This course teaches the COMPLETE GREEK language from interactive, multimedia
lessons residing in the CDROM. The course requires only the CDROM. There are
two versions of the course: version 3.0 and version 4.2.
Read and Speak
In this version, you will learn the following:
PRONUNCIATION and PHONETICS of the Greek language
VOCABULARY (about 2500 words)
READING Greek text
SPELLING Greek text
GRAMMAR of the Greek language
You will learn the language material covered in all 6 years of elementary
Greek school (about 600 school hours). After finishing the course, you
should be able to read and speak Greek, make sentences and follow conversation.
The course is ideal for (a) travelers and visitors that want to
learn, speak and understand the native language, (b)
want to learn Greek, (c) parents/teachers that want to teach Greek
to their children/students. This is the easiest and fastest way to
learn Greek from carefully designed Greek lessons.
Greek font included for free.
Read and Speak Greek CD-ROM consists of about 300 easy lessons
and uses an environment that is both game-like and academic. The course
consists of exercise sets and reading material. Each lesson is consists
of exercises and text. On the average, the exercises for each lesson take
less than 15 minutes to complete. If needed, reading material, which
takes a total of about 70 hours to complete, provides deeper understanding.
The course assumes zero knowledge of Greek and employs multiple ways (color
pictures, sound, multicolor text and handwriting) to strengthen memory
recall. The course uses a simple method to
teach quick and easy the material taught in all six grades of elementary
The course teaches the following:
(a) how to read, pronounce and spell Greek text,
(b) a vocabulary of about 2500 words, phrases and sentences,
(c) fundamentals of Greek grammar for all 10 parts of speech plus
(d) dialogs illustrating key verb usage,
(e) how to make sentences using verbs and other parts of speech,
(f) illustrated color printouts to visually document performance
and penmanship homework.
This course is designed for use by schools or at home.
The course teaches the material covered in all six grades of elementary
school. In order to help the student rapidly understand the language, the
course uses (1) custom-made color pictures for easy understanding
of words and enhanced memory recall, (2) human sound and phonics
for understanding text and its sound representation, and (3) multicolor
text for distinguishing roots, endings and prefixes of verbs and nouns.
Furthermore, program displays can be magnified to fillt the computer screen.
Because of game-like features, the homework is fun to do and can be used
repeatedly to refresh student memory.
The CDROM includes for free its own complete Greek font and can be used
to write Greek text.
The Greek Course can be run from
the CDROM drive or the Hard Disk.
Read and Speak
Version 4.2 is the same with version 3.0 but the following extra features:
(a) automatic installation
(b) audio-visual dictionary of course words
(c) 30 review lessons
(d) material on the relation between Greek
phonetics and spelling
(e) additional visual-centric view of vocabulary
(f) additional material on the Greek alphabet
and alphabet sounds
(g) spelling exercises
(h) tool for flash card generation
Title: Read and Speak Greek / CD-ROM
By: George N. Balanis, PhD, MBA and Toula Balanis, AA
Published by: Anotek, Inc.
Sales and Ordering:
Click Ordering Form
Use of only the mouse
Read, Hear and See the Alphabet and Pictures for over 2500 Greek words
The Phonetics of Greek Sounds and their Spelling
Illustrated Grammar for all Parts of Speech
Verb Conjugation Patterns (All Tenses, Active and Passive Voices)
Declination patterns for popular noun types
Numerous exercises that test acquired knowledge and are Fun to Do
Color printouts of performance on exercises
Resizable program screens in order to fill large displays
Course review (v. 4.2 only)
Audio-visual dictionary (v. 4.2 only)
Automatic installation (v. 4.2 only)
Spelling exercises (v. 4.2 only)
Flash card tool (v. 4.2 only)
Exercises on the alphabet, letter names and sounds (v. 4.2 only)
Exercises on Greek phonetics and spelling (v. 4.2 only)
Trial period is 15 (v3.0) or 30 (v4.2) days
IBM Compatible Multimedia computer (Pentium), 32MB RAM, 100MB available
hard disk space, Printer, Windows XP/ME/98/95/NT 4.0+/2000 (version 3.0),
Windows VISTA/XP/2000 (version 4.2).
MacIntosh with "The Virtual PC" program emulating Windows.
Table of Contents
* Phonetics of Greek sounds
* Exercises for the Vocabulary
* Marks of the Language
* Structure of the Language
* Parts of Speech
* Exercises for the Grammar
* Exercises for the Sentences
* Review (v. 4.2 only)
Sample of Customer Comments
* Peter Arettines - USA - email@example.com
(15 October 2011)
It is a great program. Thank you so much for it and all your help. (Version 4.2)
* Irene Moukoulis - USA - firstname.lastname@example.org
(30 September 2008)
I am really enjoying your software and so are my
kids. Thanks. (Version 4.2)
* Richard Godsen - USA - email@example.com
(05 March 2008)
So far, I'm pleased with your product. I've studied
a number of languages over the years, and your approach is unique. (version
* Monique Koumantarakis - South Africa - firstname.lastname@example.org
(14 February 2008)
I really love your CD, I have tried many others but
yours is definately the best, I learnt so much... (version 3.0)
* Barbara Delikaris - USA - comcast.net (13 April
Now that I'm trying to learn Greek - I find your
program very helpful. (version 4.2)
* Gregory Zafros - USA - email@example.com
(03 November 2005)
I'm enjoying the program very much and find it to
be exactly what I was looking for. (version 4.2)
* Ellen George - USA - firstname.lastname@example.org
(17 August 2005)
The program is wonderful! (version 4.2)
* Costa Brown - USA email@example.com (17
I am really enjoying it. It is something I have wanted
to do for years. (version 4.2)
* Royston Such - UK - firstname.lastname@example.org (15
Thanks very much for the Read and Speak Greek CD-ROM
which is very good indeed! I already have CD-ROMs in the ... series, which
are also very helpful, but yours is something special and is both clear and
systematic. I'm very grateful. It is so much better than I dared hope. Your
advertising does not do you justice. (version 4.2)
* Devin O'Donnell - USA - email@example.com
(15 August 2005)
The program arrived today, and was installed successfully.
You've really done your homework, and I can see that this program is going
to be a big help. (version 4.2)
* Daniel Armstrong - USA - firstname.lastname@example.org
(19 July 2005)
Program is great! (version 4.2)
* Virginia Lee Cora - USA - email@example.com (6
Greetings, George! I have just installed Read and
Speek Greek/ v 4.2 and am very much impressed with the thoroughness of the
* Dick Bernard - AUSTRALIA - firstname.lastname@example.org
(6 April 2005)
Your program arrived today and I am highly delighted
with it. Thank you. (Read and Speak Greek v4.2)
* Angie Turnas - USA - email@example.com (21
The course is great! (Read and Speak Greek v4.2)
* Antonios E Chryssos - USA - firstname.lastname@example.org
(19 December 2004)
This is a very effective way to teach Greek. The
value of illustrations cannot be overstated. My kids do not interact with
other Greek children, except when in church. Your program allows them to learn
on their own without necessarily my supervision. (Read and Speak Greek v3.0)
* Richard Spencer - USA - email@example.com (6
I look forward to being able to use your great system
even further than I did before. (Read and Speak Greek CDROM v4.2)
* Terry Smith - USA - firstname.lastname@example.org (16 March
I still have the program and have found it very useful.
(Read and Speak Greek CDROM v3.0)
* Peter Galanis - USA - email@example.com (9 March
The program you have created is a wonderful piece
of work. You are both to be commended on it and the methodology. I look forward
to working with it. (Read and Speak Greek v4.2)
* Christina Bastas - USA - firstname.lastname@example.org
(25 November 2003)
I love it. (Read and Speak Greek CDROM v3.0)
* Carolyn Manhart - USA - email@example.com (24 November
From what I've seen of it so far, I think the course
is great. Thanks much for making this course available. (Read and Speak Greek
* John Jackson - USA - firstname.lastname@example.org (19
I've been in Larissa, Greece about 3 months now and
your software has helped immensely... for one, I'm the only one in my unit
who pronounces most things correctly ...thanks for a great product (v4.2).
* V.L. Dutton - USA - VDutton@si.rr.com (18 February
I believe your pogram is excellent, and am very pleased
* Deb Karahalis - USA - email@example.com (15 January
We love it! My three year old and I sit together
every afternoon and do the lessons. Thanks!
* Peter J. Jones - UK - firstname.lastname@example.org (13
I'm delighted with the CDROM (v4.1) ...
* Monique Hermans - NETHERLANDS - email@example.com
(1 November 2002)
I just think your program is great ...
* Kris Wiggett-Jennings - UK - Kriswiggett@onetel.net.uk
(28 August 2002)
... The CD ROM is fantastic!!! ...
* Kristen A. Updegraff - USA - firstname.lastname@example.org
(20 August 2002)
My name is Kristen Updegraff and I ordered a Read
and Speak Greek CD-ROM c4.1 which arrived last week ... and it is wonderful.
Thank you so much for providing such a valuable resource!.
* Nicholas Cocoves - USA - email@example.com
(20 August 2002)
I have enjoyed your cd-rom very much, and I think
it is far superior to the tapes and books I have used in the past. I look
forward to receiving the new version (v4.1), especially the dictionary and
the flash card generator.
* William Kolloff - USA - firstname.lastname@example.org
(17 June 2002)
I love the course -- I've been assigned to Athens
for up to 2 years, and just learning the alphabet through your course has
allowed me to "decode" the Greek signs for streets and stores (v4.1).
* Kristi Kallas - USA -email@example.com (27 April
I really enjoy the Greek lessons! I can't believe
how easy it is to learn. I am a visual learner, so the pictures help
me to remember the words. I am very pleased with my purchase.
Thank you for creating this course, so that I can finally learn Greek!
* Jeffrey Serfes - USA - firstname.lastname@example.org (1
Hello George Balanis , I thought you should know that I am already able
to read several of the vocabulary exercises, and usually read them out loud
and say the English translation before clicking to hear the voice pronounce
it and see the translation. I can't believe how easy your course is. I have
wanted to speak the language of my Papou who came from Karditsa for quite
some time, I also attend Greek Orthodox Church. Your program is making my
access to my Hellenic culture a reality, and I've only had the program since
around January 21st. ... Thank you for putting together the program.
I am sure it is helping a lot of people to learn Greek!! ... You have developed
a system that works. I will spread the word. Thanks again Jeffrey.
* Christine Manuel - USA - email@example.com (10
We have enjoyed the trial copy of your Read and Speak Greek program.
Please send the password so we can continue. Thank you for putting together
the program. I am sure it is helping a lot of people to learn Greek!!
* Steven Theoharidis - USA - firstname.lastname@example.org
(28 December 2001)
I received the program a day or two before Christmas and it works great!
The kids are very excited about it and it's helping me to be a better teacher
for them. Thanks again Steve Theo
* Nikolaos Tomaras - USA - email@example.com
(24 December 2001)
I love your program is very informative and easy to use.
* Stephen & Beryl McDonald - AUSTRALIA - firstname.lastname@example.org
(12 December 2001)
Great program George.
* George and Pat Azar - USA - email@example.com
(03 December 2001)
My son and I really like the program. It's fun and interesting. I am a
paramedic and I carry my laptop to work with me and use the program when
not running calls.
Glad I found you on the web, its a great program.
* Thomas Halliday - UK - firstname.lastname@example.org (26
I am pleased with the software Read and Speak Greek.
The order number is
4296 please send me the password as soon as posible.
* Heather Reid - USA - email@example.com (1
I bought your "Read & Speak Greek" CD rom in 1997. I didn't get too
with it, then, last summer I started with it again and went through the
whole thing methodically in about 8 weeks. I must say that it is very
helpful and a great way to learn the language. Once I had finished, I
bought another "intermediate" CD rom, but it isn't nearly as well designed
as yours and hasn't been much help.
What I'd like to know is how different the new CD is from the old and/or
what you would recommend to go further.
I've been learning the modern language to facilitate my study of Classical
Greek (since I'm a good auditory learner of languages and travel to Greece
for conferences) so I'd also be interested in the Classical CD rom when it
Dr. Heather L. Reid
Asst. Professor of Philosophy
* Diane Diamantis - USA - firstname.lastname@example.org
(18 September 2001)
I bought Read and Speak Greek and am now homeschooling myself and my 2
children. My son took Greek School at church for 2 years and they never
taught him the alphabet. We do Greek School at home on Mondays, and from
the first Monday to the 2nd Monday, my son has learned the alphabet!
* Kenneth Bromwich - UK - email@example.com
(16 September 2001)
The initial test run without the password I found most satisfactory.
* Rebekah Ryer - USA - firstname.lastname@example.org (30 July
I recently ordered the Read and Speak Greek CD-ROM - I LOVE IT!!!
* Keiran O'Neill - UK - email@example.com
(12 March 2001)
Now we can carry on with our lessons, we have been interested in learning
the language for sometime and we have been using the liguaphone course, which
is OK but the grammar in the books is difficult to follow, where as your course
is clear and better laid out and more interesting.
* John W. Schmieding -USA - firstname.lastname@example.org
(13 March 2001)
I purchased Read and Speak Greek on 02/20/01, please send me my password
so I can continue using this wonderful product!
* Miriam E. Donaldson -USA - email@example.com
(4 March 2001)
I am delighted with the trial version of the “Read and Speak Greek”.
* Christine Prodes -USA - firstname.lastname@example.org
(22 January 2001)
I really love the CD and am looking forward to becoming fluent in the Greek
language. Thank you very much!!
* John Thodos -USA - email@example.com (20 January
I ordered the Greek program some months ago for my wife who said that after
several trips to Greece that she would like to learn "some" Greek out of respect
for the people when we visit the country.
Frankly we were not sure how your program would work out - to your credit it
worked out very well - she begins each morning doing her drills - she has praised
your program to too many people - and I have also started to work on my Greek
grammar and vocabulary after seeing how successful my wife's progremm has been.
* Gary Phillips - UK - firstname.lastname@example.org
(7 January 2001)
My name is Gary Phillips, my wife Janet bought me your Read and Speak
Greek CD as a Christmas present. I have been interested in and trying to learn
the language since my first visit to Greece some 8 or 9 years ago, I only
wish this product was available then.It is far superior than trying to learn
from books (no pronunciation ) and the point and click format of computers
leaves cassettes way behind. I have been searching for something like this
for years,thank you....Please feel free to quote me, as a satisfied customer
I can willingly recommend your Read and Speak Greek CD.
Many thanks again, to you and your wife for an excellent product. * Dr E. Charles Nelson - UK - email@example.com
(19 September 2000)
Please send password for Read and speak Greek.
I was amazed to receive this package this morning! Many thanks. It looks and
* Michael Vlahos - CANADA - firstname.lastname@example.org (11
And thanks again for developing a great language teaching
product.... * Michael Panza - USA - email@example.com (10 September
I just ordered your Read and Speak Greek/CDROM v.
I think it is a wonderful program. Please send me a password...
* Taki Christopoulos - CANADA - firstname.lastname@example.org
(15 July 2000)
Hello George , I love your program ...
* Karletta Dionysiou - AUSTRALIA - email@example.com
(18 April 2000)
Hello, I am from Australia and I purchased your CD Rom,
"Read and Speak Greek" sometime ago. I am finding the lessons excellent
and am not only learning but enjoying the
lessons. It is an excellent tool. Thank you....
* Kathy Poole - USA - firstname.lastname@example.org (1
I am finding the program really useful and an interesting
and effective way of learning the language, ...
* Ignacio Maya - MEXICO - email@example.com (29
I have recieved the course that I bought you.
It is excellent!
* David Lopez - USA - firstname.lastname@example.org (25 February
I received the CD you sent me. This is the best Greek
resource I've ever seen.
* Judy Waller - USA - email@example.com (06 September
Hi! I have received your program "Read and Speak Greek". It
is one of the best I have seen. Believe me, I have been through at least
a dozen different programs. Your program is the best I have seen.
Thank you for your efforts.
* Sally Stavros - USA - firstname.lastname@example.org (20 May
I have waited a few months to give you feedback because I wanted to be
sure that my progress continued. I should tell you that I am a retired Assistant
Superintendent of Schools here in Michigan and despite much success in other
academic areas, I have had a life long impression that I would never learn
a foreign language. Your CD ROM lessons have proven to me that even at my
age (sixty plus) and with my negative history of foreign language endeavors,
I can and am learning. I cannot read Plato in the original but progress is
very evident and I am confident that next time I go to Greece -- probably
next year -- I will have some vocabulary at my command which will enable me
to communicate. If you ever need an unsolicited testimonial, you can call
on me. ... In the meantime, I will tell anyone you wish to have contact me
that I think the CD ROM which I purchased from you is wonderful.
* Adrienne H. Wyrick - USA - email@example.com
I just wanted to congratulate you and your staff on a wonderful CDRom "Read
and Speak Greek". I purchased it about a year ago and now
I can follow the Divine Liturgy at church as well as the Easter Services all
in Greek. I don't get lost anymore. ...Thank you so much.
* Tony Hatzis - Australia
Received your product on Thursday 12 February. Many Thanks to you and Toula.
Am very impressed.. My 7 year old learned to recite the alphabet in one night
and is rapidly building her vocabulary.
* Linda Taylor - Australia - firstname.lastname@example.org
While I thoroughly enjoyed your article about the various language programs,
I have found that if you want more than French, German, Italian or Spanish,
to wit, Greek for instance, you have to search for he proverbial "hen's
tooth". However, just for the record, let me tell you of a fantastic CD
I found on the internet. It is from www.anotek.com and covers grades 1-6
very extensively (all 550mg of it) It has verbal and visual examples,
with printout tests and graphics. ... I can't speak highly enough of it.
* Joseph B. Vocke - USA
I received the Greek CD-ROM yesterday, and installed it this morning. It is
EXCELLENT, and I am sure that I will get a lot of use out of it. This is going
to complement my other grammatical book nicely !
Thank you so much for putting out a quality product !
EYXAPISTW !! Now I am more excited for my trip to Thessaloniki than ever !!!
* John L. Chickeness Sr. - USA - email@example.com
Hello George and Toula:
Just a note to let you know that I received and installed your Read and Speak
Greek program ..First it was the best and easiest instructions for installation
that I have seen in my 10 years working with different computer software...Secondly
the program is just super. My wife and I will be speaking and reading and writing
Greek in no time at all.
Thank you for being there...
God Bless....John and Audry Chickness
* Lilly Fotiadis - USA - firstname.lastname@example.org
My name is Lilly Fotiadis and I own your Read & Speak Greek CD,and I love
it! My husbaand is very proud of the progress I've made since I bought
it. One thing I would like to be able to do is to be able to print more
sections, particularly the grammar & the parts of speech sections.
Do you have any plans to update the program or maybe make a part two?
I'd buy it in an instant.
Thanks for making
my Greek lessons fun!
* Pearl Bithos - USA - email@example.com
I can't believe how wonderful the cdrom is!!!! Father Steve &
I have been looking through it for the past hour. When we received it
this afternoon, I loaded it on my computer, and our 12 1/2 year old &
11 year old daughters were very curious and interested. This is just
what I am looking for. Greek school at home!! This way, we can
still do our outside activities and spend time as a family learning the greek
language. Thank you very much for developing this program.