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Greek is a language spoken in Greece and Cyprus. It is recognised as a minority language in several neighbouring European countries and is common in Greek emigrant communities across the world including Australia. Around 10-15 million people speak Greek as their first language. It is an official language of the European union.
‘[Greek] has a long and well-documented history - the longest of any Indo-European language - spanning 34 centuries. There is an Ancient phase, subdivided into a Mycenaean period [texts in syllabic script attested from the 14th to the 13th century BCE] and Archaic and Classical periods [beginning with the adoption of the alphabet, from the 8th to the 4th century BCE]; a Hellenistic and Roman phase [4th century BCE to 4th century AD]; a Byzantine phase [5th to 15th century AD]; and a Modern phase’ 1.
This page gives access to online courses, Greek/English/Greek dictionaries, grammar, vocabulary activities, tutorials, cultural information, free and fee-based software, other resources and information.
- Filoglossia, Greek for Beginners
15 chapters. ‘Each chapter consists of dialogue, basic vocabulary, grammar, useful phrases. Each component is accompanied by a variety of exercises’.
- FSI Greek Course
Live Lingua. 3 Books, 76 audio tape lessons, Reviews of the first 35 units.
BBC. Home page for Greek including Talk Greek, a Beginner’s course, Quick Fix, Greek essential phrases, videos. These pages are available, but archived and no longer updated.
‘Get free audio and video lessons, plus vocabulary building tools with a free lifetime account’.
- Learn Greek
‘105 Real Audio files, online student notes, a collection of collaborative learning tools and an online Greek Dictionary and a Greek Spell Checker’.
- Learn Greek Online Free
‘Find texts, exercises and examples at every level. Practise your Greek language skills, watching videos, reading newspapers and online feeds from carefully selected sources’.
- Modern Greek
Nearly 40 lessons, vocabulary lists, grammar, more. Wikibooks.
- Talk Greek Classroom Activities
‘Make the most of the classroom activities which accompany Talk Greek’. BBC.
- Yes Greek [Learn Greek Online]
19 language lessons covering all aspects.
- Learn Greek Online 
‘Online Greek Lessons, through Skype’. A variety of courses are available. There is also an Ask Greek page on the site where questions about Greek are answered.
- Greek Alphabet
Lists all letters in both cases, pronunciations, names.
- Greek Alphabet [Omniglot]
Introduction, features, listings, pronunciation, audio, links, more.
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Greek Alphabet [Bill Mounce]
Overview, alphabet worksheet, notes, writing the letters, pronunciation, links.
- Greek alphabet, the CORRECT pronunciation
- Greek alphabet [Wikipedia
Letters, history, derived alphabets, other uses, glyph variants, computer encodings, references, links, more.
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The Greek Alphabet
Introduction, pronunciations, fonts, links, more.
- The Greek Alphabet 
Pronunciation, the alphabet [with audio] and text on current pronunciation, phonology, orthography.
- English-Greek Dictionary
LingvoSoft. English dictionary and English-Greek translation.
- Greek Dictionaries
English-Greek, Greek-English, English-Greek-English, word search, specialist dictionaries.
- Free Greek Dictionary
‘Translate Greek to English and English to Greek. “More Translation” means more than one translation’.
- Greek English Dictionary
‘English to Greek, Greek to English. General vocabulary, expressions, idioms, technical terminologies’.
- Modern Greek Dictionary
LEXILOGOS. ‘Type a word & select a dictionary’. Links to other resources.
- FREE Greek by Nemo
Android, Free; In-app purchases. ‘Designed to start you speaking the most useful words in Greek immediately and confidently’.
- Greek English
Apple , Free; In-app purchases. ‘Over 120 000 words and phrases of the contemporary Greek language, along with example sentences, audio pronunciations’, more.
- Greek Dictionary +
Apple, Free; In-app purchases. ‘Dictionary, with English and Greek pronunciation. Includes single player and multi-player vocabulary training games’.
- Learn Greek™
Apple, Not Free; In-app purchases. ‘Designed this app with help of a linguist to help beginners make their learning more efficient and more effective’.
- Learn Greek 6 000
Android, Free; In-app purchases. ‘6 000 words with images to illustrate words, phonetic transcriptions and pronunciation recordings by native speakers’.
- A Greek Grammar for Colleges
Herbert Weir Smyth. Online version of his text. Perseus Library.
- An Overview of Greek Grammar
‘Learn about verbs, nouns, numbers, other parts of speech, and the phrase structure in Modern and Ancient Greek’.
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‘Modern Greek Grammar. Namely the use of the Greek word classes such as nouns, adjectives, verbs etc. If you are learning Greek and you have trouble using the different cases in Greek or forming the tenses of the verbs then you are at the right place’. Download sections in PDF format.
- Greek Grammar Index
23 sections from Gender to More Adjectives.
- Greek Language and Linguistics : Grammar
Multi-section, in-depth presentation. Hellenistic Greek.
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‘Amazing tool for verbs, nouns, or anything that can be declined or conjugated in Modern Greek’.
- Modern Greek Grammar
General characteristics, accent, verbs, nouns, adjectives, numerals, pronouns, prepositions, conjunctions, negation, relative clauses, references, links, more. Wikipedia.
Beginning Greek Vocabulary
35 sets of flashcards covering grammar and vocabulary.
- Digital Dialects : Greek
‘Free to use online games for learning languages. Games for learning phrases, numbers, useful words, spelling, verb conjugation and alphabets’.
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Greek Phrases and Words
Phrases and words under specific headings, e.g. meals, greeting useful phrases, more.
- Greek Vocabulary Exercises
- Learn Greek Vocabulary with
‘Learn Greek vocabulary fast with these short, fun and effective videos. Images, audio, written words and pictures’.
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Phrases grouped under topics plus pronunciation help and even helpful book suggestions.
Links to Greek language and culture sites around the world, Greek language courses and centres in Australia, more.
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Culture in Greece
Greeka.com. ‘Information about the main aspects of Greek culture today : language, traditions, religion, food, music, more’.
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Culture and Tradition
Overview with embedded links to specific topics.
- Traditions in Greece
‘Get to know the Greek customs and local traditions : from Crete to Macedonia, from the Aegean to the Ionian islands, the wealth, diversity and colour of this country’s customs and traditions will astonish you’.
- Greek Language
History, distribution, characteristics across its history, writing system, references, links. Wikipedia.
- Greek Language and Linguistics
Alphabet, bibliographies, blog, dictionaries, epigraphy, fonts, forum, history, Learn Greek, manuscripts, software, more.
- Greek Language [Britannica]
Article entry covering history, syllabaries, Ancient Greek, linguistic characteristics, Modern Greek.
- Learn Ancient Greek
‘Textkit’s entire collection of Ancient Greek textbooks. All books are available for full and free download in PDF format’. Answer Keys, Composition textbooks, Lexicon, Latin Reading Texts, Grammar references, Textbooks. Check the Forum.
Podcasts, Blogs, Videos
‘A painless and FREE way to bone up on the language and culture in a relevant, real world way’. Or you can go to iTunes for the lessons.
- Learning Greek Podcasts
‘The Hellenic American Union presents a way to learn Modern Greek, fast and easy, by following the activities in the everyday lives of a group of young people in Greece’. 81 lessons available.
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SBS Podcasts - Greek
‘Podcasts of news stories, sports, entertainment’, more.
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