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Modern Greek Books- Level A1, A2

1. Klik sta Ellinika A1, A2/  Κλικ στα Ελληνικά Α1, Α2 

Innovative textbook for learning Greek as a second/foreign language, available both in printed and in electronic version. It’s based on the New Comprehensive Examination Syllabus, while it implements the modern teaching principles and gets to be continuously enriched with e-material. The book helps in the enhancement of the four communicative skills, while it is equally offered for an efficient preparation of Greek language exam candidates on the A1 level for adult and teenage learners. Finally, the book sets a sound foundation for the next Greek language common reference levels.

2. Greek for you A1, A2/ Ελληνικά για σας Textbook Greek for you A1 is part of the bilingual series for learning Modern Greek as a foreign language Greek for you for adolescents and adults. This bilingual material makes the classroom teaching easier, while at the same time it can be used for self-teaching.
3.Taxidi stin Ellada (Level A1 & A2) / Ταξίδ…

Recommended Greek workbooks & Notebooks (Level B1,B2)

Taxidi stin Ellada (Level B1 & B2) / Ταξίδι στην Ελλάδα B1 & B2


This textbook is the second one of the series «Journey to Greece» for those who are taught and teach Greek as a second or foreign language. The aim of «Journey to Greece 2 - Modern Greek for foreigners, Levels B1 & B2» is to help learners respond to more complex communicative situations, «traveling» through its pages in places of the country, discovering elements of the culture, meeting images and situations from contemporary reality.   The book is constructed by twenty units - lessons. Through a variety of skills related to comprehension as well as production of written and spoken language what is taught is all the grammar, syntax and vocabulary of the corresponding level, according to the curriculum of Athens University for Intermediate (B1) and Upper Intermediate (B2) students and the levels of language learning established by the Greek Language Centre.Klik sta Ellinika (Level B1 & Level B2)/ ΚλικσταΕλλη…

SAMPLE WRITING TEST FOR GCSE EXAMS-HIGHER TIER

Writing Test
Choose either Question 1(a) or Question 1(b).
Mία αθλητική εκδήλωση
1 (a) Σχεδιάζεις να πας σε μία διεθνή αθλητική εκδήλωση με τον Aλέξανδρο, τον Έλληνα φίλο σου, όταν έρθει να σ’ επισκεφτεί.
Γράψε ένα φιλικό ηλεκτρονικό μήνυμα στον Αλέξανδρο.
Πρέπει να συμπεριλάβεις τις ακόλουθες πληροφορίες: ·ποια είναι η γνώμη σου για τις αθλητικές εκδηλώσεις ·τι είδους αθλητικές εκδηλώσεις παρακολούθησες στο παρελθόν ·γιατί είναι καλό να γνωρίζεις κόσμο από άλλες χώρες ·άλλα πράγματα που σχεδιάζετε να κάνετε μαζί, όταν σ’ επισκεφτεί. Γράψε περίπου 80-90 λέξεις στα Ελληνικά. (20) Μαθήματα ελληνικών
1 (b) Μία Ελληνίδα φίλη σου, η Ελένη, ενδιαφέρεται να παρακολουθήσει μαθήματα ελληνικών στο καλοκαιρινό σχολείο που πηγαίνεις κι εσύ.
Γράψε ένα φιλικό ηλεκτρονικό μήνυμα στην Ελένη
Πρέπει να συμπεριλάβεις τις ακόλουθες πληροφορίες
Ποιες δραστηριότητες περιλαμβάνει το σχολείο σουΠώς γίνονται τα μαθήματα ελληνικώνΠοιος είναι ο καλύτερος καθηγητής κατά τη γνώμη σου και γιατίΤί θα μάθει πέρα από την Ελληνική γ…

GCSE Modern Greek resources and books

Content and assessment overview 

The Pearson Edexcel Level 1/Level 2 GCSE (9–1) in Greek consists of four externally examined papers based on the following skills: listening, speaking, reading and writing.

Students must complete their speaking assessment in April/May and all other assessments in May/June in any single year.

Each paper is available at Foundation tier or Higher tier. Students must be entered for a single tier across all papers.

The use of dictionaries is not permitted. For Paper 2 this includes during the preparation time.

Here you can find what you need to take Modern Greek GCSE exams:

Resources

Specification Pearson Edexcel Level 1/Level 2 GCSE (9 - 1) in Greek (1GK0) First teaching from September 2017 First certification from June 2019
download here: https://qualifications.pearson.com/content/dam/pdf/GCSE/Greek/2017/specification-and-sample-assessments/SAMs_GCSE_L1-L2_in_Greek_August_2016_Draft.pdf
Sample Assessment Materials Pearson Edexcel Level 1/Level 2 GCSE (9 - 1) …

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Getting to know Greece- colouring pages for kids

MapofGreece= ο χάρτης της Ελλάδας


·The official name of Greece is the Hellenic Republic.
·Toεπίσημο όνομά της είναι Ελληνική Δημοκρατία (Ελλάς)
·Greece is located in southeast Europe, close to both Africa and Asia.
·Η Ελλάδα βρίσκεται στην νοτιανατολική Ευρώπη, κοντά στην Αφρική και την Ασία.
FlagofGreece= η σημαία της Ελλάδας


·Greek is the official language spoken in Greece.
·Tα Ελληνικά είναι η επίσημη γλώσσα της Ελλάδας.
·Greece is a member of the European Union and uses the Euro as its currency.
·Η Ελλάδα είναι μέλος της Ευρωπαϊκής Ένωσης και το νόμισμα που χρησιμοποιεί είναι το ευρώ.

Homer, The Odyssey- coloring pages for kids

Athena Asks Zeus for Help 

Odysseus has been stuck on the island of Ogygia with the beautiful sea nymph Calypso for the past seven years. Staring blankly out to sea as he sits on the beach, Odysseus is desperately homesick.
Athena intercedes on behalf of Odysseus before her father, Zeus. Zeus relents, and now Athena can put her plan into action. 

Ο Oδυσσέας βρισκόταν παγιδευμένος στο νησί της Ογυγίας με την όμορφη νύμφη Καλυψώ για επτά ολόκληρα χρόνια. Ο Οδυσσέας ατενίζοντας απογοητευμένος τη θάλασσα νοσταλγεί  απεγνωσμένα την πατρίδα του. Η Αθηνά παρεμβαίνει ζητώντας τη βοήθεια του Δία. 

The Descent of Athena to Ithaca 


The goddess Athena decides to intervene and descends to Ithaca, where she meets Odysseus' son Telemachus. Pretending to be a man named Mentor, she suggests the young man to start a search for his father. 

Η θεά Αθηνά αποφασίζει να παρέμβει και κατεβαίνει στην Ιθάκη, όπου συναντά τον γιο του Οδυσσέα, Τηλέμαχο. Προσποιούμενη έναν άντρα, τον Μέντορα, προτείνει στον Τηλέμ…

Connecting words- Classical Greek

The following are very common:

καί                   and

τε*... καί          both...... and

ἀλλά              but

 * This comes second word in a phrase, after the first (or only) word referring to the first of the two items being joined:

ὁ τέ δοῦλος καί ὁ ξένος

both the slave and the stranger

In case the first item consists of just one word, τε and καί end up next to each other:

δοῦλος τέ καί ξένος

both  a slave and a stranger

Let's practice!

Translate into English

ὁ τέ ξένος καί ὁ ἀγγελος σύμμαχοι εἰσιν.

ὁ στρατός οὐ μένει ἀλλά φεύγει.

διδάσκω και μανθάνω




GCSE CLASSICAL GREEK BOOKS

1.Greek Stories
Author: John Taylor and Kristian Waite
Greek Stories is an ideal first reader for students of Classical Greek. It offers 100 self-contained passages of manageable length, chosen for their intrinsic interest and adapted from a wide range of ancient authors.
2. Greek to GCSE: Part 1 &  Part 2
Author: John Taylor
This textbook has become a standard resource for students in the UK and for readers across the world who are looking for a clear and thorough introduction to the language of the ancient Greeks.
3. OCR Anthology for Classical Greek GCSE
Author: John Taylor
This is the OCR endorsed publication from Bloomsbury for the Greek GCSE set text prescriptions examined from 2018 to 2023
4.Vocab Express – OCR GCSE Classical Greek Vocab Express is an online package that engages students to learn vocabulary independently for Modern Languages.