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New Publications And Cd Available From The Department Of Greek Education

New York, NY - The Department of Greek Education of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America is pleased to announce the publication of two books, a student book and a teacher book, which contain a compilation of the Comprehensive Examinations in Modern Greek of the past twelve years (1991-2002). The publication of these books was made possible by a grant from the Stavros S. Niarchos Foundation.

The books include the original tests from 1991 to 2002, over 200 communication tasks for the oral examination of the students, directions for the administration of both the written and the oral tests, and all pertinent forms. An Appendix of the most commonly used words, verbs, and phrases and basic grammar and syntax accompanies the student copy.

The Comprehensive Examination in Modern Greek is a foreign language achievement test that assesses student proficiency in speaking, listening, reading, and writing. Its proficiency level is equivalent to a third year level of most foreign language courses and is written in accordance to the specifications of the New York State Education Department. The material contained in the new publications is appropriate for teaching Modern Greek as a second/foreign language to students in higher grades.

The new publications are offered free of charge to the students of parochial and public schools who are preparing for the Comprehensive Examination in Modern Greek in the tri-state area (NY, NJ, CT) to receive credits in a foreign language. All other community schools are entitled to one set upon request.

The "Listening Parts" Recorded on 6 CDs

In addition to the books, the Archdiocesan Department of Greek Education has made available the Listening Part of each Comprehensive Examination in Modern Greek (two examinations per CD). These CDs may be used for home study by individual students and by teachers in their classrooms. Although the books are offered gratis, the six CDs are sold for the price of $25 per set, which includes postage and handling.

For more information or to order the books and CDs please call the Department of Greek Education at: 212-570-3552.