Title: Less commonly taught languages in the TELL framework: the case of Modern Greek

Authors: Frieda Charalabopoulou

Addresses: Institute for Language and Speech Processing (ILSP)/''Athena'' R.C., Artemidos 6 and Epidavrou Str., 151 25 Maroussi-Athens, Greece

Abstract: It is true that not all languages start from an even situation: some languages (which are considered |privileged|, |strong| or |widely spoken/used/taught|) happen to have large numbers of speakers, others have few. In order to preserve, promote and spread less commonly taught languages (LCTL) it is important to avail of all potential promotion and dissemination mechanisms, one of which is TELL (technology-enhanced language learning). In this paper we shall first discuss LCTL in the TELL context and we shall then present a TELL application for Modern Greek, which aspires to contribute to the |revitalisation| and dissemination of a small language via the technology channel.

Keywords: second languages; technology enhanced language learning; less commonly taught languages; TELL; Modern Greek; courseware; technology enhanced learning.

DOI: 10.1504/IJKL.2010.034484

International Journal of Knowledge and Learning, 2010 Vol.6 No.1, pp.67 - 81

Published online: 05 Aug 2010 *

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