The present study aimed at investigating the teaching practices and materials, the challenges, as well as the classroom climate in Greek classes offered to adult refugees and migrants in three different regions in Greece. The data were collected through semi-structured interviews with the students and their teachers and classroom observations, which were analyzed through the content analysis method, in the context of the Postgraduate Programme “Language Education for Refugees and Migrants” at the Hellenic Open University, particularly the module “LRM50: Applied Linguistics and Second Language Acquisition.” The results of the study revealed learners’ diversity, teachers’ use of various teaching materials, and practices focusing mostly on the Presentation-Practice-Production (PPP) method and the communicative approach. In addition, it was shown that teachers mainly emphasized speaking skills in a friendly classroom atmosphere, which was in accordance with the learners’ goals. The educational implications that resulted from this study are further discussed and the need for further research to verify these findings is pointed out.

DOI: 10.18848/2327-0128/CGP/v26i01/21-35
ISSN: 2327-0128