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Modern Greek Textbooks

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Sophocles Ch. Andreades, A text book of modern Greek: an easy and methodical study of Greek with exercises (with a foreword by F. F. Bruce) Manchester, 1974.

Ann Arpajolu, Modern spoken Greek for English-speaking students, New York, Arts, 1982.

G. Babiniotis, (et al.) Hellenike Glossa, Athens: Lambrakis Foundation, 1993.

M. Braila, K. Oikonomou, and D. Stoimenidou, Off We Go to Learn Greek, Fygame gia Ellinika. Athens: Ocelotos Publishing, 2011     Review

F. Arvanitaki & K. Arvanitakis, Communicate in Greek for Beginners (coursebook with audio CD) (Epikoinoniste Ellinika) DeltosBooks.com, 2010

K. Arvanitakis, Epikoinoniste Ellinika 2 - Communicate in Greek 2 (Greek Edition) Deltos Books, 2003

Berlitz Schools of Languages of America, Berlitz Greek for travelers, edited by the staff of the Berlitz Schools of Languages under the direction of Robert Strumpen-Darrie and Charles F. Berlitz, New York, Grosset & Dunlap, 1966.

S. Chiotopoulou-Mauroulia,Ta Nea Hellenika gia xenoglossous: amese methodos didaskalias, Athena: S. Photiades, 1965.

S. Chiotopoulou-Mauroulia, Ta nea hellenika gia xenoglossous: optikoakoustike methodos, (2nd ed.) Athena: S. Mavroulia, 1982-1983.

P. Constantinou, How to say it in Greek: a phrase-book in Modern Greek, (2nd. ed. ), London: Zeno, 1959.

D. Demetra and Marineta Papacheimona, Hellenika tora 1 + 1: dialogues, texts, exercises, grammar, vocabulary, Athens: Nostos, 1992.
D. Demetra and Marineta Papacheimona, Hellenika tora 2 + 2: dialogues, texts, exercises, grammar, vocabulary, Athens: Nostos, 1992.
Companion text: Lida Triantafillidou and Angeliki Anagnostopoulou, Loipon, ti les? Athens: Nostos, 2011

Peter Bien, Dimitri Gondicas, John Rassias, Andromache Karanika, Chrysanthi Yiannakou-Bien
GREEK TODAY: A COURSE IN THE MODERN LANGUAGE AND CULTURE. Hanover, New Hampshire: University Press of New England, 2004. ISBN 1-58465-033-8.
☎ 603 448-1533.

Also: Peter Bien, John Rassias and Chrysanthi Bien (in collaboration with Christos Alexiou)
GREEK TODAY WORKBOOK. ISBN 1-58465-395-7.

Demotic Greek II: Ho hiptamenos thalamos (The flying ☎ booth), Hanover: University Press of New England, 1982.

Helen Dendrinou Kolias Readings in Modern Greek Literature. For Intermediate and Advanced Students of Modern Greek and Others Interested in Modern Greek Literature but Lacking the Vocabulary to Understand It, Crestwood, NY: Caratzas, 2001.

Farmakides, Anne. Advanced modern Greek: including an addendum with answers to exercises, New Haven: Yale University Press, 1983
........... A manual of Modern Greek, I: for university students, elementary to intermediate, New Haven: Yale University Press, 1983.
........... A Manual of modern Greek, II: for native speakers, elementary to intermediate, New Haven: Yale University Press, 1983.
........... Modern Greek reader, I: language and civilization, intermediate, New Haven: Yale University Press, 1983. [3rd ed.]
........... Modern Greek reader, II: introduction to literature, intermediate to advanced, New Haven: Yale University Press, 1983
........... Modern Greek reader: post-elementary and intermediate, (2nd ed.), Montreal, 1974.

Graciela Feller, Learn Greek Without a Teacher A modern method to learn Greek in 25 easy to understand lessons, an English to Greek text., Mandeson, 2006

Harris, Katerina. Colloquial Greek, London: Routledge & Kegan Paul, 1977.

KALEIDOSKOPIO book series on teaching Greek as a foreign/second language (C1 and C2). Please find a sample of the first book C1 through this link. Each book includes two audio CDs. For further information

Modern Greek Textbooks, developed by Hellenic Language School Alexander the Great, in cooperation with other European Institutions, in the frame of European Programmes and published by ALPHA Publications. [Each with textbook and CD]

Collective work, You speak Greek already (level A1 - A2)
Collective work, Travel to Greece I (level A1-A2) – under revision
Collective work, Travel to Greece II (level B1 - B2)
Collective work, Travel to Greece III (level C1 - C2)
Collective work, A passage from Ancient to Modern Greek
Collective work, Business Greek (level B1 - B2)
Collective work, Scientific Greek (level B1 - B2)
Collective work, I sing in Greek (level B1 - B2)


Maria Kaliambou. The Routledge Modern Greek Reader, Greek Folktales for Learning Modern Greek, Routledge 2015 180 pages. Specially designed for post-beginners to advanced learners of Greek.

Kokkinidou, M & Triantafillidou, L. (Eds.) Themata Exetasewn Eparkeais Ellinomatheias 2010-2014 (Past papers 2010-2014), School of Modern Greek Language, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. Athens: Klidarithmos. 2015
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L. Triantafillidou, M. Kokkinidou, Ch. Takouda, I. Sehidou & K. Stavrianaki,
Ellinika sto pi kai fi, Greek in no time. Athens: Gutenberg, 2014.

P. Sapountzis, A. Sapountzis and C.T. Hodge, Greek intermediate reader, Washington: Foreign Service Institute (U.S.), 1961.

F. Kavoukopoulos, E. Koutsomitopoulou, M. Argyroudi, B. Dagkli, Nea Hellenika gia arxarious, Nefeli/University of Crete, 1997.

Kahane, Romanos. Spoken Greek: Basic Course, Silver Spring, Md., Pub. for the United States armed forces by the Linguistic Society of America and the Intensive Language program, American Council of Learned Societies, 1945-46.

Ta Nea Hellenika gia xenous, Synergasia ton didaskalisson tes hellenikes tou Aristoteleiou Panepistemiou Thessalonikes, Thessalonike: To Panepistemion, 1974.

Peter Nychis, Conversational Greek, Brookline,MA, 1972.

George Pappageotes, Cortina's Modern Greek in 20 lessons: intended for self-study and for use in schools (2nd. ed.) New York: R.D. Cortina Co., 1960.

A. Sofroniou, Teach yourself Modern Greek (with a phonetic introduction by J.T. Pring), London: Teach Yourself Books, 1969.

Marianna Spanaki and Alexandra Georgakopoulou, eds. A Reader in Greek Sociolinguistics, Studies in Modern Greek Language, Culture and Communication. Publishers: Peter Lang 2003. ISBN 3-906764-89-3

Evris Tsakirides, Spoken Greek, (2nd ed.), Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 1992.

Philippaki-Warburton, Irene, David Holton, Peter Mackridge, Greek: a Comprehensive Grammar, London: Routledge, an imprint of Taylor & Francis Books Ltd., 1997.

Smaro Vogiatzidou, Learning Modern Greek as a foreign/second language: A communicative approach, University Studio Press