Immersion Strategies for Learning Greek

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It’s true that it is somewhat easier to learn a language while in the country. It’s no exception when it comes to learning Greek! However, this doesn’t mean that it is impossible to learn while living somewhere else. There are some things that you can do to create an immersive experience no matter where you live. Here’s some advice:

Get a Teacher

Each person certainly has the ability to learn a language on their own. However, choosing to undergo this process alone makes immersion much more challenging. Instead of trying to get through everything by yourself, invest in a language teacher. Teachers help keep you focused, hold you accountable, and raise your confidence as you make your way through your language learning journey. They can also help make your time with the language more efficient, which means that when you immerse yourself in Greek, you’ll be sure that you have it right.

Practice Writing

Writing is a lost art, especially when it comes to learning a language like Greek. In your attempts to practice your new language on a regular basis, be sure to make writing a part of this process. Research shows that when you write down your thoughts, you’ll automatically see an improvement to your mood and a boost in your abilities to memorize new words and concepts, all of which are very important to immersion.

Develop the Mindset

There’s nothing more powerful than the mindset of someone who is not only determined to accomplish the goal, but one who is starting to think like a Greek person. With the right immersive mindset, you can learn to be fluent in a new language. To start, you should develop a “no English” mindset that will force you to only communicate in the new language. As you get used to this way of life, you should ultimately begin to think in the language as well.

Use Greek in Daily Life

Another way to improve how quickly you learn a language is to use  Greek in your everyday life. Even if you practice a total of an hour or two each day, as long as you use the language frequently, you’ll keep improving. As you go throughout the day, make a point of writing, speaking, listening to, and reading the language.

It is possible to adopt an immersion mindset while learning Greek even if you don’t live in Greece!


The Learn Greek section on GreekBoston.com was written by Greeks to help people understand the conversational basics of the Greek language. This article is not a substitute for a professional Greek learning program, but a helpful resource for people wanting to learn simple communication in Greek.

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