This total immersion class is intended for students aged 4-6. Students attending the class become bilingual quickly and effortlessly by means of a rich and varied curriculum that includes language development, early math and science skills, as well as arts and crafts. The Beginner program is a developmentally-appropriate program that encourages social, emotional, physical and academic development in a supportive and nurturing environment.
This class is intended for students aged 5-6 who have significant exposure to the Greek language at home. Students attending this class are able to use Greek in simple conversational contexts. Thus, on the one hand, the class formally introduces students to the Greek alphabet—its phonemes and letters—and helps them enrich their vocabulary. On the other hand, the class reinforces the cognitive, physical, emotional, and social development of the students by means of a variety of activities that stimulate the children’s interests. all the letters of the Greek alphabet, will be able to count to 100, and will begin to read
This class is intended for students aged 6-7 who have a basic command of Greek. Students in this class begin by learning to break down sentences into words and words into syllables. By the end of the year, students attending the class will know how to read and write simple words and sentences. Instruction will take place by means of a combined use of play, hands-on experience, and a variety of stimulating activities building on the students’ skills and cognitive development, the resources available, as well as the broader socio-cultural environment.
This class is intended for students who have advanced conversational skills in Greek, but are working toward mastering the academic skills of reading and writing. Furthermore, they move beyond the study of phonetics and vocabulary into the study of basic grammar, syntax and semantics. By the end of the year, students are able to respond to reading and listening comprehension questions eloquently and effortlessly.
Adult Class Beginning and Advanced
The Adult Class that is offered at Annunciation Greek School is a mixed ability, full immersion class which is taught using the Communicative Approach to Language Teaching. Thus, interaction between the students and the teacher, as well as among the students, is emphasized as the means but also the goal of study. “Active” “Student Centered” Learning is encouraged in class by means of group work and activities that relate to the students’ individual profiles and interests. By the end of the course, students will be confident users of Greek in simple conversational contexts, and will have developed intermediate reading and writing skills.
Every May, the Centre for Greek Language, Ministry of Education of Greece, organizes worldwide certification exams in Greek Language Proficiency. These exams are open to all candidates regardless of ethnic background, who are learning Greek as a second or foreign language. Successful candidates are awarded with an official certificate (offered at 6 levels A1, A2, B1, B2, Γ1, Γ2) having passed a comprehensive exam that tests the 4 language skills: reading, writing, listening, speaking.