Topic 1: Basic Guidelines
Listening & Communicating
It is important to understand that the students’ ear needs to constantly adjust and accustom to the specific articulation of the foreign language. The more the level deepens, the more the words will be sounding different than what the students may expected, however the mouth will start adjusting to the correct accent and pronunciation, with the help of the teacher.
Exposure to native language constructions and collocations daily, helps the brain memorize the correct grammar constructions or specific vocabulary. It is important that they get used to the rhythm and intonation of the language.
Speaking requires producing a language which is another level of using it. It is important to familiarize the students and let them understand and be able to produce their ideas and thoughts with foreign words and sounds.
It is crucial to keep learning new vocabulary, grammar and sentence constructions. Keep enriching the vocabulary, grammar and sentence constructions as to make students feel comfortable with the Greek language.
Similar to speaking, writing requires the production of your own text. And it can help you enhance your language learning as producing a written text entails quite an engagement with the language as the learner has the time to think about all the vocabulary and grammar rules.
For successful communication language is meant to be spoken, hence writing is not a central skill when it comes to everyday communication skills. Yet, basic writing skills do help improve your general language learning and need to be developed as to reach a satisfactory competence at this level.