Modern Greek / Year 9 and 10 / Understanding / Role of language and culture

Curriculum content descriptions

Explain how meanings may vary according to cultural assumptions and perspectives that people bring to interactions and experiences, recognising that such variations impact on intercultural communication

[Key concepts: stereotypes, social norms, values and attitudes; Key processes: analysing, explaining, reflecting]


  • examining existing generalisations relating to different cultures, such as in the classroom or local community, and discussing the variability of reality
  • reflecting on the impact of own values and cultural practices on intercultural experiences, and understanding the importance of mutual and self-respect, for example, understanding concepts such as το φιλότιμο, η τιμή
  • considering how the experience of learning a new language has impacted on awareness of own communicative behaviours and how these may be interpreted by others
  • appreciating that language use can reflect and express cultural identity, that many languages exist in Greece, Cyprus and Australia and that many people are multilingual and value this as part of their identity
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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