Submitted by lime on Mon, 05/27/2013 - 14:53
An essential and complex element of migrant integration into society is the ability to communicate beyond the instructional/survival language by understanding the in-depth social-cultural aspects of the new language.
“Culture is embedded in language as an intangible, all-pervasive and highly variable force. How are we to capture and teach it?”
Crozet & Liddicoat, 1999
LiMe approaches the idea of language learning and teaching of a foreign language for migrants through the LiMe interactive multimedia platform. This platform includes language learning activities and exercises most beneficial for the target group to maximise the language learning / acquisition process. Migrant learners and their teachers can use the platform to develop not only language competences, but cultural understanding as well. The platform makes use of various media forms to support linguistic and cultural integration of migrants into society within five European countries (Germany, Italy, Poland, Spain and the United Kingdom).