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Soon your Apple iPhone can speak Greek August 1, 2007

Posted by grhomeboy in Games & Gadgets, Learn To Speak Greek.
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iPhone now speaks foreign languages > Apple iPhone can translate with lastminute.com application

The Apple iPhone can now translate phrases and speak in several foreign languages, thanks to a new talking translator application from lastminute.com.

The lastminute.com Talking iPhone Translator is a free service providing travellers with text and audio translations from French, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian and German, with a Greek translation version to follow shortly. Users can select a phrase and the application will display a written translation as well as provide a spoken translation recorded by a native speaker. Users can choose to let the iPhone do the talking for them, or use the correct pronunciation to help them communicate with locals.

Lastminute.com released a series of six Talking Mobile Phone Phrase Books for Nokia and Sony Ericsson phones in May this year, and now software developer Coolgorilla has created an iPhone version combining these into an all-in-one application. IPhone users can download the application directly now for free from Coolgorilla.com.

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http://www.apple.com/iphone

http://www.lastminute.com

http://www.coolgorilla.com

A new Greek language immersion programme May 16, 2007

Posted by grhomeboy in Education, Learn To Speak Greek.
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Coeus International School and the Education Office of the Embassy of Greece form partnership

Dr. J. Daniel Hollinger, Founder and Head of Coeus International School (CIS), and Dr. Zoe Kavogli, Counselor of Education at the Embassy of Greece, are proud to announce the formation of a new Greek Language Immersion Programme.

A new Greek Language Immersion Programme for kindergarten through twelfth grade at CIS. In addition, CIS will serve as a Center for Greek Language and Culture for the Washington metropolitan area.

Located at 4401 Connecticut Avenue, NW in Washington, DC, CIS is an economically, culturally, racially and linguistically diverse school community. CIS’s dual-language, international curriculum develops fluency in two or more languges and prepares students for global citizenship. Beginning in 2007, Coeus students will be able to choose from five dual-language immersion programs in English and Arabic, French, Greek, Mandarin or Spanish. 

Related Links > http://www.coeusis.org

Software turns the mobile into a phrasebook May 1, 2007

Posted by grhomeboy in Learn To Speak Greek, Telecoms.
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Software developer CoolGorilla has unveiled an application that can turn a mobile phone into a translation device.

The software is available in French, Spanish, German, Greek, Italian and Portuguese, and has a collection of commonly used words and phrases. After entering an English word the phone will display the translated text and use the device’s speaker to utter the phrase.

The software can be downloaded directly to the handset at a cost of £3 per language. It is being sold by Lastminute.com or direct from the developer at Coolgorilla.com or Coolgorilla.mobi. 

More languages are expected later in the year, including cross translators that could translate French into Italian, for example.

Related Links > http://www.coolgorilla.com

http://www.coolgorilla.mobi

http://www.lastminute.com

Source > VNUNet.com

Dictionary Software covers Greek to English translation April 14, 2007

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Single-click translation and dictionary software, Babylon 6, is offered with bi-directional Greek English dictionary. With it, users can click on any term from any desktop application and receive immediate results to and from Greek in pop-up window on their screen. Dictionary contains 110,000+ words, phrases, abbreviations, and acronyms pertaining to variety of subjects. For localization, dictionary also features American and British forms of spelling.

Millions of Babylon users around the globe will now be able to click on any term from any desktop application and receive immediate results to and from Greek in a small pop-up window on their screen.

The Babylon’s Greek-English bi-directional comprehensive Dictionary contains more than 110,000 words, phrases, abbreviations & acronyms. It includes terms from a vast variety of subjects, such as Medicine, Electronics, Zoology, Business, Computers, Religion, etc., and features both the American and British forms of spelling.

For download Babylon translation software please visit Babylon’s web site: http://www.babylon.com

If you already have Babylon, click here to download the Greek dictionary:
http://www.babylon.com/category/10/Greek.html

Greek-English Dictionary in a single click March 22, 2007

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Babylon is launching in Greece and Cyprus

Babylon Ltd., the leading provider of single-click translation and dictionary software, announced today the release of a new Greek English bi-directional dictionary.

Millions of Babylon users around the globe will now be able to click on any term from any desktop application and receive immediate results to and from Greek in a small pop-up window on their screen.

The Babylon’s Greek-English bi-directional comprehensive Dictionary contains more than 110,000 words, phrases, abbreviations and acronyms. It includes terms from a vast variety of subjects, such as Medicine, Electronics, Zoology, Business, Computers, Religion, etc., and features both the American and British forms of spelling.

Alon Carmeli, VP Marketing and Sales: “The need for an English-Greek dictionary has increased significantly over the past few years along with the growth of internet penetration in Greece, Cyprus as well as among Greek immigrants around the world.”

For downloading Babylon translation software please visit Babylon’s web site: http://www.babylon.com

If you already have Babylon, download the Greek dictionary: http://www.babylon.com/category/10/Greek.html

Babylon is the leading provider of single-click translation and information access solutions. Babylon 6 is desktop software that is available for private individuals as well as corporations. Babylon also offers add-on premium content from world-renowned dictionary publishers, including Oxford University Press, Britannica, Merriam-Webster, Larousse, Vox, Langenscheidt, Pons, Van Dale, Melhoramentos and Taishukan.

Babylon 6 offers single click results from Wikipedia encyclopedia in 13 languages. Babylon 6 is also working with Windows Vista. The Babylon user base exceeds 35 million desktop installations. For more information about Babylon, visit www.babylon.com.

New English-Greek dictionary users may download for free February 26, 2007

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Cleverlearn Ltd., a leading global provider of online English learning solutions, is pleased to announce the release of the new version of Clicktionary! Clicktionary is a leading dictionary and translation software produced and powered by Cleverlearn.

Clicktionary’s latest version is equipped with a smarter technology that gives you faster translation result in just one click and comes with a new English-Greek dictionary and an improved English-French dictionary.

With these new offerings, Clicktionary users across the globe will now have access to the most reliable and up-to-date definitions and translations on their PC screens with better and faster results. The new Clicktionary’s enhanced text-capture technology makes it compatible with and able to support more programs while users are surfing, reading and writing emails, chatting and working with various applications.

The new English-Greek dictionary, which Clicktionary users may download for free, contains in-depth coverage of all the latest vocabulary from all areas of life today, plus information on aspects of life and culture in the Greek – and English-speaking worlds. Clicktionary’s newly improved free English-French dictionary now contains an expanded collection of 26,298 word entries ranging from basic grammar words and tenses to specialized terms from a variety of subject areas like Medicine, Religion, Computers and Technology, Business, and more. The latest Clicktionary version can now be downloaded for free at www.clicktionary.com.

Clicktionary also supports other languages such as French, Spanish, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Thai, Traditional Chinese, and Vietnamese.

Premium dictionaries from one of the world’s leading reference publishers, Oxford University Press (OUP), are also available through Clicktionary. These are: Oxford Dictionary of English, Oxford-Duden German Dictionary (English-German), Oxford Spanish Dictionary (English-Spanish), Oxford-Hachette French Dictionary (English-French), Concise Oxford-Paravia Italian Dictionary (English-Italian), Oxford Starter Japanese Dictionary (English-Japanese), Oxford Russian Dictionary (English-Russian) and Oxford Portuguese Minidictionary (English-Portuguese).

Related Links > www.cleverlearn.com

Ancient Greek said to sharpen modern mind January 24, 2007

Posted by grhomeboy in Culture History Mythology, Learn To Speak Greek.
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Most teachers believe that Ancient Greek should be taught at all levels of junior high school to help students strengthen their knowledge of the modern language.

According to the results of a study by the Pedagogic Institute, 79.7 percent of teachers said that Ancient Greek offers students a stronger grasp of Modern Greek and particularly helps those who go on to study physics and mathematics.

Just over 68 percent replied that Ancient Greek also helps boost critical thinking and mental skills.

The study questioned 350 junior high school teachers across Greece. Survey results indicate that teachers would like to boost their teaching hours, a request they have made in the past, without success.