Helping with legal documents
Language: Greek
Participants: local community members, representatives of officials
Location: indoors; conference room equipped with chairs
Tools: colorful cards (A5 format), VR Video, cell phones, VR glasses, projector and screen, markers, colourful sheets of paper, flip chart
Duration: 90 min
Video Title: “Dealing with legal documents” Video A (Looking for a way to communicate), Video B (Overcoming obstacles and hostile behavior, option A and option B), Video C (Creating empathy)


Theoretical Framework:
(optional) short introduction to immigrants culture/ everyday routines, legal system and public offices



  • To familiarise Greek local community with immigrants culture

  • To make the local community more sensitive to the needs of other cultures

  • To build intercultural competences

Goals` taxonomy according to Bloom

A) Cognitive goals:

  • to address a specific situation by using VR movie

  • to understand the situation of immigrants in Greek local communities deeper by total immersion in a semi-real situation

  • to learn about immigrants culture

B) Emotional goals:

  • to ensure emotional security in terms of welcoming New/Different/Other cultures and its representatives to the local community

  • to immerse participants in a semi-real situation and connect it with personal experiences and emotions

C) Psychomotor goals:

  • to deal with particular aspects of the behaviour related to the situation of immigrants using public services and offices
Learning Outcome:
  • a deeper understanding of the situation of immigrants (as applicants) while using different public services and offices
  • building intercultural competencies ready to use in a situation of welcoming immigrants in public services and offices
  • building sense of security in situations related to the topic
Methods Used:

discussion, VR movies, drama, working sheets, active learning methods

Trajectory of the teaching process


The following teaching session aims to introduce the Greek local community to immigrants culture and immigrants needs. During the session, participants will experience and practice different situations related to public services and offices. Throughout VR movies they will immerse into a Greek Law office and meet immigrant as an applicant.

Warm up game: “Name Card” activity.

Presenter shows card with his/hers name written and tells the story about his/ her name by answering the questions:
1) What colour is you name?
2) What is a sound of your name?
3) What meaning has your name?
4) What is a symbol of your name?

Presenter hands to each participant colorful card (A5 format) and asks to create their own card name – also by answering the previous questions. After 10 minutes participants share their stories and present their cards.

Available Activities:
Activity Title Activity Description
Before video watching

Brain storm

Presenter asks participants to tell their first associations with public services and offices that immigrants may need to visit. Presenter writes down all the answers on the white board and starts discussion on the ways that participants and immigrants use the services and facilities - group discusses differences and similarities. Presenter explains misunderstandings and wrong thinking.

Presenter may also address short presentation and comments on immigrants culture.

Video watching

Watching the VR movie “Dealing with legal documents” (A, B and C) does not need any preparatory tasks. However, presenter should make sure all participants understand basics of legal system in Greece.

Presenter divides group into 4 teams. Each team watches different video:
Team 1 – Video A (Looking for a way to communicate)
Team 2 - Video B (Overcoming obstacles and hostile behavior, option A)
Team 3 - Video B (Overcoming obstacles and hostile behavior, option B)
Team 4 – Video C (Creating empathy)

After watching the video presenter encourages participants to share their experience and emotions in the forum.

After watching the video

Finding a solution

Participants stay in teams. Presenter organises separate space for work. Each group sits into the circle. Presenter delivers to each group tasks linked to the vidoe as follows:
a. Write down on green cards all the obstacles that immigrant encountered (consider categories such as: language, dress code, culture issues, ethnicity, social status, economic status, sex, etc.)
b. Follow the rule: one obstacle = one cards
c. Put the obstacles/ cards in the order form the most important to the least important
d. Think over and discuss the ways of overcoming obstacles – how can you help? What can you do to prevent the situation?
e. Write down each idea on the separate blue card and assign as many cards as you need to each obstacle.

After finishing this task presenter asks to discuss the obstacle and ideas in the forum. Teams share their solutions.
Presenter welcomes any questions and discussion.

After watching video

Survival language/ handy dictionary
Participants stay in teams. Presenter delivers to each group two colorful sheet of paper with the following headings written in the middle:
1) “Survival language at public services and offices” – participants are asked to think over and write down language that is essential for both sides to communicate.
2) Handy dictionary - participants are asked to think over, write down and shortly explain terms and expressions needed to deal with basic legal issues.

Participants share their thoughts within the group and write it down. After 15 minutes presenter asks groups to present their work in the forum. Participants try to collect best ideas that appeared during the discussion and write them down.

Sum Up

Sum Up:

Presenter sums up what the group has discussed and learnt during the session. It is time for free questions, too.


Type Description File
VideoVideo A (Looking for a way to communicate)
VideoVideo B (Overcoming obstacles and hostile behavior, option A)
VideoVideo B (Overcoming obstacles and hostile behavior, option B)
VideoVideo C (Creating empathy)