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Greek Language Learning

On Line Learning
The Filoglossia+ consists of an educational multimedia CD-ROMs series for learning Greek as a foreign language, supported by English and addressed to beginners with little or no previous knowledge of Greek.
“Filoglossia” means fondness for language learning and the programme is mainly based on the communicative approach, focusing on the production and comprehension of both oral and written speech. “Filoglossia” is designed by the Institute for Language and Speech Processing (ILSP).

Looking Ahead
A new strategic plan for the support of Greek language learning in Greece and abroad was the focus of debates at an International Workshop on Greek Language and Linguistic Training, organized by the Centre for the Greek Language held from June 28 to 30 in Thessaloniki, with the participation of 60 Greek and Foreign linguists.
On the occasion, Education, Life-long Learning and Religious Affairs minister Anna Diamantopoulou said that the establishment of a National Council for the Greek Language would help draw a comprehensive strategy.
Creating an organization, similar to the German Goethe Institute or the British Council, which would operate with branches around the world could be an important vehicle to promote Greek language, culture, and history learning. The minister also announced that a conference is to be held in October focusing on the Education of the Diaspora.

• Learn a Greek Word Every Day!

It has been observed that relations of the Diaspora with the Greek language have been weakening over the years – especially with second and third generation migrants.
To help redress this, three friends from Chicago have designed an on-line Greek dictionary aiming to help English-speaking emigrants keep in touch with the language of the forefathers.
Greektionary.com was created to provide everyone with an opportunity to improve their Greek vocabulary on a daily basis.
Three words (beginner, intermediate and advanced) are chosen each day and displayed with their translations, pronunciation, examples, and recorded audio files (Mp3s). Those interested can sign-up and receive free Greek words everyday by e-mail!

Greek – Chinese Lexicon

(GREEK NEWS AGENDA)   The Greek Chinese/ Chinese Greek Xenion Lexikon is a concise dictionary addressed to Chinese native speakers who visit Greece and need a useful tool in order to properly speak basic Greek.  For this reason, Xenion Lexicon is structured in such a way to cover both the simpler searches of the Greek words as well as the most complex.  The dictionary comprises 650 helpful expressions classified according to the visitors’ needs (i.e. “restaurants,” “weather” etc.) a 3,600 word index, examples of use and a section providing the rudiments of Greek grammar.  The dictionary is a publication by the Institute of Language and Speech Processing, a research institute under the auspices of the Secretariat General of Research and Development specializing in language and information technologies. 

Europejskie Dni Języków / Rozwiązanie konkursu

Hasło konkursowe brzmi “Bez języków nie ma mowy o Europie“.
Zwycięzcy (język nowogrecki):
Wojtek Wawbrzyński wygrał słownik „XENION Lexicon. A language guide for foreign Travellers” (wraz z płytą CD-ROM).
Oskar Wojda wygrał książkę “You Speak Greek, You just don’t know it”.
Marta Magdalena Jackowska wygrała multimedialny kurs języka nowogreckiego “Filoglossia” (4 CD).
Nagrody zostaną wysłane pocztą po 13-10-2008. W sprawie odbioru wcześniejszego osobistego można kontaktować się z Biurem Prasowym Ambasady Grecji (022 849 37 77, 022 646 82 60, e-mail: grpress@post.pl). Prezenty konkursowe ufundowato: Greek Tourism Organisation i