Greek language resources – Language Links Database

Greek – is an independent branch of the Indo-European family of languages, native to the southern Balkans, the Aegean Islands, western Asia Minor and Cyprus. It has the longest documented history of any Indo-European language, spanning 34 centuries of written records.  
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Native speakers: 12 million (2007), 13 million (L1 plus L2 speakers) (2012)

Official language in:  Greece, Cyprus, European Union

Recognised minority language in: Albania, Armenia, Hungary, Italy, Romania, Turkey. Ukraine


Greek Grammar and Pronunciation



  • FSI Language Courses - The Greek Basic Course introduces the modern spoken language to those who wish a working command of contemporary Greek. The Greek represented in this course is a representative of the Kathomilumeni variety that is the “standard” speech of educated Greeks. It is neither entirely colloquial nor strictly formal. In the written materials the Greek alphabet is used from the beginning. 75 Audio Lessons and 3 Textbooks (pdf)
  • Worldmentoringacademy.com - This course is a Greek basic-level language program developed by the Foreign Service Institute (FSI). The course has been used for over thirty years by United States government diplomats and officers for learning the Greek language. Other popular language programs (including Rosetta Stone and Pimsleur) rely heavily on the methods pioneered in this exclusive course. The course contains over 35 hours of educational audio with Student text (download-able). The program is designed to help students reach a level of proficiency which will enable them to participate effectively in most formal and informal. The reference manual has 700 pages of exercises and drills that supplement the audio portion of the course, plus Learning G+ Hangouts, assignments, meetups & Media streaming. 12-16 University credits from NYU-SCPS program @ $120/4units.
  • Learn101 - Learn Greek, by going step by step. All the lessons contain audio and are all offered for free. We will learn the alphabet together. We will also review some simple grammar rules, practice common phrases, and we will have fun memorizing many important vocabulary lists
  • BBC - Resources For Language Learners
  • Kypros.org - Learn Greek Online is currently composed of 105 real audio files (around 15 minutes each), online student notes, a collection of collaborative learning tools and an online dictionary and a spell checker. The text version of these lessons has been contributed by students of this course. The course is offered absolutely free of charge. All you need to do is register and enjoy
  • Xanthi.ilsp.gr - Course For Beginners
  • MyLanguages - Courses about adjectives, adverbs, articles, gender (feminine, masculine…), negation, nouns, numbers, phrases, plural, prepositions, pronouns, questions, verbs, vocabulary, exercises
  • LanguageTransfer - Greek Course
  • Hello-World - Greek for children – “More than 600 FREE Greek games and activities. HEAR OVER 6 THOUSAND words!”
  • GreekGrammar.eu - Complete Greek Grammar
  • MagicTyper - Write in Greek
  • Gloss.dliflc.edu - 54 Lessons
  • Modern GreekVerbs - The purpose of this site is to provide the complete conjugations of a usable number (maybe 1,000) of modern Greek verbs. Each verb has been fully conjugated in all tenses and has been categorized at the top of each page according to Type and Model.
  • Users.otenet.gr - Grammar by Theophilos Vamvakos
  • Ukindia.com - Learn To Read Greek
  • ILanguages - This site is designed to teach you and help you learn Greek for free through vocabularyphrasesgrammarand flashcards (vocabulary trainer).
  • Eng.auth.gr - Greek Grammar – Advanced Level
  • LangIntro.com An Introduction to Modern Greek by J. David Eisenberg 
  • WikiBooks - Modern Greek Lessons
  • Greek-Language - The Greek Alphabet
  • Foundalis - About the Greek Language – Grammar, Phrases, Alphabet, Pronunciation and others


Digitized Grammar Books




Greek Vocabulary



  • Wiktionary - A 207-word Vocabulary List
  • TravLang - Vocabulary For Travelers
  • UniversityOfWashington Vocabulary Flashcards
  • DigitalDialects - Language Learning Games
  • Loecsen - Basic words and useful phrases you will need for your trip (with mp3 and pdf)(downloadable)
  • SurfaceLanguages - Learn phrases in the Greek language by selecting the phrases that you want to learn from the list on the right.
    These cover a wide variety of topics, including the numbers, days of the week, greetings and the months. The phrases have audio recorded by a native speaker.
  • Uebersetzung.at - Tongue Twisters


Greek Reading Materials




Greek Dictionaries




Digitized Dictionaries




Greek Listening and Video Resources



PODCASTS / AUDIOBOOKS



  • Itunes 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. Don’t forget to listen for the voice of Xenophon, a funny character, who helps you understand better what you hear! 81 Lessons
  • Itunes GreekPod101 is an innovative and fun way of learning the language and culture at your own convenience and pace. Our language training system consists of free daily podcast audio lessons, video lessons, Greek Word of the Day, a premium learning center, and a vibrant user community. 26 Lessons
  • Itunes SurvivalPhrases is an innovative and fun way of learning the Greek language and culture at your own convenience and pace. Our language training system consists of free podcast audio lessons, accompanying PDF guides, and a vibrant user community. Stop by SurvivalPhrases.com today to learn more! 16 Lessons.
  • Itunes Learn modern Greek vocabulary fast using Language addicts unique familiarise, recognise, memorise method. Regular three part podcasts will help you learn vocabulary in categorised manageable chunks. 9 Lessons
  • Itunes Practice your language with this Podcast diary in Greek. 18 Lessons
  • Itunes SBS Radio’s Greek Language Program -  we offer extensive coverage of News, Current Affairs, Sport and Culture, including regular segments on the Theatre, Literature, the Arts and Music. Interviews and Talkback are used to encourage community participation. 20 Lessons. New are being published regularly.


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