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Καλό φθινόπωρο! (Kalo fthinoporo= enjoy autumn in free translation)
Autumn is the season of apple picking, watching season premieres and reading.
This post is about material related to reading. My list is rather limited, I’m afraid, as material for A1 students is almost inexistent. For C2 level students, on the contrary, the list never ends: they practically read what native speakers read. The printed books are available on online stores.
A. Printed Books (for students of all levels)
1. “ Μία δόση τρέλας» ΔΗΜΗΤΡΑ Α. ΔΗΜΗΤΡΑ, Νόστος (“Mia dosi trelas” DIMITRA A. DIMITRA, Nostos ed.) (10 short stories written in a simple language, 1200-1500 words)
2. Greek easy readings by Deltos publishing (A series of original detective stories and adventure tales for students of all levels. Vocabulary provided in Greek, English, French and German). You can find a description of each book here: http://deltos.gr/en/stories/
3. Mythology in Easy Greek by Deltos publishing. For a description of the books go here: http://deltos.gr/en/mythology/
B. Books used in high school (For intermediate and advanced students)
http://www.pi-schools.gr/books/gymnasio/ Books used in high school. Students of level >B1 can find original texts in Modern Greek. Just follow the links to «Κείμενα Νεοελληνικής λογοτεχνίας Α, Β, Γ, γυμνασίου, βιβλίο μαθητή» or to «Νεοελληνική Γλώσσα Α’ ,Β’, Γ’ γυμνασίου, βιβλίο μαθητή».
C. Bilingual food blogs (for students of all levels)
Greek cuisine could be the topic of a separate entry. The resources that can be found online are unlimited. These bilingual blogs give, not only access to Greek recipes, but can also be the source of new vocabulary related to food and cooking.
D. Free e-books (for upper intermediate and advanced students)
http://www.kavafis.gr/ C level students or students of Greek literature can find here a list of Kavafis’ poems.
http://www.snhell.gr/ This link gives you access to the digital library of the Center of Neohellenic Studies (Σπουδαστήριο Νέου Ελληνισμού, Spoudastirio Neou Ellinismou). You can find, among others, literary texts, poems, and useful weblinks.
http://www.gutenberg.org/browse/languages/el Access to various books written in Classical and Modern Greek.
http://www.openbook.gr/ A selection of Greek literature and Poetry. There’s also a selection of children e-books by Greek authors or translated .
http://www.ebooks4greeks.gr/A list of literature and also history, religion, music and computer books.
http://www.free-ebooks.gr/gre/ebooks/index A selection of literature but also e-books about Classical authors such as Aristotle, science, computers, art, cooking, psychology, music, dictionaries comics and children books.
E. Newspapers and news portals online (for upper-intermediate and advanced students)
http://www.mme.gr/pbgr-politikes.htm Greek newspapers in digital form.
http://tvxs.gr/ An independent Greek news portal.
Tips on choosing the right book