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METIKOS - Informal Language Learning for Immigrants
- Language learning
The project METIKOS is proposing a new methodology for the learning and socialisation of adult migrants in the host country. More specifically, apart from the traditional Greek face-to-face language courses that take place in formal settings, migrants can also learn a language in informal settings. These settings offer the opportunity to practice a language in a non-threatening way and provide flexibility to learners. One method of non-formal language training is the "Language Cafe". More specifically, it offers the opportunity to practice a language in a sociable and friendly way without attending formal classes. In this regard, the project METIKOS offers a free online social space, a "CyberCafe" where people can meet, talk and learn languages together in an informal and sociable way.
The CyberCafe aims to provide a social space for the learning of the language of the host country. In this social space learners will have the chance to practice their skills in the language of the host country. Links on resources are available on the net for their self-study. It also aims to facilitate the online participation of migrants that are having questions or that they want to exchange their ideas with other METIKOS project’s participants in the Language Cyber Cafe.
Through the use of the CyberCafe participants develop their language skills and socialize themselves in an online social environment.
|Title||METIKOS - Informal Language Learning for Immigrants|
|Type of Resource||Other online courses|
|Purpose||Language Learning / Sub-category: Social purposes|
|Online or Blended||Online|
|Target group||Migrants, but everyone interested in the learning of the Greek language and wants to be part of an online community.|
|Evaluation results/ monitoring plan||N/A|
|Recognition or certification of learning||N/A|
|Financing and sustainability model||This project was co-funded by the European Commission. Supported by the DI-XL project related with the dissemination and exploitation of LLP results through libraries.|
|Leading Organization||Action Synergy|
|Contact Person||Kostas Diamantis-Balaskas
Tel: +30 210 6822606
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