Modern Greek / Year 7 and 8 / Understanding / Language variation and change

Curriculum content descriptions

Understand that Greek, like all languages, varies according to participants, roles and relationships, context and culture

[Key concepts: variation, register; Key processes: noticing, comparing]


  • examining differences between formal and informal language in social interactions such as greetings, introductions and farewells, for example, Γεια σου Γιάννη/Γεια σας παιδιά, Με λένε Μαρία, Καληνύχτα σας
  • recognising that language use varies according to context and situation, and variables such as gender, age and the relationship of participants, for example, language used with friends compared to language used in formal situations such as meeting a friend’s family for the first time
  • observing and noticing cultural differences in informal and formal situations and interactions, for example, at a Greek celebration such as a festival
General capabilities
  • Literacy Literacy
  • Critical and creative thinking Critical and creative thinking
  • Intercultural understanding Intercultural understanding
  • Personal and social capability Personal and social capability
ScOT terms

Greek language

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