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Modern Greek / Year 5 and 6 / Understanding / Role of language and culture

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Curriculum content descriptions

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]


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