Modern Greek / Year 9 and 10 / Understanding / Language variation and change

Curriculum content descriptions

Reflect on the dynamic and ecological nature of language, recognising that Modern Greek still uses some words and phrases from earlier Greek versions of its language, and that all languages influence each other

[Key concepts: dynamic systems, impact; Key processes: analysing, reflecting]


  • examining traditional and contemporary Greek texts and identifying expressions still in use today, for example, Εν τω μεταξύ
  • recognising how English is modifying Greek language use in particular spheres, for example, language used in the entertainment industry, films and television programs, or language used to express modern concepts, for example, το ματς, το φαστφουντάδικο , να μπω στο ίντερνετ, σε φόρουμ , κάνω τσατ/τσατάρω or language used to keep up with trends, for example, ρελάξ , OK, κουλ
  • recognising that language changes over time, for example, by viewing Greek films in historical settings and those in contemporary settings and discussing the language used
General capabilities
  • Literacy Literacy
  • Critical and creative thinking Critical and creative thinking
  • Intercultural understanding Intercultural understanding
ScOT terms

Greek language

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