Textkit Logo

Skype?

Here's where you can discuss all things Ancient Greek. Use this board to ask questions about grammar, discuss learning strategies, get translation help and more!

Skype?

Postby uberdwayne » Wed Dec 04, 2013 12:13 pm

Would anybody be interested to skype? I think it would be a great way to gain some measure of fluency as well as a common vocabulary.

τι νομιζετε;
μείζων ἐστὶν ὁ ἐν ὑμῖν ἢ ὁ ἐν τῷ κόσμῳ
uberdwayne
Textkit Fan
 
Posts: 226
Joined: Sun Oct 10, 2010 3:29 am
Location: Ontario, Canada

Re: Skype?

Postby Vladimir » Wed Dec 04, 2013 1:02 pm

Πῶς γὰρ οὔ; :)
Vladimir
Textkit Neophyte
 
Posts: 79
Joined: Sat Nov 02, 2013 6:44 pm
Location: Epinay sous Sénart, France

Re: Skype?

Postby Helikwps » Thu Dec 19, 2013 3:06 am

Ditto! Or better yet one of those newfangled meeting apps. I'll even groom!
User avatar
Helikwps
Textkit Neophyte
 
Posts: 68
Joined: Wed Aug 03, 2011 5:37 am

Re: Skype?

Postby jaihare » Thu Dec 19, 2013 1:34 pm

Did anything come out of this? Who knows Greek better so that they can offer correction and direct with questions? My conversational Greek is nearly nil.
Jason Hare
jaihare@gmail.com

τοὺς θεοὺς εὔχομαί σοι διδόναι ὑγίειαν καὶ σωτηρίαν καὶ ἀγαθὰ πολλά.
User avatar
jaihare
Textkit Enthusiast
 
Posts: 528
Joined: Mon Oct 22, 2007 2:47 am
Location: Israel

Re: Skype?

Postby uberdwayne » Thu Dec 19, 2013 11:03 pm

Hey all,

I'm still interested, sorry I havn't followed up in a while.... I'm in EST time (-5:00GMT) if interested send me a PM for relevant information.

Or better yet one of those newfangled meeting apps. I'll even groom!


This is a great Idea, its just a matter of agreeing to a time!
μείζων ἐστὶν ὁ ἐν ὑμῖν ἢ ὁ ἐν τῷ κόσμῳ
uberdwayne
Textkit Fan
 
Posts: 226
Joined: Sun Oct 10, 2010 3:29 am
Location: Ontario, Canada

Re: Skype?

Postby jaihare » Fri Dec 20, 2013 2:11 pm

Helikwps wrote:Ditto! Or better yet one of those newfangled meeting apps. I'll even groom!


What apps are those? I have Windows RT on my tablet, so I'm limited on what I can install.
Jason Hare
jaihare@gmail.com

τοὺς θεοὺς εὔχομαί σοι διδόναι ὑγίειαν καὶ σωτηρίαν καὶ ἀγαθὰ πολλά.
User avatar
jaihare
Textkit Enthusiast
 
Posts: 528
Joined: Mon Oct 22, 2007 2:47 am
Location: Israel

Re: Skype?

Postby Helikwps » Sat Dec 21, 2013 7:36 am

jaihare wrote:
Helikwps wrote:Ditto! Or better yet one of those newfangled meeting apps. I'll even groom!


What apps are those? I have Windows RT on my tablet, so I'm limited on what I can install.


I recently visited someone who was taking a class with five other students and a prof over the net, where video of each person was tiled on everyone's screen in a kind of virtual classroom. Not sure whether it was an app or a meeting website. This is probably familiar to many of you but it was completely new and amazing to me.
User avatar
Helikwps
Textkit Neophyte
 
Posts: 68
Joined: Wed Aug 03, 2011 5:37 am

Re: Skype?

Postby jaihare » Sat Dec 21, 2013 11:10 am

Helikwps wrote:
jaihare wrote:
Helikwps wrote:Ditto! Or better yet one of those newfangled meeting apps. I'll even groom!


What apps are those? I have Windows RT on my tablet, so I'm limited on what I can install.


I recently visited someone who was taking a class with five other students and a prof over the net, where video of each person was tiled on everyone's screen in a kind of virtual classroom. Not sure whether it was an app or a meeting website. This is probably familiar to many of you but it was completely new and amazing to me.


You can do that with Skype, so long as one of the participants in the conversation has Skype Premium.
Jason Hare
jaihare@gmail.com

τοὺς θεοὺς εὔχομαί σοι διδόναι ὑγίειαν καὶ σωτηρίαν καὶ ἀγαθὰ πολλά.
User avatar
jaihare
Textkit Enthusiast
 
Posts: 528
Joined: Mon Oct 22, 2007 2:47 am
Location: Israel

Re: Skype?

Postby uberdwayne » Sat Dec 21, 2013 3:04 pm

Back in my video game days I used teamspeak to connect to a group of people. As far as I know there's no video but we can connect a large number of people to a virtual conference room. My computer is very powerful, I could run the server from here.

***EDIT***
I took a quick look at the website and it looks like its available on Android, Iphone, Linux, Mac and Windows.
μείζων ἐστὶν ὁ ἐν ὑμῖν ἢ ὁ ἐν τῷ κόσμῳ
uberdwayne
Textkit Fan
 
Posts: 226
Joined: Sun Oct 10, 2010 3:29 am
Location: Ontario, Canada

Re: Skype?

Postby jaihare » Sat Dec 21, 2013 9:36 pm

uberdwayne wrote:Back in my video game days I used teamspeak to connect to a group of people. As far as I know there's no video but we can connect a large number of people to a virtual conference room. My computer is very powerful, I could run the server from here.

***EDIT***
I took a quick look at the website and it looks like its available on Android, Iphone, Linux, Mac and Windows.


There is no application for my tablet (Windows RT). I think Skype would be better.
Jason Hare
jaihare@gmail.com

τοὺς θεοὺς εὔχομαί σοι διδόναι ὑγίειαν καὶ σωτηρίαν καὶ ἀγαθὰ πολλά.
User avatar
jaihare
Textkit Enthusiast
 
Posts: 528
Joined: Mon Oct 22, 2007 2:47 am
Location: Israel

Re: Skype?

Postby Helikwps » Sat Dec 21, 2013 11:30 pm

uberdwayne wrote:***EDIT***
I took a quick look at the website and it looks like its available on Android, Iphone, Linux, Mac and Windows.


iPhone and iPad here -- Skype sounds workable and I could really see this turning into something.

Btw has anyone here ever participated in language tutorial exclusively by Skype/FaceTime, or known someone who has (either as tutor or student)? I'm hoping to get some sort of guided reading in Attic Greek going for my kid next year and I want to know if Skype with a tutor would really be the boon I'd hope it would be. Replies greatly appreciated. Best,
Tim
User avatar
Helikwps
Textkit Neophyte
 
Posts: 68
Joined: Wed Aug 03, 2011 5:37 am

Re: Skype?

Postby uberdwayne » Sun Dec 22, 2013 11:50 pm

Btw has anyone here ever participated in language tutorial exclusively by Skype/FaceTime, or known someone who has (either as tutor or student)? I'm hoping to get some sort of guided reading in Attic Greek going for my kid next year and I want to know if Skype with a tutor would really be the boon I'd hope it would be. Replies greatly appreciated. Best,
Tim


Hi Tim,

I've never taken any language courses online, so I couldn't tell you anything about it. I'm sure it would be helpful, but I can't say if it would be better over have an instructor there physically.

Moving on, It looks like skype is the way to go! So, next question: Does anyone have Skype "Premium" so we could host a "video conference"? Then we need to determine a time we could all meet. You guys wanna throw out your time zones so we can figure out what works best? I'm GMT -5 hours.
μείζων ἐστὶν ὁ ἐν ὑμῖν ἢ ὁ ἐν τῷ κόσμῳ
uberdwayne
Textkit Fan
 
Posts: 226
Joined: Sun Oct 10, 2010 3:29 am
Location: Ontario, Canada

Re: Skype?

Postby Helikwps » Mon Dec 23, 2013 4:43 am

Thanks much uberdwayne and I'm at Pacific standard time here, though I can schedule around UK hours. Sorry to say no premium Skype though.
User avatar
Helikwps
Textkit Neophyte
 
Posts: 68
Joined: Wed Aug 03, 2011 5:37 am

Re: Skype?

Postby jaihare » Tue Dec 24, 2013 6:47 am

I'm in Israel - GMT + 2 hours.
Jason Hare
jaihare@gmail.com

τοὺς θεοὺς εὔχομαί σοι διδόναι ὑγίειαν καὶ σωτηρίαν καὶ ἀγαθὰ πολλά.
User avatar
jaihare
Textkit Enthusiast
 
Posts: 528
Joined: Mon Oct 22, 2007 2:47 am
Location: Israel

Re: Skype?

Postby Helikwps » Tue Jan 07, 2014 3:42 am

Btw I'd been a follower of Concordia Seminary's Greek Club podcasts for years, where seminarians met every Wednesday to go over sequential passages of NT Koine (all still available on iTunes). My hunch is something similar will eventually crop up for Attic & Epic online when a critical mass of interest is reached.
User avatar
Helikwps
Textkit Neophyte
 
Posts: 68
Joined: Wed Aug 03, 2011 5:37 am


Return to Learning Greek

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 46 guests