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Free Samples of Modern Greek Language Books Posted by on Mar 12, 2014 in Uncategorized



Learning a foreign language is not easy. Sometimes learners tend to buy loads of books in their attempt to master the new language as quickly as possible. However, instead of learning the language they often overload the shelves of their bookcase with books that they will never read.

There’s nothing wrong with buying books and usually learners who buy books are highly motivated and engaged in the learning process. The problem is that sometimes they buy books based on the reviews or on the book description but when they get their copy they realize that this book is not the right one for them. Some authors and publishing houses provide readers with free samples. Below, there’s a list of Modern Greek Language books suitable  for learners of all levels, accompanied by free samples.

For more information on the six levels of language learners according to the Common European Framework and for the equivalence with North American Standards click here:

For proficient users

1. Καλειδοσκόπιο, Επίπεδο Γ1, Ιφιγένεια Γεωργιάδου (εκδόσεις Ακακία και ΚΕΝΤΡΟ ΕΛΛΗΝΙΚΟΥ ΠΟΛΙΤΙΣΜΟΥ)  (Kaleidoskopio, C1 level by Ifigenia Georgiadou, the HELLENIC CULTURE CENTRE and AKAKIA editions)

2. Καλειδοσκόπιο, Επίπεδο Γ2 (C2 level). It’s probably the only book for C2 level students available.

These series present aspects of the Greek society and are suitable for demanding students of higher levels who want to sit Certification exams or to get a picture of the Greek reality by stydying authentic texts.

You can download free samples here:

For beggining / intermediate students

1. Φύγαμε για ελληνικά, Μαρίνα Μπράιλα, Κωνσταντίνος Οικονόμου, Δώρα Στοϊμενίδου, εκδόσεις Οσελότος (Figame gia ellinika, Marina Braila, Konsantinos Economou, Dora Stoimenidou, ocelotos editions, Off we go to learn Greek!) is suitable to intermediate students who want to practice their reading and listening comprehension.

More information about the book and free sample:

2. Κλικ στα ελληνικά επίπεδα Α1 και Α2, Μ. Καρακύργιου, Β. Παναγιωτίδου, Κέντρο Ελληνικής Γλώσσας (Klik sta ellinika A1 and A2 levels, M. Karakirgiou, V. Panayiotidou, Centre for the Greek Language)

Suitable for teenagers and adults who have no prior knowledge of the Greek language and who wish to sit Certicifation exams or to develop their communicative competence in Modern Greek.

Click here for a free sample:

3. On the website of the School of Modern Greek Language of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki you can find free samples to all the textbooks. Just click on “read more” and then on “sample”.

4. Series Ελληνικά Τώρα  ΔΗΜΗΤΡΑ ΔΗΜΗΤΡΑ, ΜΑΡΙΝΕΤΑ ΠΑΠΑΧΕΙΜΩΝΑ (Ellinika Tora 1+1, Greek Now 1+1, Dimitra Dimitra and Marineta Papachimona) Nostos editions)

Textbooks for A1 and A2 level students.

Textbooks for B1 and B2 level students.

5. Ελληνικά Α’, Παυλοπούλου Αγλαΐα, Σιμόπουλος Γιώργος, Κανελλοπούλου Ρίτα, Παθιάκη Ειρήνη, εκδόσεις Πατάκης (Ellinika A, Pavlopoulou Aglaia, Simopoulos Giorgos, Kanellopoulou Rita, Pathiaki Eirini, Patakis editions)

6. Ελληνικά Β’, Σιμόπουλος Γιώργος, Τουρλής Γιώργος, Παθιάκη Ειρήνη (Ellinika B, Simopoulos Giorgos, Tourlis Giorgos, Pathiaki Eirini)

7. Επικοινωνήστε Ελληνικά, Κλεάνθης Αρβανιτάκης, Φρόσω Αρβανιτάκη, εκδόσεις Δέλτος (Epikinoniste Ellinika, Communivcate in Greek series, Kleanthis Arvanitakis, Froso Arvanitaki, Deltos editions)

Free samples of the series here;


Καλό διάβασμα!  (Kalo diavasma, enjoy studying!)





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About the Author: Ourania

Ourania lives in Athens. She holds a degree in French Literature and a Master’s degree in Special Education for Children. Since 2008, she has been teaching Greek to foreigners.


  1. Andrada:

    Ευχαριστώ πολύ, Ουρανια!
    Είναι πολύ χρήσιμος.

    Καλό μεσημέρι 🙂

    • Ourania:

      @Andrada Παρακαλώ 🙂