The “Curriculum for Primary Schools”, which was first developed in October 1990, with Tassos Karantonis being the Chair.
Source: Image by Mouratidis, M. K. 2016. What time has not erased... Toronto: Greek Community of Toronto, p. 356.
Greek in Canada is dying out
In the excerpt, the death of Canadian Greek is predicted over the next twenty
years, as the second generation immigrants does not encourage their children
to attend Greek schools or use Greek at home.
RES.: Do you think the maintenance of the Greek
language today in Montreal is very important to us?
AN.: For us, for the elderly people, that’s the way
it is. Our children see it differently. Unfortunately. But you will tell me
now for how many years we, the elderly, will live. That is why I would like
the Greek language to be kept abroad, because when the elderly die, it will
die out completely. Few... very few children, as far as I know at the age of
my children, send their children to the Greek school. And in spite of this,
they speak English at home. When my children were young, their father and I
forbade them to speak any language other than Greek at home. So, they learnt
Greek fluently. But unfortunately today, things are different. I estimate that
in 20-25 years from now you will not hear a Greek word abroad. At least here.
In Ontario, it’s even worse. There, they speak Greek neither at home nor in