• ISSN: 2155-7993
  • Journal of Modern Education Review

Language Teaching: Discontinuities and Problems in Language Teaching
Going From Kindergarten to Elementary School

Maria Petrou, Vasiliki Giannakopoulou

(24th kindergarten of Ilioupolis, Greece)

Abstract: The purpose of this article is to highlight the discontinuities that arise if one studies the teaching of the language in the kindergarten and the teaching of the language in the first Primary School, mainly through the study of the respective curricula. First we will refer to the curriculum of the Kindergarten, DEPPS and Kindergarten Teacher Guide, presenting the theoretical framework and the proposed activities. Immediately afterwards we will refer to the Teacher and Student’s Books for the first grade and how they deal with the issue of language teaching, theoretical models and practical application. Finally, we will try to answer the question whether there is continuity and common points in the curricula of the two levels both in terms of theory and in terms of practice in the classroom.

Key words: language teaching, kindergarten, elementary school, transition

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