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Pluriliteracies for global citizenship
Deeper learning in the foreign language classroom

This project explores how foreign language classrooms may promote global citizenship. The project team will create resources to implement the pluriliteracies framework for deeper learning in order to make the foreign language classroom an inclusive space where students critically engage with global issues.

Working languages of the project: English, French
Project term: 2024-2027
Shortcut: www.ecml.at/deeperlearning
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Why this project is needed 

Our project aims to enrich the language classroom by promoting pluriliteracies for global citizenship, a priority for ECML member states. This re-orientation is crucial because experts are increasingly and convincingly arguing that language learning must change post-COVID-19. Clearly, it is no longer enough to simply focus on communicative competences. What is needed instead is a shift towards deeper learning as a means of facilitating global citizenship.

In an increasingly AI-driven, post-truth world where social cohesion is eroding and democratic principles are under threat, the language classroom must adapt to meet these challenges and become: 

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Envisaged project results

Annotated guides and tools to put deeper learning into practice: a new task model for language learning (= deeper learning episodes); guiding questions, teaching strategies, planning templates and criteria to design, teach and evaluate deeper learning episodes.
Main target group: language teachers at secondary/vocational level.
Deeper learning rationales: videos explaining and exemplifying how the principles of deeper learning can be put into practice.
Main target group: language teacher educators for secondary/vocational schools.

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Launching today, shaping language learning tomorrow: Pluriliteracies for global citizenship

Target groups

Language teachers and language teacher educators for secondary and vocational schools

Educational levels concerned

Secondary and vocational schools

Forthcoming events


Sep 2024

Pluriliteracies for global citizenship: Deeper learning in the foreign language classroom
Network meeting
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How to get involved?

Workshop in xxx 2025

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Do you wish to participate?

Individuals with a special interest and professional background in the topic of this particular project are invited to take up contact with the ECML National Nominating Authority in their country so that they can be considered for participation in the corresponding project workshop.

Project team

Oliver MEYER
Johannes Gutenberg-University Mainz

Merilin ARUVEE
Website correspondent
Tallinn University

Second language documentalist
Swiss Federal University for Vocational Education and Training

Communications officer
Liceo statale “Salvatore Quasimodo” Magenta
LEND - Lingua e nuova didattica

Related resources


Pluriliteracies Teaching for Deeper Learning: 



Meyer O. & Coyle D. (2024), “Recalibrating the Language Classroom for Deeper Learning: Nurturing Creative, Responsible Global Citizenship through Pluriliteracies”, Nordic Journal of Language Teaching and Learning 11(3/23), January 2024, pp. 233-254,  https://www.researchgate.net/publication/377768571_....Pluriliteracie