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How to add the Greek alphabet to your keyboard.

Here is a very helpful article from DuoLingo:

I hope to start filming the recording of the Greek class in October.  Meanwhile, join DuoLingo, jump into the Greek class and start practicing pronunciation. You will need to know how to type in Greek. Follow the instructions given by DuoLingo below:

HOW TO ADD THE GREEK ALPHABET TO YOUR KEYBOARD Here are some links to easily convert your keyboard to enable you to use both Latin and Greek characters as you need. We have found these easy to install and simple to use. If you have any other links please share them with the community.

For Windows

https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/17424/windows-change-keyboard-layout

https://www.conversationexchange.com/resources/keyboard-language.php?lg=en

For Mac

http://www.wikihow.com/Change-the-Keyboard-Language-of-a-Mac

AND the Forums: >https://www.duolingo.com/topic/936

Greek is finally up!

The last time I checked, DuoLingo was not planning to release Greek until October 1.  (I have been waiting since March.)

Yesterday, I randomly decided to check.  To my surprise, there it was, ready to go.  Already there are about 20,000 learners!  Yes!

This morning, I set up a Greek class on DuoLingo.  If you are interested, there are a couple of ways to join my class.

You can sign up using this link:

https://www.duolingo.com/o/pdhxqm

Or, you can log into DuoLingo and then use this classroom code:

PDHXQM

Let me know if you have any trouble!

Dwane

 

Docendo discimus.

One of the fastest ways to learn anything is to teach what you want to learn.

There is an old Roman proverb, docendo discimus.   It means, “We learn by teaching.”

I live by this motto.

When I decided to learn Latin, I volunteered to teach Latin.

When I decided to learn Greek, I volunteered to teach Greek.

I think it works for a couple of reasons.  First, it is embarrassing to stand in front of a group with nothing to say.  This alone will motivate you to learn.  Fast.

Second, I think it is a good idea to grade the work of your students.  When you start grading the work of less motivated students, you are going to find mistakes.  You are going to find many mistakes.  By paying close attention to the mistakes of your students, you will learn.  You will learn the mistakes to avoid.  You will learn the common mistakes.  You will learn accuracy in your subject.

I have graded hundreds of pages of Latin responses.  It is easy to spot mistakes in Latin.

In Greek, I am not so good.  I need more practice.  I need to grade more.

My Greek students have the highest drop-out rate.  Greek is hard.  Some people think Latin is hard.  But, that is only because they have not tackled Greek.

Since I changed my site to a subscription site, several people have joined the Greek class.

There are two subscription levels.  You can subscribe with personal grading and without personal grading.

I am going to dump this distinction for my Greek classes.

If you are subscribed, and if you decide to tackle Greek, feel free to send your Greek homework to me.  I will check it.  I will grade it.

I need the practice.

For the last decade or so (longer actually), I have dedicated my time to the mastery of Latin.  For the next decade, or so, I am dedicating my time to the study of Greek.  By the time I turn 50 years old, I want to be fluent.  I am moving to Greece part time to make this happen.  But, I could use your help as well.

If you decide to join the Greek class, feel free to send me your homework.  I need to grade it.  Your work makes me better at Greek.