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greek_ggirl

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I would love to leverage my Greek speaking ability in the job market and see where my skills can be most valuable in the future. I am still in school now, so I am not looking for a job quite yet but I am just curious what everyone else's experience has been. Is Greek a useful language to know outside of Greece?
 

ellinasgolfer0320

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That's going to be difficult, especially if you don't speak fluent Greek. Your best bet would be in Germany in a financial institution that deals with Greeks, a flight attendant, or the shipping industry. You could do credit analysis at one of the big three credit firms (moody's, fitch, S&P), and hope to cover Greece? This is really tough because Greek is not like Chinese, German, Japanese, Spanish, etc...
 
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seleanor

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That's going to be difficult, especially if you don't speak fluent Greek. Your best bet would be in Germany in a financial institution that deals with Greeks, a flight attendant, or the shipping industry. You could do credit analysis at one of the big three credit firms (moody's, fitch, S&P), and hope to cover Greece? This is really tough because Greek is not like Chinese, German, Japanese, Spanish, etc...
You're exactly right. I know many Greek American's that have become flight attendants, but Greek doesn't seem to be very useful outside of the tourism industry.
 

k_tsoukalas

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I would love to leverage my Greek speaking ability in the job market and see where my skills can be most valuable in the future. I am still in school now, so I am not looking for a job quite yet but I am just curious what everyone else's experience has been. Is Greek a useful language to know outside of Greece?
You actually could make extra money while you're in school as an online tutor for Greek. This will give you experience professionally working with the Greek language, and for things like translation, etc. It's good for the resume. Platforms:



 

Resources for Learning Greek Before Your Trip to Greece

It really does enhance your experience to learn some Greek, or brush up on your existing Greek, before you visit. I thought I would put together a list of some of the best resources I have found - they're all free.

- Duolingo has Greek now - I am not sure how effective it is, but it is free and that alone makes it worth checking out.
- Easy Greek on Youtube - https://www.youtube.com/c/EasyGreekVideos - they have a lot of great content - I love how they interview people on the street
- Podcasts - There are plenty of learn Greek podcasts on both Spotify and through Apple and they are all worth checking out - For example, Easy Greek also has a podcast and there's a good one called "It's All Greek to Me". There are a lot of others.

In addition, you can check out various language programs (these aren't free). I like Pimsleur for conversational Greek, Rosetta Stone is pretty good, Mango, and there are others but those are the ones I have tried.

Which language programs have you used for Greek, and what were your results?

Things to Know When Visiting Greece?

I found this article very helpful... I am going soon and this isn't my first time, but I still fond this helpful:


Do you have anything to add t this list? #3 - find your latest alike - really caught my eye. I am a photographer so this is a work/play type of trip and I bet I can get some great slice of life shots there.

Upcoming Greek Holidays to Think About

I am really trying to reconnect with my Greek heritage and one thing I realized - my family has gotten away from some of the Greek traditions surrounding major holidays. My family used to celebrate a lot, but many of those who have kept traditions alive have passed away. Is there anything between now and Christmas? What Christmas traditions should I prepare to do this year? I found this link - what do you guys think?

Learning About Greek Orthodox Religion

I am of Dominican descent and my husband and I had an Orthodox wedding, but I didn't convert. I want to learn about the religion more to better connect with him and his side of the family ... what types of things should I look at? I found this link online and found it informative. How should I learn about Greek Orthodox?

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