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Self learning motivation for Greek

Postby Dimitri » Wed May 14, 2008 12:21 pm

For those individuals learning Greek on their own as a self-study program, what study techniques keep you motivated to study?

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Postby jk0592 » Wed May 14, 2008 10:16 pm

I started about one and a half years ago. I am struggling now with volume 2 of Athenaze.

When I get tired of studying grammar, verbs and vocabulary, I keep my motivation by reading Herodotus, and trying to gauge my progress.
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Postby vir litterarum » Wed May 14, 2008 11:37 pm

I would recommend a learning program that uses selections from ancient texts. As long as u are constantly referring to ancient authors as you teach yourself the language, you shouldn't become bored.
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Postby Amadeus » Thu May 15, 2008 12:06 am

I don't have any techniques for keeping myself motivated. What motivates me just happens... I can be struggling for days with one passage from Rouse's book and be ready to quit, but then one word finally makes sense and everything else becomes clearer. Ahhh, what a good feeling that is! Or else, I can finish a terribly difficult chapter without any good sensation, but then the next one proves to be a piece of cake. Ahhh, that's like paradise! :) Anywho, why don't you grab yourself an easy Greek reader and go over it once you finish a lesson you thought was particulary difficult: it will probably make your studies less boring.

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Postby Bert » Thu May 15, 2008 12:59 am

jk0592 wrote:I started about one and a half years ago. I am struggling now with volume 2 of Athenaze.

When I get tired of studying grammar, verbs and vocabulary, I keep my motivation by reading Herodotus, and trying to gauge my progress.

My experience is similar. When I get tired of memory work etc, I just read for a while. You still learn Greek, (better perhaps) but in a more enjoyable way.
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Postby Dimitri » Thu May 15, 2008 12:06 pm

Thank you for all of your wonderful responses!

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Postby Apollimagine » Thu May 15, 2008 4:50 pm

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