‘Λυδία: Ένα καλοκαίρι στην Ελλάδα!’ (Lydia: A summer in Greece!).
This new booklet is a story, an “easy reader”, intended for students at the Beginner levels in Greek (A1 – early stages of A2).
About the authors, Terpsi Gavala and Konstantinos Oikonomou
Terpsi is from Athens and Konstantinos is from the island of Crete, now also living in Athens. They are both qualified Greek teachers and for several years they have been teaching at Omilo Greek Language and Culture
How the story of Lydia was born
Many students at the Beginner levels in Greek are eager to start reading in Greek, rather than just learning vocabulary and doing grammar exercises. These students often ask which books they can read at their level, while also repeating the vocabulary and grammar they already have learned. There are not actually very many books for this language level, so Terpsi and Konstantinos decided to write a pleasant story themselves, with a hint of mystery and the vocabulary to cover various everyday life topics.
Lydia is Greek-American. On a trip to Greece she meets a man, Orestis. They become friends. However, there are hidden secrets… The story is set in Athens and on the island of Syros. Since Terpsi and Konstantinos have been teaching Greek there for so many summers, together with Omilo, it was no surprise they got inspired by this beautiful island!
For the printed book : 15 euro + postage
For the eBook : 12 euro
To read a sample unit, click here.
Info About the Book:
Includes free English Vocab and MP3 Audio-Book
Package Dimensions: 16.5 x 12 x 0.5 cm
Audio version. Free download
The book is accompanied by audio files. Listen to the story, recorded by native Greek speakers, and improve your listening skills.
Supplementary material, also available online on the e-Shop
1. Translated vocabulary. 5 euro
The book includes the basic vocabulary of the story translated into English. In addition, you can download the vocabulary in French, German and Turkish at extra charge.
2. Learn more Greek verbs. “71 Everyday Greek Verbs”
You probably agree that verbs in Greek can be sometimes a little tricky. Therefore the authors created a supplementary book with the verbs used in the story conjugated in the Present, Future and Past Tenses. You will be able to buy it soon online….
Illustrations – Book Design
David Hitch, an experienced English illustrator, with an excellent understanding of Greek language and culture, created the illustrations and designed the book.
Original melodies for the story were composed by talented musician Issidoros Papadakis. In addition, two great musicians, the bouzouki master Petros Kapellas and Yannis Varthalitis (guitar), played a taqsim (a piece of improvised folk music) that was recorded on the island of Syros – right next to the sea – and then included in the story.