Read and Speak Greek / CDROM

Learn Greek the Easy Way

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This course teaches the COMPLETE GREEK language from interactive, multimedia lessons residing in the CDROM. The course requires only the CDROM. You will learn the following:

You will learn the language material covered in all 6 years of elementary Greek school. After finishing the course, you should be able to read and speak Greek, make sentences and follow conversation. The course is ideal for (a) travelers and visitors that want to learn, speak and understand the native language, (b) students that want to learn Greek, (c) parents/teachers that want to teach Greek to their children/students.  This is the easiest and fastest way to learn Greek from carefully designed Greek lessons. Anotek Greek font included for free.

Read and Speak Greek CD-ROM consists of about 300 easy lessons and uses an environment that is both game-like and academic. The course consists of exercise sets and reading material. Each lesson is consists of exercises and text. On the average, the exercises for each lesson take less than 15 minutes to complete. If needed,  reading material, which takes a total of about 70 hours to complete,  provides deeper understanding. The course assumes zero knowledge of Greek and employs multiple ways (color pictures, sound, multicolor text and handwriting) to strengthen memory recall.  The course uses a simple method to teach quick and easy the material taught in all six grades of elementary Greek school.

The course teaches the following:
(a) how to read and pronounce Greek text,
(b) a vocabulary of about 2500 words, phrases and sentences,
(c) fundamentals of Greek grammar for all 10 parts of speech plus illustrating sentences,
(d) dialogs illustrating key verb usage,
(e) how to make sentences using verbs and other parts of speech,
(f) illustrated color printouts to visually document performance and penmanship homework.

This course is designed for use by schools or at home. The course teaches the material covered in all six grades of elementary school. In order to help the student rapidly understand the language, the course uses (1) custom-made color pictures for easy understanding of words and enhanced memory recall, (2) human sound and phonics for understanding text and its sound representation, and (3) multicolor text for distinguishing roots, endings and prefixes of verbs and nouns. Furthermore, program displays can be magnified to fillt the computer screen. Because of game-like features, the homework is fun to do and can be used repeatedly to refresh student memory.

The course is over 600MB and plays from CDROM. It has an unlimited expiration date with the password. The installation places a small part of the program (about 15MB) on the user hard disk. It requires WINDOWS98/95/3.1, or a MacIntosh running "The Virtual PC", a multimedia IBM compatible (Pentium, 486), 16MB RAM and about 20 MB of Hard Disk space, plus another 110MB of temporary Hard Disk space (the temporary space is used only while the program is running), of Hard Disk space. The CDROM includes for free its own complete Greek font (regular, bold, italic, bold-italic).

The Greek Course can be run from the CDROM drive or the Hard Disk.

Title: Read and Speak Greek / CD-ROM
By: George N. Balanis, PhD, MBA and Toula Balanis, AA
Published by: Anotek, Inc.
Shipping: Now (Ver. 3.0)
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IBM Compatible Multimedia computer (Pentium, 486), 16MB RAM, 130MB available hard disk space, Printer, WINDOWS 98, WINDOWS 95 or WINDOWS 3.1 (WINDOWS NT 4.0+  or WINDOWS 2000 must run from Hard Disk).
MacIntosh with "The Virtual PC" program emulating Windows.

Table of Contents
*  Introduction
*  Alphabet
*  Vocabulary
*  Phonics Method
*  Exercises for the Vocabulary
*  Marks of the Language
*  Structure of the Language
*  Parts of Speech
*  Dialogs
*  Exercises for the Grammar
*  Exercises for the Sentences

Sample of Customer Comments

* Dr E. Charles Nelson - UK - (19 September 2000)
Please send password for Read and speak Greek.  I was amazed to receive this package this morning! Many thanks. It looks and sounds excellent.
* Michael Vlahos - CANADA - (11 September 2000)
And thanks again for developing a great language teaching product....
* Michael Panza - USA - (10 September 2000)
I just ordered your Read and Speak Greek/CDROM v. 3.0.  I think it is a wonderful program. Please send me a password...

* Taki Christopoulos - CANADA - (15 July 2000)
Hello George , I love your program ...
* Karletta Dionysiou - AUSTRALIA - (18 April 2000)
Hello, I am from Australia and I purchased your CD Rom, "Read and Speak Greek" sometime ago.  I am finding the lessons excellent and am not only learning but enjoying the
lessons.  It is an excellent tool.  Thank you....
* Kathy Poole  - USA - (1 April 2000)
I am finding the program really useful and an interesting and effective way of learning the language, ...

* Ignacio Maya - MEXICO - (29 March 2000)
I  have recieved the course that I bought you. It is excellent!

* David Lopez - USA - (25 February 2000)
I received the CD you sent me. This is the best Greek resource I've ever seen.

* Judy Waller - USA - (06 September 1999)
Hi!  I have received your program "Read and Speak Greek".  It is one of the best I have seen.  Believe me, I have been through at least a dozen different programs.  Your program is the best I have seen.  Thank you for your efforts.

* Sally Stavros - USA - (20 May 1999)
I have waited a few months to give you feedback because I wanted to be sure that my progress continued. I should tell you that I am a retired Assistant Superintendent of Schools here in Michigan and despite much success in other academic areas, I have had a life long impression that I would never learn a foreign language. Your CD ROM lessons have proven to me that even at my age (sixty plus) and with my negative history of foreign language endeavors, I can and am learning. I cannot read Plato in the original but progress is very evident and I am confident that next time I go to Greece -- probably next year -- I will have some vocabulary at my command which will enable me to communicate. If you ever need an unsolicited testimonial, you can call on me. ... In the meantime, I will tell anyone you wish to have contact me that I think the CD ROM which I purchased from you is wonderful.

* Adrienne H. Wyrick - USA -
I just wanted to congratulate you and your staff on a wonderful CDRom "Read and Speak Greek".  I purchased it about a year ago and now I can follow the Divine Liturgy at church as well as the Easter Services all in Greek.  I don't get lost anymore. ...Thank you so much.

* Tony Hatzis - Australia
Received your product on Thursday 12 February. Many Thanks to you and Toula. Am very impressed.. My 7 year old learned to recite the alphabet in one night and is rapidly building her vocabulary.

* Linda Taylor - Australia -
While I thoroughly enjoyed your article about the various language programs, I have found that if you want more than French, German, Italian or Spanish, to wit, Greek for instance,  you have to search for he proverbial "hen's tooth".  However, just for the record, let me tell you of a fantastic CD I found on the internet.  It is from and covers grades 1-6 very extensively (all 550mg of it)  It has verbal and visual examples, with printout tests and graphics. ...  I can't speak highly enough of it.
* Joseph B. Vocke - USA
I received the Greek CD-ROM yesterday, and installed it this morning. It is EXCELLENT, and I am sure that I will get a lot of use out of it. This is going to complement my other grammatical book nicely !
Thank you so much for putting out a quality product !
EYXAPISTW !! Now I am more excited for my trip to Thessaloniki than ever !!!
* John L. Chickeness Sr. - USA -
Hello George and Toula:
Just a note to let you know that I received and installed your Read and Speak Greek program ..First it was the best and easiest instructions for installation that I have seen in my 10 years working with different  computer software...Secondly the program is just super. My wife and I will be speaking and reading and writing Greek in no time at all.
Thank you for being there...
God Bless....John and Audry Chickness

* Lilly Fotiadis - USA -
My name is Lilly Fotiadis and I own your Read & Speak Greek CD,and I love it!  My husbaand is very proud of the progress I've made since I bought it.  One thing I would like to be able to do is to be able to print more sections, particularly the grammar & the parts of speech sections.     Do you have any plans to update the program or maybe make a part two?  I'd buy it in an instant.
          Thanks for making my Greek lessons fun!
* Pearl Bithos - USA -

I can't believe how wonderful the cdrom is!!!!  Father Steve & I have been looking through it for the past hour.  When we received it this afternoon, I loaded it on my computer, and our 12 1/2 year old & 11 year old daughters were very curious and interested.  This is just what I am looking for.  Greek school at home!!  This way, we can still do our outside activities and spend time as a family learning the greek language.  Thank you very much for developing this program.
* Matt
I have struggled with learning Greek for years. This is the best method of learning and not only do I use it but my daughter Amarandi does too. I also recommend it to all my friends who visit Greece and even those who have lived there and are frustrated with trying to learn it. If you buy this and practice you will learn to speak Greek.