Title: The art of learning the Greek language by adult refugees and immigrants

Authors: Vasiliki Brinia; Kiriaki Petala; Anna Kontea

Addresses: Department of Informatics, School of Information Sciences and Technology, Athens University of Economics and Business, Greece ' Department of Informatics, School of Information Sciences and Technology, Athens University of Economics and Business, Greece ' Department of Informatics, School of Information Sciences and Technology, Athens University of Economics and Business, Greece

Abstract: “The present research explores the role that art plays in learning Greek as a foreign language by refugees and immigrants, but also the obstacles that arise in its use as a means of teaching tool. The quantitative research was carried out through questionnaires and results showed that, teachers support the positive effect of art on all students' language skills. The research questions of the study concern: How does the didactic use of art affect the obstacles that arise during the learning of the Greek language?; To what extent do educators believe that the use of a variety of art forms helps learners to improve their language skills?; How do learners experience the course process when combined with art-related activities?; Does the didactic use of art affect the participation and interest of adult learners?; Are there instances in which the use of art encounters obstacles in its teaching or design?”

Keywords: teaching Greek; art; adults; refugees; immigrants; obstacles.

DOI: 10.1504/IJTCS.2021.114999

International Journal of Teaching and Case Studies, 2021 Vol.12 No.1, pp.75 - 104

Received: 13 Jan 2021
Accepted: 17 Jan 2021

Published online: 10 May 2021 *

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