The Papaloizos Brothers: The Tradition Continues
By Catherine Tsounis
“Learn Greek the Easy Way” is the motto of “Greek 123” by Papaloizos Publications. Adults and children have learned conversation Greek using the Papaloizos method for generations. It seems to work. The elementary school materials are some of the best ever written. They represent the old fashion independent business community of going alone. They have supporters nationally and internationally. Now they are spreading their message on the internet at https://www.Greek123.com.
I personally worked with Dimitrios Papaloizos for over thirteen years on the university level. Dimitrios and his brother Stavros public relations are exceptional. They attended the 2013 Hermes International Expo. They shared their views with us. “We came from Maryland to attend the Hermes Modern Greek Seminar. “We wanted to meet with educators and explain our books. Our Father, Dr. Theodore Papaloizos did not want to end Papaloizos Publications. We are putting his old books back into print. The colorful new look of books is appealing. The website and online tutorials shows the Papaloizos use of technology.” https://www.youtube.com/user/Papaloizos is an online site. Videos correspond with lesson dialogues from of latest Papaloizos Publications.
Stavros Papaloizos explained “we couldn’t let the Papaloizos legacy die. When we walk in the streets of Greece, persons stop us and say they studied Greek with Papaloizos Publications. Our Father was a maverick: the first curriculum geared to creating education materials for Greek-Americans.” Now with globalization, the old methods geared to Greek speaking households do not cut it. Persons are going back to the Papaloizos method.
“We are trying to increase our publications,” said Dimitrios. “Greek 123: Learn Greek the Easy Way” supplements the school curriculum. Whether a person is looking to enhance his/her existing language, or as a main source of learning, Greek 123 has a solution that can meet your needs. Greek 123 learning program includes readers, workbooks, activity books, CD’s, DVD’s, mobile applications and interactive computer products. Through Greek 123”s Interactive Progression method students start by learning simple Greek phrases and easily progress to developing advanced conversation skills.”
https://www.learn-greek.com/ free lessons
Photo 1 – Dimitrios and Stavros Papaloizos