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Greek Language Books1. Conversational Modern Greek in 20 Lessons by Richard D. Abraham, Philip D. Emmanuel, Paperback: 288 pages, Publisher: Cortina
The Cortina Method has been time-tested and is the quick, easy and natural way to learn a language. It has received the approval of teachers, students, schools, colleges and business firms all over the world. The 20 lessons consist of dialogues that incorporate key vocabulary terms and increasingly advanced grammatical structures. Most of the dialogues focus on everyday aspects of Greek life, including Transportation, Cuisine, Sightseeing, etc.). Special features of this book include guides to Greek Pronunciation and basic Greek sentence structure, a 60+ page English-Greek/Greek-English Dictionary, an Irregular Verb List with grammatical conjugations, and a 30+ page Greek Grammar guide.

2. Hugo Language Course: Greek In Three Months (with Cassettes) by Hugo's Language Books, Niki Watts, Paperback: 256 pages, Publisher: Dorling Kindersley
Available in both book only or book and cassette format, this self-study program is designed for the individual seeking to acquire a good working knowledge of a language in a short amount of time. Devoting just over an hour daily to the course, the program provides grammar lessons, contextual conversion drills, relevant word lists, and graded exercises, giving you an immediate and practical grasp of the language. In addition, pronunciation is made easy with Hugo's unique "imitated pronunciation" system, which represents foreign sounds with English syllables. Whether you are a businessman tackling an international account, a student preparing for an adventurous holiday, or simply a lover of new languages, this course makes learning easy and satisfying.

3. Greek: A Comprehensive Grammar of the Modern Language (Routledge Grammars) by David Holton, Paperback: 544 pages, Publisher: Routledge
A complete reference guide book to modern Greek grammar. It contains a comprehensive description of Greek grammar and offers an analysis of the complexities of the language. Written in a fresh and accessible style, this book focuses on the real patterns of use in modern Greek. The book is well organized and is filled with full, clear explanations of areas of confusion and difficulty. It also includes an extensive index, glossary of linguistic terms and numbered paragraphs designed to provide readers easy access to the information they require. An essential reference source for the learner and user of Greek, this book will be the standard work for years to come.

4. Learn to Read and Write Greek: The Basics of the Greek Language by Matina Psyhogeos, Paperback: 122 pages, Publisher: Holy Cross
The book is an extended version of a Mini-Course and consists of three parts. Part one teaches reading, writing and vocabulary. Part two gives the simplified rules of grammar with many examples and explanations in English. Part three: contains more than 27 lists of commonly used vocabulary, which is recommended for anyone who wishes to learn or improve his/her Greek.

5. Teach Yourself Beginner's Greek by Aristarhos Matsukas, Paperback: 304 pages, Publisher: McGraw-Hill
Each friendly and practical course introduces the new language without overwhelming the learner and includes: Lively dialogues and exercises; A helpful pronunciation section; Manageable lists of practical vocabulary; A glossary of grammar terms; Hints on how to make learning easy; Fascinating language and cultural information; Accompanying dialogue recordings on CD.

6. The Pocket Oxford Greek Dictionary : Greek-English English-Greek by J. T. Pring (Editor), Paperback: 572 pages, Publisher: Oxford University Press
Covering the most commonly used vocabulary of everyday Greek life, as well as that found in general literature, this revised edition of the highly acclaimed Oxford Dictionary of Modern Greek is specially designed for tourists, travelers, students, and business people alike. This authoritative guide offers comprehensive coverage of 67,000 words and phrases, as well as some 82,000 translations, and includes many idioms and illustrative phrases in both Greek and English showing words in use. Information is given on points of style and usage, and appendices are included listing the principal parts of Greek verbs, place names, and personal names. Brought completely up-to-date with the monotonic spelling system for the Greek language, now the most widely used in Greece, this reference guide is a must for anyone learning or using Greek.

7. Divry's Modern English-Greek and Greek-English Desk Dictionary by George C. Divry, Hardcover, Publisher: French & European
A comprehensive bilingual dictionary, that will be an invaluable reference for you as you learn Greek. In addition to the entries and their definitions, this Dictionary provides a guide to Greek pronunciation and appendices on transliteration from Greek to English, and grammar.

8. Reading Greek: Grammar, Vocabulary and Exercises (Reading Greek) by Joint Association of Classical Teachers, Paperback: 384 pages, Publisher: Cambridge University Press
The JACT Reading Greek Course has been written for beginners in the upper school, at university and in adult education. Its aim is to enable students to read fifth- and fourth-century Attic Greek, Homer and Herodotus, with some fluency and intelligence in one to two years. The main medium of learning is a continuous, graded Greek text, adapted from original sources.

9. It's Still Greek to Me: An Easy-To-Understand Guide to Intermediate Greek by David Alan Black, Paperback: 191 pages, Publisher: Baker Academic
An easy-to-understand and humorous guide to Greek grammar by a topflight scholar. Designed for students in their second year of Greek study.

10. Greek Anthology = Helleniko Anthologio: An Advanced Modern Greek Reader by Matina Psyhogeos, Paperback: 130 pages, Publisher: Holy Cross
Greek Anthology: is an advanced reader. The prose and poetry were carefully chosen and adapted in order to inspire the reader and kindle his/her interest to study more and become fluent in the Greek language, get acquainted with Greek literature and get motivated to read it further. The stories used are simple and of high interest; the extensive vocabulary and grammar help the student comprehend what he/she reads.

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