European network “Language learning and social media: 6 key dialogues”

The network represents a unique mix of activities exploring the relationship of language learning and social media in the web 2.0 era: Participatory debates, award-winning competitions, policy recommendations and reports, scientific publications and field studies.

By placing "language learning and social media" at the core of the network, the 14 partner institutions of national, European and international reach will examine 6 key dimensions of this combination. These fundamental dimensions are:

Language learning, social media and social inclusion
Language learning, social media and development of language resources
Language learning and teaching through social media in new EU countries: the case of Romania, Latvia and Poland
Language learning, social media and multilingualism
Language learning through social media: evolution of teaching practices
Language learning and teaching in formal and non formal contexts through ICT 

Each dimension (or key dialogue) is enriched by analysis and exploitation of data related to the topic. Reports, comparative studies, special issues of online journals, field analysis and open competitions complete the range of network outcomes.


january 2010
december 2012
EACEA (505107-LLP-1-2009-1-LU-KA2-KA2NW)
Budget for Barcelona:
38.240 €
Research leader:
Prof. Charles Marx
Research leader at Barcelona:
Dr Melinda Ann Dooly (january - november 2010), Dra. Laia Canals Fornons (november 2010 - december 2012)
Participating universities:
University of Luxembourg, Institut National de Recherche Pédagogique, P.A.U. Education, Radio France Internationale (RFI), UAB, Warsaw School of Social Sciences and Humanities, University of Latvia, University Ovidius Constanta, Romania, College of Foreign Languages, Czestochowa, Poland, ADALSIC, Y.E.S. Forum, University of Turku, Deutsche Welle & Université Stendhal Grenoble III.
Research team from UAB:
Dr Melinda Dooly, Dr Dolors Masats, Dr Núria Vilà, Claudia Vallejo.

Project web page:


  • Antoniadou, V., Canals, E., Mohr, C., Zourou, K. (2011). Young people with fewer opportunities learning languages informally: perceptions and uses of ICT and social media.
  • Dooly, M. (2010) Empowering Language Minorities through Technology: Which Way to Go. eLearning Papers 2(19) april 2010. ISSN 1887-1542.
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