Modern Greek

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Context statement

The place of the Modern Greek language and culture in Australia and the world
Modern Greek is the official language of Greece and Cyprus. It is spoken throughout the world – wherever there are Greek-speaking communities.

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Resources and support materials for the Australian Curriculum: Languages - Modern Greek are available as PDF documents. 
Languages - Modern Greek: Sequence of content
Languages - Modern Greek: Sequence of Achievement - F-10 Sequence
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Years 5 and 6

Years 5 and 6 Band Description

The nature of the learners

At this level, students are widening their social networks, experiences and communication repertoires in their first language and Modern Greek. They continue to need guidance, and participate in structured, collaborative tasks that both recycle and extend language. Students are gaining greater independence and becoming more conscious of their peers and social context. They are gaining greater awareness of the world around them. Learners are noticing extra similarities and differences between Modern Greek language and culture and their own.

Modern Greek language learning and use

Learners use Modern Greek in the classroom for a widening range of purposes: exchanging information, expressing ideas and opinions, performing role-plays, dialogues, and responding to experiences. Key concepts that underpin language use are associated with this extended social space such as family, neighbourhood, locality and community. Students’ pronunciation, intonation and phrasing are more confident. Learners have access to a broader vocabulary, and use a widening range of strategies to support communication. Purposeful contexts and shared activities in the classroom develop language skills and enhance understanding and communication. More attention is paid to language structure and reinforcing oracy and literacy. Individual and group presentation and performance skills are developed through modelling, rehearsing and resourcing the content of presentations, and selecting appropriate language to use with particular audiences (γειά, χαίρετε, να, τι, ορίστε). Students enjoy reading for meaning and apply their language knowledge and skills to decode unknown words and predict meaning. They write more accurately and fluently for a wider range of purposes and audiences, for example, creating birthday invitations, emails and advertisements.

Contexts of interaction

Learners use Modern Greek with each other and the teacher for an increasing range of purposes. They are able to work more independently, but also enjoy working collaboratively and in groups. They explore cultural elements of communication, and use information and communication technologies (ICT) to support and enhance their learning.

Texts and resources

Learners interact with an increasing range of informative, persuasive and imaginative texts about neighbourhoods, places, Greek-speaking communities and individuals. They refer to and use more established grammatical and lexical resources to understand and communicate in Modern Greek. The use of dictionaries is encouraged for accuracy in language acquisition, such as ensuring the correct interpretation of similar words (βάζω, βάζο, σήκω, σύκο, γέρος, γερός, ώμος, ωμός, μήλο, μύλος, μιλώ).

Features of Modern Greek language use

Learners begin to reflect on language and how it is used in different ways to communicate. As they use Modern Greek for a wider range of interactions, learners develop a stronger understanding of the interconnection between language and culture. They begin to recognise how language features and expressions reflect cultural values, for example, κέφι, φιλοξενία, and the cultural and social impact of some grammatical forms or vocabulary, for example, using informal or formal language to address others, or using masculine forms of some professional titles when referring to women (η γιατρός, η δικηγόρος).

Level of support

While learners work independently and collaboratively at this level, ongoing support and feedback are incorporated into task activities such as the production of written text. Support includes the provision of models, scaffolds, stimulus materials, and resources such as word charts, vocabulary lists and dictionaries.

The role of English

The language of response varies according to task demands, with Modern Greek being the primary language of communication, while English may be used for reflective tasks and explanations. Learners are given opportunities to think about personal and community identity. They engage with texts that reflect Greek culture, and ask questions about cultural values and practices and how these relate to their own.


Years 5 and 6 Content Descriptions

Socialising

Initiate interactions and exchange information with peers, face-to-face or online, describing opinions and preferences, aspects of daily life, school, friends and hobbies

[Key concepts: friendship, leisure; Key processes: asking, responding, interacting] (ACLMGC137 - Scootle )

  • Literacy
  • Numeracy
  • Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Capability
  • Critical and Creative Thinking
  • Personal and Social Capability
  • Intercultural Understanding
  • asking and responding to questions about shared interests, hobbies or friends, for example, Σου αρέσει η μουσική; Είναι ωραία! Πάμε να παίξουμε; Θέλω ..., Είμαι ..., Έχω δύο φίλες
  • sharing experiences and preferences, such as weekend activities and likes/dislikes using set phrases, using online technologies, for example, Το Σάββατο ... Είναι ... Έχει ... Μου αρέσει ... Δε μου αρέσει ...
  • using communication strategies such as adding interjections and common expressions to dialogues, active listening skills, turn-taking cues and requests for clarification or more detail to support the exchange of information, for example, Α, ναι! Πες μου, Λέγε! Γρήγορα, Περίμενε, Γιατί; Σταμάτα. Σοβαρά; Τι λες! Δε νομίζω!
  • comparing routines, interests and hobbies, using language associated with time, sequence and location, for example, Τη Δευτέρα παίζω τέννις, χτες, σήμερα, αύριο θα ..., στο πάρκο, στο σχολείο, στο σπίτι μου
Collaborate in group tasks and shared experiences, online or face-to-face, which involve planning, making suggestions and completing transactions, such as hosting a party, working with another class or group or creating and performing a role-play

[Key concepts: collaboration, contribution; Key processes: planning, organising, negotiating] (ACLMGC138 - Scootle )

  • Literacy
  • Numeracy
  • Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Capability
  • Critical and Creative Thinking
  • Personal and Social Capability
  • planning and organising an event, such as inviting a special guest, for example, γιαγιά, to share information with the class about Greek celebrations (βάφτιση, γάμος) or to share a traditional recipe (πίτα)
  • working with another group, for example, by reading books to younger students face-to-face or via the internet, or teaching a skill, such as dyeing eggs, to another class
  • planning and organising an activity such as an excursion or party, using expressions related to place, time and numbers
  • creating displays, presentations or performances for family, friends or the school community to showcase their progress in learning Greek or to promote the learning of Greek language and culture
Interact in class activities, using questions, statements and responses to enhance, demonstrate and share understanding

[Key concepts: mindful learning, process, outcome; Key processes: discussing, planning, monitoring, reflecting] (ACLMGC139 - Scootle )

  • Literacy
  • Critical and Creative Thinking
  • Personal and Social Capability
  • Intercultural Understanding
  • collaborating with peers during individual or group activities, for example, Κοίτα, Άκου, Κάνε το έτσι, Πες το, Τι κάνεις τώρα;
  • checking on progress during learning tasks or activities, using comments and questions such as Κατάλαβες; Εντάξει, Πώς πας; Τελείωσες; Το ξέρω, Το έκανα, εύκολο
  • asking peers politely to do something and responding to requests, for example, giving and receiving things, Ένα μολύβι παρακαλώ, Ορίστε. Ευχαριστώ πολύ. Παρακαλώ. Θα ήθελα ... Μου δίνεις;
  • reflecting on the experience of learning and using Greek, comparing what they can and cannot do, for example, Ξέρω να γράφω, να μιλώ, να μετρώ μέχρι τα 100

Informing

Obtain, organise and compare information about aspects of daily life and significant events from written, spoken, or digital texts

[Key concepts: lifestyle, event; Key processes: classifying, comparing] (ACLMGC140 - Scootle )

  • Literacy
  • Numeracy
  • Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Capability
  • Critical and Creative Thinking
  • Personal and Social Capability
  • Intercultural Understanding
  • identifying information in texts, such as conversations, brochures or maps, and sharing this information with others in a different format, for example, presenting a chart of favourite television programs or computer games
  • obtaining information about and comparing seasons and festivals in Greece or Cyprus and Australia, for example, kite flying on Clean Monday, summer holidays in July, Australia Day
  • viewing advertisements on television and in other media, to develop a shared set of vocabulary and expressions to create own advertisements
  • viewing, listening to and reading simple texts about a Greek celebration, and drawing on key points of information to recreate the event as a class
Convey and present information about aspects of personal world through prepared texts such as digital presentations, diagrams, dialogues and timelines

[Key concepts: self, family, community, significant events; Key processes: understanding, sharing, reflecting, presenting] (ACLMGC141 - Scootle )

  • Literacy
  • Numeracy
  • Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Capability
  • Critical and Creative Thinking
  • Personal and Social Capability
  • Intercultural Understanding
  • constructing a visual, digital or narrative profile of the local community for people arriving from overseas, collecting information from public and community texts, such as flyers, newsletters, advertisements and brochures
  • preparing and giving simple presentations on personal world, for example, a timeline of growth and change Εδώ είμαι δύο χρονών. Εδώ είμαι πέντε χρονών. Πάω στο σχολείο, family celebrations of birthdays/name days and other special occasions
  • presenting the results of a class survey about aspects of personal world such as daily routines, for example, by creating a poster or digital presentation using diagrams, charts or timelines
  • conveying information to others using descriptive language, for example, producing a simple brochure or an advertisement about a city or tourist attraction in Greece or Cyprus, or a food item such as olive oil or mastiha gum
  • preparing a dialogue with a partner about self, for example, Έχεις αδέρφια; Ναι, έχω, εσύ;
  • using graphic organisers to convey information in particular ways, for example, to show priorities (list/table), to compare statistics or ideas (Venn diagram) or to highlight frequency (graph)
  • reporting information, for example, about city and village life, based on own or group research, and supporting the information with photos, illustrations, captions or diagrams

Creating

Listen to, read and view imaginative spoken, written, digital or multimodal texts and respond by expressing ideas and opinions about the storyline and characters

[Key concepts: theme, myth, legend; Key processes: sharing, responding, understanding] (ACLMGC142 - Scootle )

  • Literacy
  • Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Capability
  • Critical and Creative Thinking
  • Personal and Social Capability
  • Intercultural Understanding
  • responding to stories, myths, fables and films, using modelled language to describe themes, characters and actions, for example, Είναι σε βάρκα, είναι σε σπηλιά, είναι τέρας, είναι πόλεμος, ο ήρωας κέρδισε
  • producing storyboards, using digital technologies, to represent key events in different types of imaginative texts, including captions or word bubbles to capture moods or feelings, for example, Μου αρέσει, Δε μου αρέσει
  • introducing and comparing favourite characters in stories, myths, fables and films, listing associated key words or expressions, for example, O Οδυσσέας είναι γενναίος. Η Κίρκη είναι μάγισσα. Φοβάμαι. Είναι φοβερό τέρας.
  • commenting on elements of humour and drama, and the use of sound effects and facial expressions relating to the characters depicted in stories, myths and fables, for example, Φοβάμαι, είναι αστείο, γελώ με ...
Create and perform imaginative texts such as stories, skits or rap, using familiar language

[Key concept: imagination; Key processes: experimenting, performing] (ACLMGC143 - Scootle )

  • Literacy
  • Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Capability
  • Critical and Creative Thinking
  • Personal and Social Capability
  • Intercultural Understanding
  • producing short scripted plays with teacher support, to perform to class, younger students or the school community
  • creating and performing simple songs, rhymes and rap to teach vocabulary and word patterns to younger Greek language classes
  • creating and using own texts, such as storyboards, digital stories, booklets or board games, based on characters, settings and events from a myth or commonly relayed story, for example, a story based on one of the gods of Olympus, Aesop’s fables, or a fairytale such as Τα τρία γουρουνάκια ...

Translating

Translate simple texts from Greek to English and vice versa, identifying words and expressions that do not always translate literally and may have more than one meaning

[Key concepts: non-equivalent words, contexts and situations, intercultural; Key processes: translating, noting, comparing] (ACLMGC144 - Scootle )

  • Literacy
  • Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Capability
  • Critical and Creative Thinking
  • Personal and Social Capability
  • Intercultural Understanding
  • comparing translations of written texts from English into Greek and from Greek into English, such as advertisements, websites, food packaging and menus, and considering how meanings may be interpreted from a different cultural perspective
  • translating simple sentences into Greek, noticing that there is not always word-for-word equivalence when moving between English and Greek or vice versa because of word order or multiple meanings, for example, Κρυώνω, Ζεσταίνομαι, Κάνω μπάνιο, Βρέχει, Ο μπαμπάς μου δεν είναι ψηλός.
  • recognising that some Greek words cannot be translated into English without losing some of the meaning, or cannot be translated using only one word, for example, το φιλότιμο
  • identifying and explaining expressions and idioms in Greek that do not make sense when translated word-for-word, for example, Χρόνια Πολλά, Και του χρόνου , Τα μάτια σου δεκατέσσερα, Καλό χειμώνα!
  • recognising that some words have many different meanings, for example, the multiple meanings of γεια σου (hello, goodbye, cheers, bless you) and είναι (he is, she is, it is, they are, is, are)
Create bilingual texts and learning resources, such as signs, notices, games, displays, websites or word banks, for the school community

[Key concepts: bilingualism, meaning; Key processes: identifying, classifying, selecting, explaining] (ACLMGC145 - Scootle )

  • Literacy
  • Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Capability
  • Critical and Creative Thinking
  • Intercultural Understanding
  • creating simple bilingual texts in print or digital form for specific audiences, such as school signs for Greek visitors, invitations to parents for class or school events, posters for the school community to advertise an upcoming event, online bilingual story books including text and images for a younger audience, or a bilingual game, such as Snap, using words only
  • creating and posting Greek versions of existing school signs, recognising difference in word order, for example, staffroom, canteen
  • constructing and maintaining a bilingual website for a sister-school or a contact group of young learners of English in a Greek-speaking community
  • creating a word bank which includes words, phrases and common expressions, as a classroom resource to reinforce learning

Reflecting

Engage in intercultural experiences, comparing ways of communicating in Australian and Greek-speaking contexts and identifying ways that culture influences language use

[Key concepts: difference, language, culture, respect; Key processes: recognising, comparing, questioning, understanding] (ACLMGC146 - Scootle )

  • Literacy
  • Critical and Creative Thinking
  • Personal and Social Capability
  • Intercultural Understanding
  • exploring how children from Greek-speaking communities may use different words and expressions, and considering why such variations exist (in Australia – κάρο instead of αυτοκίνητο, ρούφι instead of σκεπή, or φλόρι instead of πάτωμα – these are not Greek words and they are used incorrectly, as compared to words such as μπασκετμπολίστας, τενίστας, which are official Greek words)
  • investigating aspects of own language use that reflect own cultural perspective and experiences, for example, using colloquialisms and idioms such as ‘arvo’, ‘g’day’, ‘howzat’, ‘mozzie’
  • reflecting on situations where interactions in Greek have felt awkward or difficult, discussing own reactions and adjustments, for example, kissing on both cheeks
  • considering what linguistic or cultural information they would need to know to visit a school in Greece or Cyprus and discussing adjustments they may need to make in language use and behaviour
Share experiences of learning and using Greek, in person or online, and reflect on the effect of language learning on own identity

[Key concept: identity; Key processes: discussing, interconnecting, agreeing, disagreeing] (ACLMGC147 - Scootle )

  • Literacy
  • Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Capability
  • Critical and Creative Thinking
  • Personal and Social Capability
  • Intercultural Understanding
  • preparing a class profile to exchange with students in Greece or Cyprus online, showing language backgrounds and interests represented in the class, using captions and symbols such as flags and words from different languages
  • exploring the idea of stereotypes associated with languages and identities, and discussing how stereotypes affect attitudes and communication and can be inaccurate
  • exploring how their linguistic and cultural background, for example, languages spoken, key relationships and intercultural experiences, influence their sense of who they are
  • connecting various personal experiences of learning Modern Greek, and describing how learning Greek has influenced own everyday behaviour and language use, for example, using Greek outside the language classroom, playing Greek games, or having lunch at a Greek restaurant and being able to read some of the menu
  • considering whether learning and using Greek impacts on their sense of identity either in or out of the classroom

Systems of language

Identify and reproduce letter clusters, the digraphs/diphthongs, reproduce key features of intonation and pronunciation, experiment with the spelling of common words and apply basic punctuation rules

[Key concepts: sound and writing systems; Key processes: recognising, understanding] (ACLMGU148 - Scootle )

  • Literacy
  • Critical and Creative Thinking
  • applying different intonation for statements, questions, interjections, exclamations and commands, for example, Είναι εδώ, Τι κάνεις; Ποπό! Σταμάτα! Άντε! Κρίμα!
  • reading simple texts and highlighting digraphs/diphthongs, including ου, μπ, ντ, αι, ει, οι
  • applying and using accent marks on all words which have more than one syllable and on a few monosyllable words, for example, πού; πώς; ή, and recognising that the position of the accent mark can change the meaning, for example, μάτια, ματιά, γέρος, γερός
  • experimenting with spelling simple words, for example, the spelling of verbs in the first person ending in ω, verbs in the third person ending in ει, the most common noun and adjective endings including ος, ας, ης, οι, η, α, ες, ι, ο, α, plural articles οι, τα, for example, θέλω, θέλει, ο άντρας, οι άντρες, η ντομάτα, οι ντομάτες, το παιδί, τα παιδιά, καλός, καλή, καλό
  • applying phonic and grammatical knowledge to spell and write unfamiliar words
  • understanding and applying punctuation marks in writing, for example, full stop, comma, exclamation mark, apostrophe, speech marks and question mark
Develop knowledge of grammatical elements such as tenses, combining them with an increasing range of verbs, nouns and adjectives, and use conjunctions to construct and expand sentences

[Key concepts: grammatical rules, patterns; Key processes: applying, building vocabulary, expanding on meaning] (ACLMGU149 - Scootle )

  • Literacy
  • Critical and Creative Thinking
  • describing present, past and future actions, situations and events using familiar verbs, for example, Παίζω στο σχολείο, Θα διαβάσω αύριο, Κάνει ζέστη σήμερα, Xθες ήταν Τρίτη, Αύριο θα είναι Σάββατο
  • expressing preferences, for example, Μου αρέσει πολύ, Δε μου αρέσει
  • using correct word order to ask questions and make requests, for example, Θέλεις το βιβλίο; Τον λένε Γιώργο;
  • using numbers in different contexts, such as telling the time, stating dates, ordering/shopping, or in simple descriptions, for example, Είναι μία η ώρα, Τα γενέθλιά μου είναι στις 8 Απριλίου, Πέντε κιλά πατάτες παρακαλώ
  • using the plural form of common nouns, for example, το αγόρι, τα αγόρια, η μπανάνα, οι μπανάνες
  • recognising the agreement between nouns, adjectives and gender, for example, Μία μεγάλη τσάντα, δύο μικρές τσάντες, η κόκκινη πόρτα, ο άσπρος γάτος
  • using simple conjunctions such as και, αλλά, γιατί to create compound or complex sentences, for example, in descriptions of self, family, friends, hobbies, for example, Παίζω πιάνο, αλλά μου αρέσει και η κιθάρα
  • expanding vocabulary base by using and recognising common everyday nouns
Identify and use language features of different types of oral, digital and written texts, such as dialogues, descriptions, short narratives and reports, recognising that linguistic choices depend on audience and purpose

[Key concepts: genre, structure, audience, sequencing; Key processes: comparing, noticing, explaining] (ACLMGU150 - Scootle )

  • Literacy
  • Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Capability
  • Critical and Creative Thinking
  • identifying the purpose, context and audience of a range of familiar texts, for example, fairytales, sports reports, recipes
  • reading, viewing and listening to different texts with a common topic, for example, comparing a print, TV and internet announcement for the same event
  • describing key features of different types of text and discussing audience and purpose, for example, a shopping list serves as a reminder to self and consists of items and quantities, whereas a shopping transaction involves interaction and negotiation

Language variation and change

Understand the importance of register in a range of contexts and situations, such as at home, at school or in more formal situations

[Key concepts: language contact, word borrowing; Key processes: observing, identifying] (ACLMGU151 - Scootle )

  • Literacy
  • Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Capability
  • Critical and Creative Thinking
  • Personal and Social Capability
  • Intercultural Understanding
  • using appropriate language according to age, gender, relationship and social status when meeting people for the first time or when introducing friends, teachers or other adults
  • comparing the meaning of words heard in the community to those learnt in class and noticing that there are different ways of saying the same thing in Greek, for example, η χτένα, η τσατσάρα,
  • identifying the appropriate way to communicate things in Greek, for example, το αυτοκίνητο instead of το κάρο
  • reflecting on the use of colloquial or abbreviated language in technologically mediated contexts, for example by email or phone, as well as the use of borrowed words from other languages, for example, στικάκι (memory stick), σερφάρω (surfing the internet)
Explore the influence of Greek on the English language, such as morphemes in medical/scientific fields and in everyday language, such as school subjects and occupations, and how Greek has been influenced by the impact of new technology and knowledge

[Key concepts: language contact, word borrowing; Key processes: observing, identifying] (ACLMGU152 - Scootle )

  • Literacy
  • Critical and Creative Thinking
  • Intercultural Understanding
  • recognising Greek morphemes (prefixes, suffixes and base words) in English, to explain spelling patterns in English, and to help work out meanings of unknown words, for example, anti-, astro-, auto-, bio-, deca-, demo-, geo-, -gram-, -graph-, hyper-, hypo-, -ic, -ism, -itis, kilo-, -logue, macro-, mega-, -meter, micro-, mono-, -morph-, neo-, octo-, -ology, pent-, -peri-, -phil-, -phobia, photo-, -poly-, psych-, -scope, tech-, tele-, -therm-, tri-
  • understanding that words derived from Ancient Greek are still being used today to create new words such as names of new technological/scientific discoveries for example, disc, giga-, mega-, metro
  • identifying familiar words in Greek and recognising their English equivalents, for example, το τηλέφωνο, η φωτογραφία, ο ποδίατρος, το δράμα, το θέατρο
  • using knowledge of familiar patterns and structures to decode and interpret meaning, for example, the Greek prefix ‘a-‘ in words can make the opposite meaning (ψητό – άψητο, symmetrical – asymmetrical)
  • understanding that English words are used in Modern Greek, but that Greek equivalents to these terms often also exist, for example, το κομπιούτερ-ο υπολογιστής, μπλε-γαλάζιο

Role of language and culture

Explore the relationship between language and culture and how they are reflected in communication styles

[Key concepts: language use, cultural behaviour and practices; Key processes: recognising exploring, discussing, connecting] (ACLMGU153 - Scootle )

  • Literacy
  • Critical and Creative Thinking
  • Personal and Social Capability
  • Ethical Understanding
  • Intercultural Understanding
  • discussing own and peers’ understanding of concepts and messages expressed in stories/myths/lyrics, for example, the adventures of Odysseus and the concept of life’s ‘odyssey’ or journey, stories of migration or the teachings of Aesop’s fables
  • recognising that language use can have connections to cultural practices, such as celebrating birthdays and name days, 25η Μαρτίου in the diaspora
  • reflecting on the experience of learning Greek language and culture and identifying situations that have provided awareness of own cultural practices and values, for example, attending a Greek festival or show
  • understanding the meaning of wishes such as Να σας ζήσει, Καλά στέφανα, Χρόνια Πολλά, Να τα εκατοστίσεις and the concepts of φιλότιμο and φιλοξενία
  • discussing the meaning of culture, how it involves visible elements such as symbols, food, national costumes, dancing and language, and invisible elements such as values and beliefs

Years 5 and 6 Achievement Standards

By the end of Year 6, students use spoken and written Greek to exchange personal information such as, Οι δάσκαλοί μου είναι ..., Έχω πολλούς φίλους, Αγαπώ τη μουσική, describe feelings and express preferences, for example, Μου αρέσει να παίζω σκάκι στο κομπιούτερ. When participating in collaborative activities, transactions and classroom routines, they ask and respond to questions (for example, Πώς σε λένε;), plan collaboratively, and make suggestions and statements such as, Τώρα το βρήκα! When interacting, students use key features of pronunciation and intonation, including accents (for example, η οικογένειά μου, η and ή). They obtain and compare information from a variety of texts related to aspects of daily life and events (for example, Τι καιρό θα κάνει σήμερα;). They present information about their personal world in different formats (for example, Μου αρέσει ο τραγουδιστής ...). They respond to the storyline and characters encountered in texts and create and perform simple imaginative texts using familiar language such as, Ο αγαπημένος μου δάσκαλος ... . They use verbs (for example, Έχω, θέλω, είμαι, ήταν, θα είναι), nouns (for example, ο άνθρωπος, η μητέρα, το παιδί), adjectives (for example, καλός, μεγάλος, ωραία) and conjunctions to construct and expand sentences and apply basic rules of spelling and punctuation, such as question marks, capital letters, commas, exclamation marks and speech marks. They translate and interpret simple texts, identifying words that are not easily translated (for example, το φιλότιμο) and create bilingual texts for the classroom and school community. They compare ways of communicating in Greek and English to identify similarities and differences and suggest how culture influences language use.

Students identify and reproduce orally and in writing letter clusters, and the digraphs/diphthongs. They identify the relationship between language choices, and the audience and purpose of different text types. They describe the importance of register in different contexts and situations (for example, Έλα / Ελάτε σπίτι μου, Σε / σας περιμένω). They identify the impact of Greek on other languages, especially English (for example, το κινητό, ο υπολογιστής), and appreciate the dynamic nature of Greek, identifying changes that have occurred due to new technologies and knowledge. They describe ways that identity and communication are directly related to language and culture, for example, greeting familiar people by kissing them on both cheeks.


Years 5 and 6 Work Sample Portfolios