Magicc: Modularising Multilingual and Multicultural Academic Communication Competence

Project coordinator: Brigitte Forster Vosicki (University of Lausanne)

Researchers at the University of Jyväskylä: Marita Härmälä (Centre for Applied Language Studies), Teija Natri and Anne Räsänen (Language Centre)

Duration: 2011-2014

Funding: EU Lifelong Learning Programme


The MAGICC project is of interest to higher education students, teaching staff, faculties, policy makers and employers because it:

    • describes and conceptualises multilingual and multicultural communication competences including first language(s) for the higher education level
    • complements the Council of Europe's Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR)
    • provides transnational tools for integrating academic, intercultural, and life-long learning dimensions in the graduate's multilingual repertoire building
    • enables shared understanding of reference levels and transnational harmonisation of alternative forms of assessment
    • supports recognition of students' multilingual and multicultural profile, and renders it visible to third parties

More information: http://www.unil.ch/magicc

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