Scientific Greek (level B1 – B2)

In general

The new multicultural conditions in Greece, as more and more foreign employees arrive, have created new needs and perspectives in teaching the Greek language. Therefore, a double orientation is necessary: learning the language to sufficiently rise to everyday communicational needs and also to be able to deal with more specialized circumstances in various work places.

“Scientific Greek” has been designed for students of an intermediate level (B1 – B2) and it includes special vocabulary about mathematics, physics, chemistry, geology, biology and informatics. These scientific fields have been chosen as they correspond better with the modern needs and extra emphasis has been added on their special terminology.

“Scientific Greek” was part of the European Programme Leonardo da Vinci (EL/2004/B/F/LA-148110) and was developed by a team of Educational Organizations (University of Murcia – Spain, University of Lecce – Italy, ELBEA Ltd – Bulgaria and ELEA Ltd – Multimedia Applications for the software development of the material) with the coordination of the Hellenic Language School Alexander the Great.

Description of the book

“Scientific Greek” is a book for foreign scientists, who wish to stay and work or resume their studies in Greece, by making a first step: getting in touch with some basic rules of the Greek language and a first sample of vocabulary of their science. The book consists of 24 units, as presented in the list below:

  1. Sciences in Ancient Greece
  2. Sciences since the Renaissance
  3. The importance of equations in sciences
  4. From the telephone to the internet
  5. Physics and chemistry
  6. Numbers
  7. Algebra
  8. Trigonometry – Statistics
  9. Exponents and roots
  10. Geometrical shapes development
  11. Measuring volumes in objects
  12. Movement of objects
  1. Electricity
  2. Matter components
  3. Acids and alkalis
  4. Components and evolution of the Earth
  5. Components of geological formations
  6. The cell
  7. Cellular circle – Cells redoubling
  8. Man and environment
  9. Basic informatics terms
  10. Algorithm – Software
  11. Internet
  12. Let’s revise…

The structure of each unit is identical and it includes:

  • one text and one dialogue (or a second text or symbols and shapes relevant to the topic)
  • vocabulary (explanatory – interpretative, relevant to the scientific field of the unit, but also a general vocabulary with a grammatical reference and inclination of the words)
  • comprehension and vocabulary exercises
  • grammatical theory and exercises
  • word games (crossword puzzle, hangman, puzzle) and problems in some units about the scientific field being studied

This educational material is available in printed form, multimedia cd, as well as on the internet. It also needs to be noted that a translation of the vocabulary and the instructions to the exercises of the multimedia cd is available in Italian,Spanish and Bulgarian.

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