Start Greek (Learn Greek with the Michel Thomas Method)
By Hara Garoufalia-Middle, Howard Middle, and Michel Thomas
The original no-pens, no-books, no-memorizing course that gets you speaking and understanding basic Greek in just one hour. The revolutionary Michel Thomas Method has helped over 5 million people learn a language
Learn over 50 essential words at the heart of Greek and how to put them together to make yourself understood. This 1-hour basic introduction to Greek with the Michel Thomas Method will get you speaking the language immediately: no books, no pens, no memorizing - just listen, connect and speak.
How does it work?
During the course, you will join Michel Thomas teachers Hara Garoufalia-Middle and Howard Middle, and two students in a live lesson, hearing both their successes and their mistakes to keep you motivated and involved throughout the course. Within the very first hour you will be able to construct simple phrases by listening and thinking out answers for yourself without the pressure of writing or memorizing.
Why is the method so successful?
The Michel Thomas Method was perfected over 50 years by celebrated psychologist and linguist Michel Thomas. This unique method works with your brain and draws on the principles of instructional psychology. Knowledge is structured and organised so that you assimilate the language easily and don't forget it. The method breaks down the language into building blocks that are introduced sequentially in such a way that you create your response and move on to ever-more-complex sentences. You'll stick with it because you'll love it.
Where do I go next?
Start Greek with the Michel Thomas Method is an hour of essentials taken from Total Greek with the Michel Thomas Method. After you finish your Start course, you can move to the Total Greek course, which includes 8 hours of audio and a practice CD-ROM. Perfect Greek follows on from the Total course with 5 hours of audio and a practice CD- ROM.
Until May 2008 Hara Garoufalia-Middle taught Greek at both the University of Westminster and the City Literary Institute. Now she concentrates on teaching classes at the City Lit, as well as writing. Howard Middle is a consultant and project manager in the field of English as a Foreign Language. He was National Manager for Trinity College London's ESOL exams in Greece until mid 2009 and remains a consultant for this exam board.
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28 Oct 2011
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