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This project has been funded with support from the European Commission. This publication reflects the views only of the author, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.(agreement number 2007-3634 / 001-001).


We welcome you at the website of the programme «You Speak Greek Already».
The project was approved by the European Union as part of the Lifelong Learning Programme, concerning the teaching and the dissemination of the Greek language. Coordinator of the project is British Hellenic College. Our partners in this effort are universities and educational organisations from Bulgaria (ECED), Spain (University of Murcia), Italy (Euromediterranean Cultural Heritage Agency – Agency for the preservation of the Mediterranean Heritage), Latvia (Greek Community of Latvia «Patrida») and Romania («University Alexander Ioan Cusa, Iasi»).
The programme’s educational material will be available not only in printed form, but also as educational software (multimedia CD suitable for somebody who wants to learn by himself) and it will be also available on the Internet. Furthermore, there will be a dictionary of «common» words. A key feature of the project is the idea that in many languages there exist many Greek words, something which might serve as a springboard, as well as an incentive for learning the Greek language.
The project’s main idea was that many Greek words could be found in many languages, something that could be the springboard and the incentive for the teaching of the Greek language. The dissemination of the Greek language was obtained through the sciences, the grammar of the ancient Greek language and through the Bible. Indicative out that the Oxford University includes 10.500 Greek words and the sum of the Greek words in English are 136.000. Nevertheless, the Greek language is still regarded by European citizens unintelligible and difficult to learn. Due to this difficulty many teachers were referred to the ‘common’ words during the tuition, in order to create a familiarity of the students with the Greek language. Unfortunately, up to now this methodology has not been systemised.
That is the systemization in which we are planning to proceed to, as we firmly believe that it can be considered a field of research, study and teaching.