I Hear You. (Literally!)

And Then I Share With You My Feedback.


You might not have many people to speak Greek with.

You might not want to commit to a regular, live class.

Or you might be asking yourself during your self-study:

Is what I just said correct or not?


Greek Recorder Is:

a focused speaking & feedback program that helps you with your speaking, when

your goal is to make conversations with locals in Greece about topics that interest you.


This Means That You Learn With:

 
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FOCUSED VOCABULARY

 

3 WEEKLY RECORDINGS

 

MEANINGFUL FEEDBACK

 

“Recordings?”

“Why use recordings for speaking?” Curious to know if they actually work?

Here’s what Richard says about using recordings for his speaking practice:

In the past I have found it a problem speaking much Greek when in Greece because most people I meet speak better English than I speak Greek! Also, although getting understood is not too difficult, but they will not correct your mistakes. I have found making recordings is very good practice and having them corrected is very valuable.
— Richard Buswell

 
 

Here’s A Real Life Scenario:

When you’re beyond the early Beginner level,

… and you’ve covered the basics

… and now your focus is speaking Greek with locals,

you might find yourself thinking:

Beginner level materials are too easy.

Authentic resources are still too difficult for consistent practice. So what’s next?

The answer to this is usually:

More lessons with a tutor. More studying. More signing up for year-long conversation classes.

Which often results to:

More time and money spent asking questions and figuring out grammar instead of

speaking meaningfully during but also outside your class.

More overwhelm because you spend so much time learning with little reward

(meaning: speak with actual people!), then you feel that this process is taking you forever.

More role-plays and dialogues that might look like fun,

but they have little to offer you in real conversations with locals.


I Do Hear You.

Because I’m a life-long learner of languages myself.

Whenever speaking was my focus and immediate goal, I saw myself doing this instead:

  • spending more time in classrooms doing grammar or reading activities rather than speaking and learning about how to have real conversations with real people

  • reluctantly taking part in role plays (that I had little interest in) which put me on the spot and made me feel unexcited about learning

  • feeling more and more unmotivated, which then resulted in making me feel bad about myself: Maybe I was too shy or not a fast learner?


All I wanted was to speak … instead of having meaningful conversations in the language I was so in love with, instead of uttering the sounds that filled my heart with joy, I was losing time, money and motivation.


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I’m Danae Florou, the sun-loving Greek teacher “behind” Alpha Beta Greek. I’m passionate about speaking and connecting with people meaningfully when learning the language.

This is why I help you, the pre-Intermediate & Intermediate Greek language enthusiast and life-long lover of Greece & the Greek culture, to talk about things that matter to you.


Greek Recorder Is A Speaking & Feedback Service Where You:

  • speak with the help of recordings and keep practicing your spoken Greek

  • focus on one theme for the total duration of the service & learn the relevant, supporting vocabulary and phrases

  • receive meaningful feedback you can use right away

 
 
  • feel excited and happy about speaking more Greek, step by step, daily

  • enjoy your learning & become more motivated to talk about things that matter to you

  • become more confident about a real life speaking, identify where you need improvement and celebrate your victories!


It Is Not:

  • an online class or a conversation class

  • a program for Beginners

  • a program for learners who are not able to commit to daily, step by step work on their speaking


 
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How Does It Work?

There are 2 types of service:

 

Greek Recorder - 1 Week Option

Fee: $27

  • 1 pre-selected theme

  • 1 worksheet with 20 supporting words & phrases plus questions to help you get started

  • access to an online recorder

  • 3 recordings (15 minutes total)

  • audio & written feedback

  • support through email

Greek Recorder - 3 Weeks Option

Fee: $75

  • 3 pre-selected themes (you’ll choose one)

  • 3 worksheets with 60 supporting words & phrases plus questions to help you get started

  • access to an online recorder

  • 9 recordings (45 minutes total)

  • audio & written feedback
    PLUS:

  • a 15 minute live chat, at the end of the program

  • unlimited support through online chat (messages)

  • my Notes & Tips to help you with your speaking & further learning during and after the 3 weeks of our work together.

 

The Steps:

  1. After you book and pay for your spot, I send you the materials on the start date of the service. That is Wednesday for the 1 - Week option and Thursday for the 3 - Weeks option.

  2. You work on your materials (supporting vocabulary, phrases, questions) and record your speaking. You then send me your recordings.

  3. I give you my feedback in audio and written form. I add comments about structure, better/alternative word use, pronunciation and intonation. (I might add some fun etymology facts if you’re into that!)

  4. For the 3 - Weeks option ONLY: You choose your theme. You also have unlimited support through online private chat. I answer any questions about the theme you’re working on and give you additional resources.


Ready To Speak Some More Greek?

Greek recorder starts on Wednesdays and Thursdays every week. Book your spot below (limited spots):


Because:

When you crave to speak, connect and express yourself, your ideas and your opinion in spoken Greek,

why not… speak about all that?


I thought that this program would not deliver my expectations. I needed a program suited to my individual needs that would enable me to progress and keep me motivated.
I have more realistic expectations about my progress and sustained motivation. This was provided my your many hints and tips. The recordings are most useful. They enable me to : Compare and contrast my speaking with yours.
Revisit the recordings to improve and monitor my progress.
Identify words and phrases that I need to improve.
Your approach is the most useful tool I have had as yet.
— Ian Jamieson

Questions?

Still wondering if Greek Recorder would work for you?

Do you have any additional questions? Contact me here and let me know!


 
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