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30. Learning Modern Greek

This inaugural episode of the Byzantine & Modern Greek Studies Podcast from Queens College (CUNY) features Professor Gerasimus Katsan, director of the College’s Center for Byzantine and Modern Greek Studies, and its assistant director, Professor Maria Athanasopoulou. They speak in both English and Greek with John Metaxas about the Modern Greek language, what it takes to learn it, how students are different today, and how teaching Modern Greek is different today from the time of the Katharevousa, the conservative form of the language taught until the 1970s. They also offer information on Queens College’s senior auditing program, which allows senior citizens to sit in on classes, including online classes.

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