Helen Dumas
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Helen Dumas

Helen D.

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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Welcome to SPEAK GREEK NOW — the most effective online Greek language learning system. This program is designed to make learning Greek simple, practical, fast, fun, and affordable. You will be amazed at how quickly you will learn how to speak Greek!

My unique teaching method is the result of 30 years of research, field-testing, and professional development. Online instruction can help you pull all the pieces together so that you can master the Greek language in record time. Many programs make languages — especially Greek — difficult to grasp. Their programs focus on all the wrong things - words without context, rules of grammar that you barely understand in English, and drills that don't make any sense.

This program is perfect for anyone interested in fully learning the Greek language!

The goal of investing in Speak Greek Now is for you to learn how to speak Greek with others effortlessly. There's no better way to do that than to have online tutoring so you can master your lessons and the language - and start speaking Greek just like someone who was born in Athens.

The best part? You don't ever have to leave the comfort of your own home! It is the best of all possible worlds. You can schedule thirty, sixty, or ninety minute lessons from anywhere in the world at your convenience.

I have devoted my entire career to making learning Conversational Greek both easy and fun. I love my students! I am patient, creative, kind, and I customize each lesson to the wishes and needs of my students - and they always look forward to our next lesson. I am well-organized and well-prepared and will always send along an outline of your personalized lesson plan for you to review in advance of our lesson. I teach adults and children alike but with my internationally recognized curriculum. I make learning Greek as effortless for an adult as it would be for a child immersed in a Greek environment!

As you learn the language, I will also introduce fascinating insights into Greek culture and tradition and how they relate to the Greek language. Mastering a new language can transform your life, and I love watching the new opportunities that manifest for my students in their personal and professional lives as we work together.

I am looking forward to meeting you and having our first lesson together. Get ready for your own journey of discovery and adventure!

About Helen D.

Helen is an internationally recognized authority in the art and science of teaching Greek as a second language. She served as the Director of Greek Education and Culture for the Western United States for 25 years.

Helen, a Greek native, came to the United States as a child, so she understands the challenge of learning a new language first hand. She has been recognized and honored by the Government of Greece three individual times for her 30 years of invaluable contributions toward the preservation and perpetuation of the Greek language, heritage and the Hellenic ideals in the United States of America. She was specially cited as a premier Greek educator in the United States- having mastered the art of teaching Greek as a second language most effectively - and in the shortest period of time!

In addition, Helen was awarded the Medal of St. Paul - the highest honor that can be bestowed upon a lay member of the Greek Orthodox Church - for her contributions to Greek language education in the United States for 30 years. She was the Director of Greek Language and Education for children and adults for St. Sophia Cathedral in Los Angeles for fifteen years.

Helen is a graduate of UCLA with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English Literature and Speech, and, she is a UCLA-credentialed teacher. She was nationally awarded “Teacher of the Year ” by the Freedoms Foundation at Valley Forge twice – for teaching English Literature and World History in the most unique and original way, at both the high school and junior college levels.

Helen's unique teaching method gets students maximum results in the shortest period of time is the result of 30 years of research, field-testing, and curriculum development.

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Ed ..
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Helen is a great teacher with patience and understanding
I am learning some lines of the Illiad in modern Greek

Posted Sep 26, 2020
Samantha S.
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Helen is a talented, passionate, and EXCELLENT language teacher. It's a gift to take lessons with her, and her love for both teaching and her students shines through in each lesson. We cannot speak highly enough about her as an instructor and person. She helps you to BELIEVE in yourself as a student on your journey of learning a new language. If you're on the fence about learning Greek, take the leap and go for it with Helen!

Posted Sep 18, 2020
Anthony
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Helen is the most passionate, articulate, and empathetic Greek teacher I have ever encountered. Attempting to learn the Greek language at first was rather daunting, but Helen made me feel at ease immediately. She is filled with an abundance of exuberance and charisma. Helen never overwhelms or intimidates me and cheers me on each little step I take towards mastering the Greek language. She really is a life coach and Greek teacher in one! I recommend purchasing lessons with Helen for one hour or longer because that has been the most effective for me because she has the time to explain the context behind the things I am learning. The bottom line is that if you want the most effective Greek teacher who is also your friend and escape during the week, do not hesitate in booking lessons with Helen.

Posted Aug 26, 2020
Laura
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I had the luck to find Helen Dumas while looking for a Greek teacher in LA, after a life changing trip to Greece. I was so in love with Greece and it’s people that I was dedicated learn. With Helen, it was personal and deeply rooted in Greek Culture. She sent me her very well organized book and CD, which I still use. My next trip to Greece was even more profound because thanks to Helen I could converse and find my way through Athens and the Greek Islands alone. Helen also taught me that you are never alone in Greece. She gave me the tools to express myself well, which in turn opened me up to the magic of Greece. Even to this day, many many years later I still continue to study with Helen although we are many miles apart. Helen Dumas is not only completely professional, but she is intuitive and alters lessons to what she believes will best serve you to have the highest experience possible in your connection to Greece. Her tools are a very well oiled machine, and as an artist creates she is able to improvise to suit your needs. You must experience her gifts, kindest and experience of Greece and all of its offerings.

Posted Jul 9, 2020

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