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In a nutshell

Why use PluriMobil?

PluriMobil is a teaching tool that offers practical resources to teachers (primary to upper secondary school), teacher trainers, international officers and other stakeholders. It helps them to support the plurilingual and intercultural learning of students at all stages of a mobility project: before, during and after. 

What are the aims of PluriMobil?

PluriMobil fosters plurilingual and intercultural education. We aim to develop students’ ability to discover other languages, cultures and people, and new areas of knowledge. We hope that their mobility activities will also be part of their personal development as individuals. To this end, PluriMobil’s pedagogical tools aim to 

  • improve students’ communicative and plurilingual skills
  • enhance their intercultural competence 
  • expand their language awareness and language learning strategies
  • enable the vocational school students to communicate effectively in a variety of work-related settings 
  • develop teaching skills (in the case of student teachers)

PluriMobil consists of:

PluriMobil handbook
It explains why it is necessary to support learning mobility. It also demonstrates how to use lesson plans in different types of school.
Download the handbook
(also available in French)

A quick start guide
PluriMobil in a nutshell.
It is a concise instruction manual for teachers and teacher trainers who use PluriMobil for the first time.
Download the quick start guide
(also available in French and German)

Five sets of lesson plans
for 5 target groups. They provide an array of practical activities and ready-made resources that support a mobility experience.
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Lesson plans and mobility scenarios

Our lesson plans support students throughout the entire mobility process, which includes the preparatory phase, the period during mobility and the post-mobility programme experience. We call this a "learning scenario" approach.


  • define their own cultural identity: Who am I?
  • prepare for a mobility experience imagine what it will be like
  • learn how to communicate in a foreign language
  • plan how to improve their language learning
  • prepare materials they are going to use with their peers in the host institution


  • practise their L2 skills
  • observe and collect examples of intercultural encounters
  • keep a portfolio or a personal diary of what they have experienced
  • interact with peers in the host institution


  • look back at their mobility experience
  • present their mobility to parents and friends in the home institution
  • assess how they improved their language skills

Setting clear goals for the mobility experience

PluriMobil helps to set clear goals, based on widely recognized reference documents, in particular on the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) and the Framework of Reference for Pluralistic Approaches to Languages and Cultures (FREPA/CARAP). It encourages the use of key tools of the Council of Europe, including the European Language Portfolio (ELP), the Autobiography of Intercultural Encounters (AIE) and the European Portfolio for Student Teachers of Languages (EPOSTL).

What kinds of mobility projects does PluriMobil support?

PluriMobil supports all kinds of learning mobility projects:

  • Real life or virtual mobility activities
  • Short (one – two weeks) and longer (a period of months) mobility activities
  • eTwinning projects
  • Exchange of letters of parcels
  • Exchanges between schools or companies
  • Work placements abroad
  • Teaching apprenticeship abroad
  • ...

The PluriMobil resources can be flexibly adapted to multiple mobility projects across all teaching levels.