We were extremely excited to be a part of reviewing this product! The most Greek we knew was the word χιόνι (Snow) which is the name of one of our cats! Okay, so why did I name our white cat Snow, seems like a silly question, but why Greek? Well, that question is easy, I have been in love with everything Greek since I was a small child. I have passed this love down to my daughter as well! We are so blessed to live a stones-throw away (55 minute drive) from a lovely Greek community. One of our favorite pastimes is driving down there to enjoy a Greek dinner.
Kira was elated when her package arrived from Greek ‘n’ Stuff. The package contained the worktext book, the CD, the answer key and the flashcards, (which are in the worktext book) normally, the lesson is two letters per day at first, but as Kira is older, we did four letters per day. There is a quiz available on the Greek ‘n’ Stuff website to help you determine which level is best to start out with. As Kira knew virtually nothing, we opted for Hey, Andrew! Teach Me Some Greek! – Level 2.
The pace is easy to follow with one page a day. 30 lessons are included. There are wonderful flashcards which Kira had an absolute blast memorizing. This time, Kira decided to include her father in on the fun. It became an evening routine. Every night when he came home, before dinner Kira would hand him her flash cards and let him test her. I think he, too, was learning some Greek! Kira says the repetition of the cards helped her immensely.
Each lesson is clear and concise. Kira enjoyed herself immensely, learning a little more Greek each day!
There, thankfully, is a pronunciation CD. Although the book does provide a phonic spelling, I still recommend the CD.
Now, Kira loves learning, especially a new language. She has been studying Spanish for a few years now. Within as much, I knew she would not have an issue trying to learn another language. When I asked Kira about Hey, Andrew! Teach Me Some Greek! – Level 2 from Greek ‘n’ Stuff, she boasted how much easier this lesson was compared to her other language lessons. She touted that an actual text book as opposed to a strictly auditory lesson makes a world of difference.
Although Kira is certainly not ready for us to take that 55 minute drive and order her dinner completely in Greek just yet, she certainly is learning more Greek than I had ever imagined. The fact that her father has helped is also an extra big bonus for me!
I look forward to getting Hey, Andrew! Teach Me Some Greek! – Level 3 Set next.
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