Markos wrote:daivid:Polis by Christophe Rico
Available in French, German and Italian but not English.
It is strange that an English version has not yet appeared. Can we take this to mean that Europeans are more supportive of Living Language Methods than Americans and Canadians and Australians, not to mention Brits? On the other hand, I've heard that a second edition, with new material, is forthcoming, and this will be available in English.
I suspect it is simply that he lacks a translator. He certainly runs classes in America but judging by youtube his classes are entirely in Greek (using techniques I remember from my TEFL course) so no translation is needed even for beginners.
Your are correct that intermediate Greek learners don't need an English translation anyway, since the whole idea is to stick to the target language.
What, Daivid, do you think of the book so far?
The main readings are excellent. The second lesson allows you to really imagine that you really are listening in on a class run by a teacher who is losing control and Rico's despairing εγω ὑπαγω at the end means that I am not likely to forget its meaning as "retire" (ie in this case "I'm retiring"). For the exercises he trys a lot of different things which I really don't like in exercises because I find myself floundering unclear as to what is expected of me.