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Modern Greek / Year 5 and 6 / Communicating / Reflecting

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Curriculum content descriptions

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]


  • 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
General capabilities
  • Literacy Literacy
  • Critical and creative thinking Critical and creative thinking
  • Intercultural understanding Intercultural understanding
  • Personal and social capability Personal and social capability
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Greek language

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