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  • Language learning
  • Social inclusion
METIKOS - Informal Language Learning for Immigrants aims to promote the use of informal language learning methodologies for the training of immigrants. The aim of the project is to adapt existing informal learning methodologies (language café, tandem, virtual language café) to the specific needs of immigrants.
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
Date launched 2012
Status (Ongoing, forthcoming) Ongoing
Type of Resource Online courses
Purpose Language Learning
Social inclusion
Online or Blended Online
Learning outcomes
  • The general objective of the project is to promote the social inclusion of the immigrants in EU societies.
  • The specific objective, is to increase the migrants’ skills in the language of their host country.
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
Europass Aligned with basic Europass fields
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
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Tel: +30 210 6822606
Fax: +30 210 6894576
Is this initiative country-specific? If yes, please specify the country No