The Digital Factory of Multilingualism
The Digital Factory of Multilingualism meets two objectives:
- Capturing learners of French as a foreign language through new offers of innovative services and content.
- Fostering the development of international cooperation in the fields of innovation and language teaching by promoting local and French expertise.
There is not just one but a number of Digital Factories of Multilingualism. Each local version is intended to be a laboratory for experimentation and production dedicated to learning languages through new technologies.
The Yallab pilot project
Launched by the Institut français of Tunisia, Yallab is the first Factory supported by the cultural network. This pilot experiment, currently in progress, takes the form of a laboratory for the production and experimentation of innovative language learning offers. It is supported by cross-disciplinary Franco-Tunisian teams bringing together digital entrepreneurs, experts and researchers from the cognitive sciences, education and French as a foreign language.
Three innovative projects were selected as part of a call for proposals; they are currently in the prototyping phase and from the beginning of 2021 will be tested in six classes in Tunisia before being deployed more widely.
These new learning solutions are aimed at remote learners and offer an accessible, innovative and fun approach to language learning that combines French with local languages, strengthening multilingualism and multiculturalism and offering learners new professional opportunities.