THE MODERN GREEK LANGUAGE CURRICULUM – CHECKPOINT B’ (Regents Level)
The Archdiocesan District Office of Education is pleased to announce the recent publication of the Modern Greek Language Curriculum – Checkpoint B’ (Regents Level). The new Curriculum is the product of a long-term and fruitful collaboration of the Office of Education and the Institute of Modern Greek Studies (Manolis Triandaphyllidis Foundation) of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki.
The new Modern Greek Language Curriculum – Checkpoint B’ is an excellent edition intended for students of the intermediate level. Its structure and content enhances and complements that of Checkpoint A’ Curriculum, published in 2012, by offering a vast majority of topics and thematic units appropriate for the preparation of students for the annual Comprehensive Examination in Modern Greek, which is administered in June of each year.
The Curricula of the Modern Greek Language (Checkpoint A and Checkpoint B) are in compliance with the philosophy and standards on the teaching of foreign languages (LOTE) as described in the New York State Department of Education Syllabus: Modern Languages for Communication. Both Curricula are an invaluable tool for the Greek language teachers as well as for those who seek the experience of learning Modern Greek as a foreign language.
Professor Panagiotis Andreou, a fellow of the Institute of Modern Greek Studies, developed the Curricula under the guidance of director, Dr. George Papanastasiou, and with the collaboration of Mrs. Maria Makedon, director of the Direct Archdiocesan District Office of Education.
The Curricula are offered gratis to teachers and schools. Those interested in placing an order should visit the Office’s website at www.education.goarch.org or call 212-570-3552.