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Modern Greek / Year 5 and 6 / Understanding / Language variation and change

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Curriculum content descriptions

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]


  • 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)
General capabilities
  • Literacy Literacy
  • Critical and creative thinking Critical and creative thinking
  • Intercultural understanding Intercultural understanding
  • Personal and social capability Personal and social capability
  • ICT capability Information and Communication Technology (ICT) capability
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