MACEDONIAN LANGUAGE 1
Students in the first grade start with Macedonian Cyrillic alphabet – reading and writing (printing), basic knowledge of grammatical rules and some punctuation characters. Depending on the children’s personal development in the course of the year, they are also taught how to distinguish between the Cyrillic and Latin alphabet and slowly move on to cursive handwriting. Stories/poems (lectures) are included in each of the sections. As the students progress, grammatical concepts are introduced and reinforced along with analysis of Macedonian literary works.
MACEDONIAN LANGUAGE 2
In this grade, the students continue studying basic grammar and literature concepts, while strengthening their reading/writing/organization skills. They are encouraged to start writing small texts, as well as read books which are part of the Macedonian state schools reading lists. Students also begin doing book reviews, orally and as written creative texts.
MACEDONIAN LANGUAGE 3
In the third grade, the students advance their knowledge of grammar, and start learning more complex methods of expression in their writing texts. They continue reading books from the suggested reading list as part of the course and other types of texts such as non-fiction are included.
MACEDONIAN LANGUAGE 4
In the fourth grade, students are focused on studying grammar in more detail and they also enrich and build up their vocabulary. As part of that they have book reports, and creative writing texts (essays where they should express their thoughts in more “mature” language). In fourth grade, they also study basic rules of orthography and pronunciation as essential part of the course
MACEDONIAN LANGUAGE 5
The fifth grade course encompasses a more complex view of grammar and some specific rules, use of build-up vocabulary, ability to write creative texts, and ability to understand larger and more complex books.