Read and Speak Greek / CDROM
Learn Greek the Easy Way
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)
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.
PRONUNCIATION and PHONETICS of the Greek language
VOCABULARY (about 2500 words)
READING Greek text
GRAMMAR of the Greek language
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
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
(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)
Read, Hear and See the Alphabet and Pictures for over 2500 Greek words
The Phonics Method for Greek Sounds and their Spelling
Illustrated Grammar for all Parts of Speech
Verb Conjugation Patterns (All Tenses, Active and Passive Voices)
Declination patterns for popular noun types
Numerous exercises that test acquired knowledge and are Fun to Do
Resizable program screens in order to fill large displays
Can be used on networks
Use of only the mouse
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
* Phonics Method
* Exercises for the Vocabulary
* Marks of the Language
* Structure of the Language
* Parts of Speech
* Exercises for the Grammar
* Exercises for the Sentences
Sample of Customer Comments
* Dr E. Charles Nelson - UK - firstname.lastname@example.org
(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 - email@example.com
(11 September 2000)
And thanks again for developing a great language
* Michael Panza - USA - firstname.lastname@example.org (10
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 - email@example.com
(15 July 2000)
Hello George , I love your program ...
* Karletta Dionysiou - AUSTRALIA - firstname.lastname@example.org
(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.
* Kathy Poole - USA - email@example.com
(1 April 2000)
I am finding the program really useful and an interesting
and effective way of learning the language, ...
* Ignacio Maya - MEXICO - firstname.lastname@example.org
(29 March 2000)
I have recieved the course that I bought you.
It is excellent!
* David Lopez - USA - email@example.com (25
I received the CD you sent me. This is the best Greek
resource I've ever seen.
* Judy Waller - USA - firstname.lastname@example.org (06
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 - email@example.com
(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 - firstname.lastname@example.org
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
* 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 - email@example.com
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 www.anotek.com
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
* John L. Chickeness Sr. - USA - firstname.lastname@example.org
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 - email@example.com
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 - firstname.lastname@example.org
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
* Matt Barrett-USAemail@example.com
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.