The European Centre for Modern Languages and Moscow State Linguistic University (MSLU
) have signed a Memorandum of Cooperation. focusing in particular on the project “Digital citizenship through language education
”. The agreement formally renews cooperation between the ECML and MSLU for the duration of the Centre’s “Inspiring innovation in language education: changing contexts, evolving competences” programme (2020-2023) and offers a valuable way of promoting expert contacts between the ECML and MSLU.
The Digital citizenship project seeks to help learners become digital citizens and develop the capacity to use digital media critically, creatively and autonomously in several languages.
At an initial online meeting of representatives from the project team and MSLU, ideas were exchanged on how synergies can be developed and the expertise of MSLU can best be integrated and utilised in the further development and goals of the project. With a webinar (in June) and a workshop (scheduled for November) coming up as well as a pedagogical framework for the development of digital citizenship and a database of accompanying activities there are plentiful supply of possibilities for involvement and for enhancing the outreach of the project.
It looks like being an exciting and very productive cooperation.