Modern Greek / Year 9 and 10 / Understanding / Systems of language

Curriculum content descriptions

Use pronunciation rules and apply features of spoken Greek such as intonation, stress and rhythm to polysyllabic words, and extend to more advanced spelling and punctuation rules

[Key concept: sound and writing systems; Key processes: applying, expanding]


  • recognising that pronunciation, rhythm and tempo help in making meaning in interactions and applying this knowledge to own communication
  • comparing English and Greek sounds and spelling to support pronunciation of familiar and unfamiliar words and expressions, for example, astronaut/αστροναύτης, school/σχολείο, mathematics/μαθηματικά
  • using accentuation correctly and with appropriate pronunciation, for example, τσάι, παίχτης, οικόπεδο
  • applying appropriate pronunciation of ια, ιε, ιο, ιό, ιου with different preceding letters
  • recognising that the sound ‘I’ is represented by the following letters, depending on the context: I , ι, H, η, Y, υ, Eι, ει, Οι, οι
  • recognising the different pronunciation of the digraphs/diphthongs, for example, αυ - αυτοκίνητο and αυλή, ευ - ευχαριστώ and ευγενικός, μπ, ντ, γκ, γγ, τσ, τζ
  • recognising that double letters in Greek sound the same in most cases, for example, ιππόδρομος, Γιάννης
  • building phonic awareness by using and experimenting with sounds and rhythms, for example, γέρος, γερός
  • reinforcing pronunciation, phrasing and intonation skills by reciting and repeating words and phrases in context
  • recognising the role of stress and rhythm in creating emphasis
  • using appropriate spelling and punctuation in a range of written texts
General capabilities
  • Literacy Literacy
  • Critical and creative thinking Critical and creative thinking
ScOT terms

Greek language

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