Please be informed of the official release of www.staellinika.com, a unique digital platform for learning the Greek language and culture.
The platform has been developed by the Secretariat General for Public Diplomacy and Greeks Abroad of the Hellenic Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the “STAVROS NIARCHOS” Foundation Centre for Hellenic Studies at Simon Fraser University (SFU), Vancouver, Canada.
The internet platform is seeking to provide individuals ranging from preschool-aged children to young adults with an innovative and engaging product designed for beginner heritage learners in schools and for individuals at home. The platform can be used either as a stand-alone program to assist schools or to supplement existing curricula.
For more information, please refer to attached documents in English and Greek below.
We have just published a sample scope and sequence for Stage 5 Modern Greek – it can be accessed from the Stages 4 and 5 Modern Greek page.
Please be advised that there is an error on page 139 of the novel “Αμίλητη Αγάπη” (Λότη Πέτροβιτς-Ανδρουτσοπούλου, Εκδόσεις Πατάκη, Αθήνα, 2014) which is used as the 2020-2024 course prescription for the Stage 6 Modern Greek Extension course.
The error refers to the title of the painting “Hector and Andromache” (Giorgio de Chririco, 1912) which is referred to on page 139 of the novel as “΄Εκτωρ και Αριάδνη” (Hector and Ariadne) due to an editorial mistake.
The title of the painting is correctly referred to as “'Έκτωρ και Ανδρομάχη” (“Hector and Andromache”) elsewhere in the novel (e.g. page 102).
It has been brought to our attention that the author has been contacted regarding this and she reassured that the following editions will be error free.
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In order to support you and your students in the preparation for the HSC oral examination, we have added sample speaking questions for Modern Continuers to our website.
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Please find below a list of resources and online tools that can further assist the online teaching of Greek:
1. Through Photodentro (user generated content), the repository of educational resources of the Ministry of Education and Religious Affairs, Greece, you can access e-me for all, an edition of the official version of e-me, where everyone can register. "e-me for all" is a digital educational platform for primary and secondary education that can be used by students, teachers, researchers and educators who do not have access to a Greek School Network account. Access to the platform is given through user registration.
2. The Cyprus Pedagogical Institute (Cyprus Ministry of Education, Culture, Sport and Youth) has made available pdf versions of materials for teaching Greek as a second language. The materials cover topics such as greetings, around the school, family, food, fruit, vegetables, body parts, clothing, weather, animals, house, professions, neighbourhood, means of transport, holidays. The materials can be accessed through the link here, where you can find pdf files of two books, a guide for teaching the materials, flashcards as well as additional worksheets.
3. All the materials for teaching Greek as a second language developed by the Centre of Intercultural and Migrations Studies (Department of Primary Education, University of Crete, Greece) are still available for free access in the link here.
4. The following educational portal offers online games and activities for the teaching of sounds to Early Stage 1 and Stage 1 students: link 1, link 2.
5. StoryWeaver is a platform that provides young students with reading resources in different languages. Under Read and then Languages, Greek can be chosen and you can access a number of illustrated, open-licensed children's stories in Greek. The digital platform can be used not only to read a story, but also to create, adapt and translate new stories.
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