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Intro

Chigusa: Listeners, what's your reason for learning language?
Peter: Is it a personal goal? A hobby?
Chigusa: Or do you have dreams of moving to a country where it’s spoken?
Chigusa: Welcome to an episode of Innovative Language Sunday News! I'm Chigusa and I'll be hosting today's Sunday News with my co-host, the founder of InnovativeLanguage.com... Peter Galante!
Peter: Hi everyone! Peter here!
Chigusa: In this Sunday News, you’ll learn why your reason is crucial for motivation...
Peter: ...and for your success in language learning...
Chigusa: You’ll learn the top 10 reasons for learning a language...
Peter: ...from experienced language learners just like you.
Chigusa: ...and you’ll get free PDF cheatsheets based on common reasons for learning.
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Peter: Listeners, what's your number one reason for learning a language?
Chigusa: Is it a personal goal? A hobby?
Peter: Whatever your reason is, whether big or small, listeners... knowing it...
Chigusa: ...or knowing your “why,” is crucial for success and motivation.
Peter: We’ll get into this and the top 10 reasons in just a second.
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Peter: Alright, so why is your reason so important for motivation?
Chigusa: Peter, wouldn’t you say that reasons are tied in with goals?
Peter: That’s right, Chigusa. Listeners, more often than not, your “why” is directly related to your goal...
Chigusa: Like... “I want to live in the country where the language is spoken.”
Peter: ...or “I want to understand the culture, movies, and music.”
Chigusa: But sometimes, it can also be something simple like... “I’m just interested in it.”
Peter: Exactly, but regardless of your reason, by knowing it and writing it down...
Chigusa: ...you’ll be able to maintain your motivation and keep going. Is that what you do, Peter?
Peter: You got it, Chigusa. Right now, I’m learning French, and I keep my reasons and goals written down, sitting in front of me, so I can always remind myself.
Chigusa: And does that really work for you?
Peter: Definitely. I personally prefer write down “to-do” lists in a notebook. Meetings I have to go to. Emails I have to send. And my language goals are in there too. Simply putting your goals down on paper probably increases your chance of success by 90% Chigusa, 90%...
Chigusa: Wow.... and reviewing the goals keeps you focused on them, right?
Peter: Exactly. Because I write it down and review it, I think about it more. And thoughts lead to action, so I end up studying almost daily.
Chigusa: I see! So listeners, what’s your reason for learning?
Peter: And if you’re interested in what other language learners are saying...
Chigusa: We’ve asked... and here are the Top 10 Reasons for Learning a Language.
Peter: Number One: I love the culture and the people who speak the language.
Chigusa: This is a popular answer, especially amongst our Japanese and Korean learners.
Peter: Number Two: I want to understand my favorite songs, movies, and TV shows. Also a very popular reason!
Chigusa: That’s right. And listeners – songs, movies, and shows are great ways to immerse yourself in the language!
Peter: If you’re spending your time learning AND also immersing yourself, you’re guaranteed to learn faster.
Chigusa: Number Three: It's a beautiful language.
Peter: You know, sometimes, an answer as simple as that is good enough.
Chigusa: Yeah, it means you have a genuine interest in the language itself.
Peter: Number Four: My family comes from a place where the language is spoken.
Chigusa: The fifth one is similar: I want to speak to my partner's family in their language.
Peter: I can definitely relate. I learned Chinese to be able to speak with my wife’s family.
Chigusa: Oh, that’s nice. The sixth one is also in line with these: I am learning the language to impress someone.
Peter: Listeners, are you learning a language to impress or talk to someone special?
Chigusa: Definitely a powerful motivator.
Peter: Agreed, Chigusa. That was one of my reasons once too! The seventh one is... Ah, this one, you should say...
Chigusa: Yes, yes, yes, please let me say it! I love traveling!
Peter: Number Eight: I live... or... want to live in a country that speaks the language. This one is also very powerful and why I mastered Japanese.
Chigusa: Number Nine: I just love learning languages!
Peter: What’s great about this is...if you’ve learned one language... some say, it’s EASIER to learn another.
Chigusa: Because you learn HOW to learn a language, right?
Peter: Exactly, Chigusa. If you learn one, you develop the habits and know-how to master another.
Chigusa: And the last one, Number Ten: I want to open my mind and become more international.
Peter: So, Chigusa, I think most people learn for love, for family, for traveling ...
Chigusa:...or for self improvement!
Peter: Listeners, what are your reasons? Leave us a comment right now.
Chigusa: And be sure to get the free PDF Language Cheat sheets for love, family, traveling and much more...
Peter: ...in the comments section.
Chigusa: And remember....
Peter: If you want to get a Pretty Big Deal on our complete language learning program...
Chigusa: ...Here’s your last chance to Get 31% OFF Premium or Premium PLUS....
Peter: That’s as low as $6.90 a month or just $0.23 cents a day.
Chigusa: Unlock unlimited access to our language learning program right now...
Peter: ...and start speaking from your very first lesson.
Chigusa: You get... instant access to hundreds of audio and video lessons by real teachers.
Peter: You master complete conversations fast with our study tools...
Chigusa: You can learn anywhere, anytime with the App...
Peter: And we take you from Absolute Beginner to all the way up to Advanced
Chigusa: And with Premium PLUS, you also get your very own teacher...
Peter: ...1-on-1 attention, and a personalized learning program.
Chigusa: If you’re on the site...
Peter: ... click the link in the comments section to see everything that you get..
Chigusa: Get 31% OFF Premium or Premium PLUS until May 29th, 2018.

Outro

Chigusa: Okay, well that’s going to do it for this edition of InnovativeLanguage.com Sunday News!*
Peter: Bye everyone!*
Chigusa: Thanks for listening, and we’ll see you all next time.*

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Hi Sharon,


Thank you for sharing with us your reason to learn Greek.


Koine Greek is as close to Modern Greek as Middle English is to Modern English. Here's a sample of a text in Middle English for you to check out:

https://www.arts.gla.ac.uk/stella/readings/Middle/PROLOGUE.HTM


There are significant differences that make even native Greek speakers require a translation to fully understand texts in Koine Greek, although for many words we can guess the meaning. So for a non-native guessing and understanding meanings is going to be much, much more difficult.


If you need to study the Bible in Greek, I recommend you do a course of Koine Greek specifically or a course of Ancient Greek. Some universities offer such courses.


I hope my comment does not disappoint you! My intention is only to help you make an informed decision about your Greek language learning.


Let me know if you have any questions.


Kind regards,


Stefania

Team GreekPod101.com

Sharon
Thursday at 11:47 AM
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I want to learn Koine Greek for Bible study. I understand it is close to modern Greek.