Shared Wor!ds

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SharedWor!ds is an on-line language-learning game, part of the SharedWords project aimed at learners of Greek and Turkish. It takes common words shared by both languages and uses the learners’ existing knowledge of Greek or Turkish to make language learning easier and more fun. It also changes players’ perceptions of language-learning by eliminating psychological obstacles to the concept of “the foreign language”. Players learn about the pronunciation of each word, its etymology (linguistic origins) and cultural context.


Greek Cypriot linguist Spyros Armostis and Turkish Cypriot engineer and Greek language learner Nuri Silay, developed the game in collaboration with the Cyprus Interaction Lab.
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