LiMe – Languages in Media is a language and migration integration project targeted at language teachers and speakers of other languages, especially migrants. The activities have been funded in support from the European Commission (Project N° 530866-LLP-1-2012-DE-KA2-KA2MP) and the consortium consists of six organisations from 5 European countries (DE, ES, IT, PL and the UK). The project identified strategies to help adult language learners and those who deal with the integration of adults into society to understand the language in context and how the language of media can help learners to develop an understanding of cultural awareness which leads to better integration.
LiMe project outcomes assist the integration of migrant learners into the host community through innovative language and cultural learning resources. These resources specifically take advantage of the contemporary and authentic nature of published media. Both language teachers and migrant learners will find the tools very helpful.
LiMe Learning Platform: collection of learning resources from media (press, advertisement, radio, television, internet, etc.) for language teachers and learners of DE, EN, ES, IT and PL based of the latest methodologies. Each resource found on the platform includes lesson plans and interactive exercises for the CEFR levels A2, B1 and B2. Registration for the platform is free for both teachers and learners - click here to get started now.
LiMe training package for language teachers, teacher trainers and professionals who work with migrants. It includes: information on the relevancy of media in foreign language teaching and how the teachers can utilise the LiMe platform and learning materials, as well as lesson plans including warm-up and extension activities.
LiMe Training Course which is based on the training package. The several-day course familiarises teachers with the training materials, learning platform along with the latest methodologies in media-based language learning. At the end of the course language teachers should develop and adapt lesson plans for a media-enhanced foreign language classroom. For more information, please contact the project Coordinator Volkshochschule im Landkreis Cham e.V.
The consortium aimed to gain a better understanding of socio-cultural elements of language learning within the media context, as well as, identification of commonalities and differences in countries in order to understand one another’s culture, educational settings and to develop a more tolerant society.
The final celebration of the project activities is in Caceres, Spain. The one-day event on March 17th brings together teachers, teacher trainers, stakeholders responsible for language policies, non-governmental organisations and students who all have a keen interest on the application of media and ICT in the foreign language learning process.
For more information on the project and outcomes, please visit the LiMe website: www.languages-in-media.eu