek Cypriots have not learned from past mistakes

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Published:  Mon, 14 Aug 2017 07:39:00 GMT

Zephyr: Why is this favorite Russian dessert named after a Greek god?

Learn the secret recipe and history of Russia's healthy marshmallows ... The name is also not random: it comes from the Greek god of the west wind, Zephyrus. Well, this particular delectable wind is very delicate, light and airy. Some equate zephyr ...

Published:  Mon, 14 Aug 2017 10:51:00 GMT

Greek titans battle works of art in a tower defense game with a difference in PS4's Rock of Ages 2, out 28th August

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Published:  Tue, 15 Aug 2017 07:49:00 GMT

What will we learn from this year's solar eclipse?

But there was something else, something that an English astronomer, Norman Lockyer, later determined was a new element, which he called helium, after Helios, the Greek god of the sun ... and it helped us learn more about how stars work.

Published:  Mon, 14 Aug 2017 21:00:00 GMT

Lessons for the eurozone from Greece's painful crisis years

Can Europe learn from the country's painful experience ... Fifth, deal with non-performing loans. Action to tackle Greek NPLs was too little, too late. Sixth, focus on real not just nominal convergence. Greece eradicated its fiscal and current account ...

Published:  Tue, 08 Aug 2017 02:22:00 GMT

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