The Phrasebook is an OSCE High Commissioner on National Minorities (HCNM) project and it is implemented by the Association for Historical Dialogue and Research (AHDR), for a period of 8 months.
The purpose of this initiative is to develop a phrasebook that will provide common Greek/Turkish phrases that might be useful in daily communication. The phrases will be provided in the standard variety of the language and in the dialect spoken in Cyprus. The idea is to offer opportunities to teach and learn the dominant languages in Cyprus, thus raising the level of possible communication between individuals belonging to different communities. The development of the phrasebook will address a complete gap identified in the availability of teaching materials for learning and teaching of the languages of the communities in Cyprus. Upon completion of the work on the content of the phrasebook, a digital version will be developed to utilise the printed material to its greater potential to aid learning of the contemporary technological advancements. The digital version will include a website as well as a smart phone application for Android and iOS operating systems.