Curriculum

Pre-school

Listening and speaking

Introduction to the Greek language. Form Simple Sentences.

Expand vocabulary through themes:

Basic Topics

1. Talk about myself and my life at home

2. Nursery life

3. My family

4. Learn about my body

5. Food: breakfast, lunch, dinner

6. Christmas is here

7. Party invitation

8. Seasons and clothes

9. Happy Easter

10. Animals

11. Summertime

12. Travel

Reading

Basic Identification of letters

Use of visuals, letter cards

Writing

Trace/copy letters

Letter cards memory game

Variety of activities around the table

Activities

Role play

Arts and crafts

Songs (educational, poems and action songs)

Games (language and counting games)

Story time – circle time

Viewing Greek Videos

Cultural, traditional topics (Christmas, March 25, Easter, Name days)

Bibliography

http://www.pi-schools.gr/preschool_education/odigos/nipi.pdf

http://www.ediamme.edc.uoc.gr/ellinoglossi/images/ebooks/prosxoliki_agogi/theleis_na_paixoume/theleis_na_paixoume.pdf

Mikros Asterias https://www.neohel.com/downloads-asterias/

*Parents should provide opportunities for children to use Greek at home


Α Grade

Listening and Speaking

Basic Topics

1. Review basic vocabulary taught in nursery (talk about myself, my family, clothes)

2. School life

3. My friends

4. Days of the week, months, seasons, domestic animals, food

5. Greek culture, customs and social life

6. Christmas/Easter

7. Mythology

8. songs, poems, stories, riddles, tongue twisters

 Show and tell

 Circle time discussions

 Dramatize stories read to them in Greek

 Children encouraged to respond in simple sentences

 View Greek videos for vocabulary/discussion/enjoyment

Reading

1. Learn letters, upper and lower case

2. Begin reading words and small sentences

3. Recognize words

Writing and Grammar

1. Handwriting practice our letters, words and short sentences

2. Variety of activities around the table: Filling in blanks, unscrambling words

3. Create words using letters

4. Matching words with pictures

5. Learning where to put the stress

6. Basic verbs such as: θέλω, φοράω, κάνω, παίζω and other Greek basic verbs

7. Indicative pronouns: αυτός, αυτή, αυτό, εκείνος, εκείνη, εκείνο

8. Nouns: masculine, feminine and neuter (recognition)

9. Basic adverbs

10. Basic structure of questions

Bibliography/ Resources

 Asterias 1a Coursebook and Exercise book

 A selection of Grammata – Lexeis – Istories, Glossa A’ Dimotikou – Text Book and Exercise Book by Ministry of Education and Culture, Greece

 Anthologio A Dhmotikou by Ministry of Education and Culture, Greece

 Paizo kai Mathaino , epipedo proto, tefhos 2, by University of Crete (EDIAME)

 Diavazo kai grafo – Εpipedo Proto, Tefhos 5, by University of Crete (EDIAME)

 Diavazo, grafo, tragoudo CD-ROM- Εpipedo Proto – CD-ROM by University of Crete (EDIAME)

http://www.ediamme.edc.uoc.gr/diaspora2/index.php?yliko

http://ebooks.edu.gr/new/

https://www.neohel.com/downloads-asterias/

*Parents should provide opportunities for children to use Greek at home


Β Grade

Listening and Speaking

1. Review themes taught in A Grade

2. Interact with teacher in Greek

3. Cultural and seasonal themes for discussion.

4. Expand vocabulary through themes:

5. New themes: School life, the world of comics, travel, lets go shopping,

talking about books, in the museum, newspapers etc

6. Supplementary: Songs, poems, stories, word games

7. Role play/Dramatizations (everyday or imaginative situations)

8. View Greek videos for vocabulary, listening, and discussion

9. View Simple Greek videos for listening and discussion.

Reading

 Review alphabet (upper and lower case)

 Learn consonant and vowel digraphs (αι, ει, οι, ου, αυ, ευ)

 Learn consonant digraphs (Στ, Μπ, Ντ, γγ, γκ, τζ, τς, γδ, θλ, χρ, ρτ, πρ, etc)

 Review word attack skills (syllabication, context, visual clues)

 Read stories from books mentioned above.

 Recognize words in and out of context

 Weekly vocabulary review

Writing

 Practise writing letters of the alphabet, vowels and consonants, words, sentences

 Improve handwriting: Copy passages from a text

 Students compose simple sentences to accompany pictures or drawings

 Seat work activities: Match/Unscramble words, sentences, fill in blanks (words,letters)

 Spelling/Dictation: children write simple words from weekly lesson and practise them at home

Grammar

 Review the alphabet

 Distinguish between vowels, consonants

 Begin parts of speech: Articles ο, η, το Nouns: Singular-plural: ένα, πολλά

 Adjectives: Agreement with nouns (ο μικρός σκύλος, η μικρή γάτα, το μικρό παιδί)

 Verbs: Auxiliary verbs: είμαι, έχω (used in sentences), negatives using δεν

 Punctuation: using the period, comma, the stress mark

Culture / History

 Review how we celebrate name days, October 28, Christmas, March 25, Easter

 Learn Lord’s prayer in Greek, Greek National anthem

 Role play family celebrations and traditions

 Aesop’s fables: What makes fables unique stories? What is the moral of each?

 History and Religion based activities

Bibliography/Resources

 A selection of B Dhmotikou – Taxidi ston Kosmo ths Glossas Α,Β,Γ

 Anthologio B dhmotikou

 Margarita 2, epipedo 2, Tefhos 2- Text Book and Exercise Book by University of Crete (EDIAME)

 Paizo kai Matheno , epipedo deftero, tefxos 2, by University of Crete (EDIAME)

 Asterias 1B Coursebook and Activity Book

You can find the books online here:

http://ebooks.edu.gr/new/

http://www.ediamme.edc.uoc.gr/diaspora2/index.php?yliko

https://www.neohel.com/downloads-asterias/


C Grade

Basic Topics

1. Me and my family

2. My neighbourhood

3. Earth and sea

4. The world around us

5. Winter tales

6. Christmas

7. Technology

Also

1. Carry on a conversation with teacher in Greek on topics discussed in class

2. Follow instructions, learn to give instructions

3. Vocabulary: Review and expand on themes for Grades One and Two

4. Story time: Listen to stories read in Greek at an appropriate level of difficulty

5. Role play: every day or imaginative situations

6. Supplementary: songs, poems, word games

7. View Greek videos for listening and discussion

and

 Weekly reading texts at home, review new and old vocabulary and spelling

 Improve your handwriting by copying sentences from a text. Compose simple stories or compose sentences with new or old words

Grammar

1. Review alphabet: Vowels, Consonants, vowel/consonant digraphs, upper and lowercase

2. Punctuation: use of period, comma, question mark, exclamation mark

3. Parts of speech: Identification

4. Nouns: Concrete, common, proper, use of capitals, gender (ο, η, το), number (ένα, πολλά)

5. Adjectives: Agreement with nouns (ο μικρός σκύλος, η μικρή γάτα, το μικρό παιδί)

6. Verbs: Auxiliary verbs: είμαι, έχω (used in sentences), negatives using δεν

7. Verbs in –ω : τρώω, θέλω, πίνω, τρέχω, διαβάζω etc

8. Tenses: Enestotas – Aoristos

9. Irregular verbs in Aoristos

Culture / History

1. Learn Lord’s prayer in Greek, Greek National anthem

2. Ethnic, cultural, religious days: Name days, March 25, October 28, Christmas, Easter

3. Aesop’s fables: What makes fables unique stories? What is the moral of each?

4. History and Religion based activities

Bibliography/Resources

1. Ta apithana molivia C Dhmotikou a,b,c teyhos, link: http://ebooks.edu.gr/modules/ebook/show.php/DSDIM-C105/658/4196,19635/

2. Margarita 3, epipedo 3, Tefhos 3- Text Book and Exercise Book by University of Crete (EDIAME)

3. Mathaino Ellinika 2 (A + B) – Text Book and Exercise Book by Ministry of Education and Culture, Cyprus

4. Paizo kai Matheno , epipedo deftero, tefxos 2, by University of Crete (EDIAME)

5. Mathaino na diavazo, Epipedo Proto, Tefxos 4, by University of Crete

6. Asterias 3 https://www.neohel.com/product/asterias-3-pupils-book-one-volume/

*Parents should provide opportunities for children to use Greek at home


D Grade

Basic Topics

1. my school

2. childrens' stories

3. the olive tree

4. theatre

5. everyone is different

6. Christmas

7. Easter

8. Travels in Greece

Listening and speaking

1. Carry on conversation in Greek based on the topics above

2. Dramatisations: to enhance speaking skills

1. based on stories read or discussed in class

2. based on real life situations (i.e. Let’s go shopping)

3. Supplementary: Songs, poems, word games

4. Oral composition: Students create stories looking at pictures.

5. Oral presentations: Pair or group work – topics to be determined by teacher

6. View Greek videos on Greek mythology

Reading

1. Selected readings from a variety of texts listed above.

2. Practice reading at school and at home from books listed above.

3. Word study: Vocabulary lists, dictionary use, using new words in different contexts,

4. Frequent review to consolidate

Writing

1. Improve handwriting: Copy passages from text

2. In-class creative writing: Write stories consisting of 10-12 sentences on assigned topics

3. Write captions for pictures or own art work

4. Work collaboratively with partner to compose a story or report

5. Dictation of sentences and words from the weekly lesson

Grammar

1. Review alphabet, punctuation Dictionary skills: Alphabetical order

2. Parts of speech: Review nouns, adjectives, articles, auxiliary verbs έχω, είμαι

3. Nouns: -singular, plural, 3 genders, appropriate endings-declensions: orally and in context only (Ο πατέρας μου είναι καλός./ Το

όνομα του πατέρα μου είναι Νίκος / Αγαπώ τον πατέρα μου)

4. Adjectives: Agreement in number and gender with the nouns they modify

5. Verb tenses: Enestotas –Aoristos (regular & irregular verbs)

6. Adverbs of place-time

7. Adjectives: Comparison-Superlative

Bibliography

1. Margarita 4, epipedo 4, Tefhos 4- Text Book and Exercise Book by University of Crete (EDIAME)

2. Mathaino Ellinika 3 (A + B) – Text Book and Exercise Book by Ministry of Education and Culture, Cyprus

3. Mathaino na diavazo, Epipedo Proto, Tefxos 5, by University of Crete

4. Grammata, lexeis, istories, Proto tefxos, by Greek Ministry of Education

5. Asterias 3 https://www.neohel.com/product/asterias-3-pupils-book-one-volume/

*Parents should provide opportunities for children to use Greek at home


Grade E-ST

Basic Topics

1. The environment

2. Life in the city

3. 28th of October

4. Our pets

5. 17th November

6. Exploring friendships

7. Music

8. Christmas

9. Museums and Libraries

10. Science fiction and mysteries around the world

11. Games

12. 25th March

13. Easter

14. Sports

15. Travels

16. Space

 Ancient Greek civilizations: Minoan, Mycenaean. Athens, Sparta.

 Peloponnesean wars, The oracle at Delphi, Myth of Atlantis

 Videos: Μυθολογία

 Map study: review geographical divisions, important islands, main cities, mountains, rivers, seas, foreign borders, ancient sites.

 The products of Greece for trade (olives, oil, cotton, fruit, etc.)

 Suggested project: bristol-board map of Greece, showing cities, geographical divisions, rivers, mountains, products, ancient sites

 History and religion based activities

Listening and speaking

 Carry on conversation with teacher and other students in Greek on a

variety of topics.

 Oral presentation in Greek – topics to be determined by teacher

 Individual and/or group projects, formal and informal

 Supplementary: songs, poems, word games

 View videos relating to mythology

Reading

 Selected lessons from texts selected above

 Word study: vocabulary lists, frequent review

 Dictionary use to find word meanings

Writing

 Improve handwriting skills: Copy passages from text

 Keep a journal: 4-6 sentence diary entries to be written both at home and at school

*emphasis will be on expression, not on correct spelling or grammar

 Creative writing: Write one paragraph consisting of 4-6 sentences

 Dictation: 2 – 3 sentences from story

 Stress correct spelling of noun and verb endings, adjective-noun agreement

 Use of linking words

Grammar

 All parts of speech

 Nouns: Concrete, abstract, ισοσύλλαβα/ανισοσύλλαβα

 All declensions, singular/plural

 Adjectives: comparative degree, agreement with nouns, singular and plural

 Decline adjectives ός, ή, ό, ιά/-υς, -ιά. –υ

 Adverbs of place-time

 Prepositions

 Pronouns

 Verbs: -First and second conjugations

 Past and future simple and continuous tenses

 Active-Passive Voice

Bibliography and resources

1. Mathaino Ellinika 5 (A + B) – Text Book and Exercise Book by Ministry of Education and Culture, Cyprus

2. Margarita 5 by university of Crete

3. Emeis kai oi alloi Epipedo 2, by University of Crete

4. Ths glossas rodi kai rodani Glossa E dhmotikou, Greek Ministry of Education http://ebooks.edu.gr/modules/ebook/show.php/DSDIM-E104/512/3309,13398/

5. Klik sta Ellinika B1 https://klikstaellinika.com/product/klik-sta-ellinika-b1/

https://bibliagora.co.uk/books/learn-modern-greek/greek-courses/klik-sta-ellinika/klik-sta-ellinika-b1.html

*Parents should provide opportunities for children to use Greek at home


Pre-GCSE

Basic Topics

Media Culture and Study

1. Talk about myself and my family

2. hobbies and interests

3. school life

4. my neighnourhood

5. cinema

6. reading

7. university

Sports, leisure and work

1. my favourite sports

2. sports at school

3. out and about

4. My health

5. social life

6. travel and holidays

7. work

Listening/speaking

 Carry on conversations with teacher and other students in Greek on a variety of topics

 Participate in discussions topics studied in class, and extra-curricular topics

 Express feelings, wishes, plans Individual and pair/group projects.

 Formal and informal oral presentations in Greek – topics determined by teacher

 Supplementary: songs, poems, word games

 Videos relating to Culture/History/Geography component

Reading

 Selected lessons from variety of texts listed above: Newspaper, magazines, internet

 Word study: new vocabulary, frequent review, use of dictionary

*It is highly recommended that students purchase a bilingual dictionary

Writing

 Letters: formal and informal

 Compositions consisting of a series of paragraphs on a variety of topics

 Journal: Entries 4 – 6 sentences written both at home and at school

 Dictation of 3 – 5 sentences from reading lesson

 Focus on spelling word endings correctly (πλένετε – πλένεται etc)

 Use of dictionary as an aid in spelling

Grammar

 Review all parts of speech

 Nouns, adjectives: All declensions

 Auxiliary verbs είμαι, έχω e.t.c

 Verbs: Ενεργητική – Παθητικη Φωνή

 Add perfect tenses: (παρακείμενος – υπερσυντελικος)

 Pronouns: Αντωνυμίες Προσωπικές, Δεικτικές, Κτητικές, Αόριστες, Ερωτηματικές.

Culture

 Seasonal topics

 Alexander the Great: early life, his teacher, his conquests, his achievements

 Map study: The conquests of Alexander

 Videos: Excavations at Vergina

 Macedonia

 History based activities

 Archeological workshops twice a year in our school

 Educational trips

Bibliography/Resources

1. Klik sta ellinika B2 https://bibliagora.co.uk/books/learn-modern-greek/greek-courses/klik-sta-ellinika/klik-sta-ellinika-b2-11260.html

2. NEA ELLHNIKA gia to GCSE (text book and exercise book) (E.DIA.M.ME) + audio cd Mathaino Ellinika 5 (A + B) – Text Book and Exercise Book by Ministry of Education and Culture, Cyprus

3. Ellinika me tin Parea mou 2 by University of Crete

4. Photocopies of PRE-GCSE-GCSE material given by the headteacher (school material)

5. Collins Greek-English Dictionary

6. Oxford English-Greek Dictionary

*Parents should provide opportunities for children to use Greek at home


GCSE

Basic Topics

Media Culture and Study

1. hobbies and interests

2. school life

3. my neighnourhood

4. cinema

5. reading

6. university

Sports, leisure and work

1. my favourite sports

2. sports at school

3. out and about

4. my health

5. social life

6. travel and holidays

7. work

Listening and speaking

 Carry on conversations on relevant topics and analyse them

 Participate in discussions in pairs or in groups

 Making questionnaires and interviews

 Express feelings, wishes, plans Individual and pair/group projects.

 Formal and informal oral presentations in Greek – topics determined by teacher

 Supplementary: songs, poems, word games

 Videos relating to Culture/History/Geography component

Writing

 Compositions consisting of a series of paragraphs on a variety of topics

 Journal: Entries 4 – 6 sentences written both at home and at school

 Dictation of 3 – 5 sentences from reading lesson

 Focus on spelling word endings correctly (πλένετε – πλένεται etc)

 Use of dictionary as an aid in spelling

Grammar

 Review all parts of speech

 Nouns, adjectives: All declensions

 Auxiliary verbs είμαι, έχω e.t.c

 Verbs: Ενεργητική – Παθητικη Φωνή

 Add perfect tenses: (παρακείμενος – υπερσυντελικος)

 Pronouns: Αντωνυμίες Προσωπικές, Δεικτικές, Κτητικές, Αόριστες, Ερωτηματικές.

Bibliography/resources

  1. Klik sta ellinika B2 https://bibliagora.co.uk/books/learn-modern-greek/greek-courses/klik-sta-ellinika/klik-sta-ellinika-b2-11260.html
  2. NEA ELLHNIKA gia to GCSE (text book and exercise book)
  3. (E.DIA.M.ME) + audio cd Mathaino Ellinika 5 (A + B) – Text Book and Exercise Book by Ministry of Education and Culture, Cyprus
  4. Ellinika me tin Parea mou 2 by University of Crete
  5. Photocopies of PRE-GCSE-GCSE material given by the headteacher (school material)
  6. Collins Greek-English Dictionary
  7. Oxford English-Greek Dictionary


Edexcel past papers:

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Specification to download and print:

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