DLI - Greek Language Course - Basic Course

We made using the DLI - Greek Language Course - Basic Course material easier to use and more effective. You can now read the ebook (in the pane on the left), listen to the audio (pane to the right) and practice your pronunciation (use on the Pronunciation Tool tab on right) all at the same time.

The DLI - Greek Language Course - Basic Course material can be used both as a self-guided course or with the assistance of a qualified Greek tutor.

NOTE: Some of these ebooks are quite large and may take a minute to fully load.

Back To DLI Greek Courses


NOTE: To read the file, listen to the audios and use the pronunciation tab on your computer or device you need to have a PDF reader and a modern browser.


DLI Greek- Tape 01 - Volume 01 - Lesson 01-02

DLI Greek- Tape 02 - Volume 01 - Lesson 03-04

DLI Greek- Tape 03 - Volume 01 - Lesson 05-06

DLI Greek- Tape 04 - Volume 01 - Lesson 07-08

DLI Greek- Tape 05 - Volume 02 - Lesson 09-10

DLI Greek- Tape 06 - Volume 02 - Lesson 11-12

DLI Greek- Tape 07 - Volume 02 - Lesson 13

DLI Greek- Tape 08 - Volume 02 - Lesson 14

DLI Greek- Tape 09 - Volume 02 - Lesson 15

DLI Greek- Tape 10 - Volume 02 - Lesson 16

DLI Greek- Tape 11 - Volume 03 - Lesson 17

DLI Greek- Tape 12 - Volume 03 - Lesson 18

DLI Greek- Tape 13 - Volume 03 - Lesson 19

DLI Greek- Tape 14 - Volume 03 - Lesson 20

DLI Greek- Tape 15 - Volume 03 - Lesson 21

DLI Greek- Tape 16 - Volume 03 - Lesson 22-23

DLI Greek- Tape 17 - Volume 04 - Lesson 24-25

DLI Greek- Tape 18 - Volume 04 - Lesson 26-27

DLI Greek- Tape 19 - Volume 04 - Lesson 28-29

DLI Greek- Tape 20 - Volume 04 - Lesson 30-31

DLI Greek- Tape 21 - Volume 04 - Lesson 28-29

DLI Greek- Tape 22 - Volume 05 - Lesson 33-34

DLI Greek- Tape 23 - Volume 05 - Lesson 35-36

DLI Greek- Tape 24 - Volume 05 - Lesson 37-38

DLI Greek- Tape 25 - Volume 05 - Lesson 39-40

DLI Greek- Tape 26 - Volume 06 - Lesson 41-42

DLI Greek- Tape 27 - Volume 06 - Lesson 43-44

DLI Greek- Tape 28 - Volume 06 - Lesson 45-46

DLI Greek- Tape 29 - Volume 07 - Lesson 47-48

DLI Greek- Tape 30 - Volume 07 - Lesson 49-50

DLI Greek- Tape 31 - Volume 07 - Lesson 51-52

DLI Greek- Tape 32 - Volume 07 - Lesson 53-54

DLI Greek- Tape 33 - Volume 07 - Lesson 55-56

DLI Greek- Tape 34 - Volume 07 - Lesson 57-58

DLI Greek- Tape 35 - Volume 07 - Lesson 59-60

Defense Language Institute Greek  - Image During the first several lessno of your Greek Language Course, pay no attention to the pages of the corresponding lessons which are printed in the Greek alphabet. Use only your ear (with recordings, or the instructor's voice), the English translation, and the accompanying cartoons. The Greek alphabet, along with carefully worked out reading exercises, will be introduced to you grad-ually, you will practice a little every day, and you will have no difficulty in acquiring the ability to read Greek in a very short while.

The following are the materials issued to you in connection with the early phase of your work. a. A book containing all the printed materials you will need. b. A set of phonograph records and audio recordings containing the dialogues and oral drills. These recordings are the most important part of each lesson.

A language is first of all an infinite series of vocal noises. To understand it well, you have to learn to distinguish from all those noises the same patterns distinguished by the native, and you have to learn to do it easily without keeping your mind on it. The best way to acquire that ease and speed in hearing the sounds accurately is to learn to reproduce them accurately. Your main job here is to reach the point where you can carry on a conversation in Greek in such a way that a native Greek can follow what you're saying, without being distracted by the qbeer way in which you say it. The primary purpose of these lessons is to give you wide and realistic practice material for learning the pronunciation of all the sounds and combinations of sounds that occur in the Greek language.

Another purpose of these lessons is to give you the most useful practice possible in Greek word patterns by providing you with these patterns and then actually making you handle them, change them, and make them work, just as if you were pushing and pulling and manipulating the parts of a machine. The hardest part of your Greek course is the first four weeks. If you spend enough time and effort on these lessons, if you learn everything in them thoroughly, you'll have an enormous advantage through-out the remainder of the course.

Greek is an independent branch of the Indo-European family of languages, native to the southern Balkans, the Aegean Islands, western Asia Minor, southern Italy and Cyprus. It has the longest documented history of any Indo-European language, spanning 34 centuries of written records. Its writing system has been the Greek alphabet for the majority of its history; other systems, such as Linear B and the Cypriot syllabary, were used previously. The alphabet arose from the Phoenician script and was in turn the basis of the Coptic, Cyrillic, Gothic, Latin and many other writing systems.

Greek is spoken in: Greece

Greek is also called: Ellinika, Graecae, Grec, Greco, Neo-Hellenic, Romaic

Back To DLI Greek Courses