Greek Language Center Uses Scrabble to Promote Greek Around the World



Scrabble is one of the most beloved board games in the world. Photo by travelexplorelove blogspot

The organization called the Center for the Greek Language (KEΓ) and the Greek Scrabble Union agreed recently to join forces and introduce the world-famous board game to Greek schools around the world in order to promote the Greek language.

KEΓ and the Greek Scrabble Union will set forth a plan for the promotion of the Greek version of Scrabble, which will give thousands of students in the Greek diaspora around the world an opportunity to engage with their motherland’s language in a fun and competitive way.

The agreement aims to reach both regular schools operating in the Americas, Europe, Africa, Asia and Oceania as well as weekend, summer other types of informal schools, where Greeks and even non-Greeks are learning the Greek language.

The new initiative intends to take full advantage of new technologies, so ΚΕΓ will introduce a fully digitized version of Greek Scrabble on its website. This will make the game available to thousands of teachers and students across the world who would like to use it as a tool in their lessons.

According to the agreement between the two bodies, ΚΕΓ will provide Scrabble the scientific assistance needed regarding issues of orthography, and it will finalize the list of ”acceptable words” to be allowed in the game.

The Greek Scrabble Union will facilitate the organization of tournaments and other events to provide opportunities to many more people to engage with the much-loved game, and better learn the Greek language.

A ”Global Championship of Greek Scrabble” in Thessaloniki is even in the works, where the finalists of local Greek scrabble tournaments across the world will gather to compete and celebrate their knowledge of this great language.