I have recently finished my latest 90 day language challenge. This time I did Greek and I found an excellent tutor for skype lessons on Italki and I started a Greek Express course with her which was 30 lessons plus at least 30 hours of private study time and this gave me all the grammar required for a high A2 or maybe a B1 level, although I am still building up my vocabulary.
It has been a tough challenge this time as Greek verbs particularly the past tense are not easy and it has taken me more time to learn them than it would in a Latin or Germanic based language. Some people may be put off by Greek having a different alphabet but I didn’t have any issue with that apart from it makes me a bit slower at reading. Greek has 4 cases and the vocative isn’t used much now so that leaves just 3 to learn properly and there are 3 genders but the neuter gender remains the same in accusative case, so that’s one less to learn.
I learned the cases very early on in my course so I could start to speak straight away. I find it helps to learn cases within sentences for example “Είμαι από την Αγγλια” is a phrase I say a lot and uses accusative case so I’ll always remember that.
My final 90 day video shows me having a 15 minute conversation in Greek with a native speaker. Our camera didn’t line up with the screen properly so I only appear in the very beginning but the sound is good and there are English subtitles.
If you would like to learn Greek, Italki is the website where I find my tutors for my Skype lessons. You can register on this link here and after taking your first paid lesson, you will receive $10 of credits to use towards another lesson.
Below is the video after my 2nd 90 day Greek challenge.
The following video was recorded after my first 90 day Greek challenge
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