Here is a presentation on Paulo Freire's approach to education.
This is a new language teaching model that incorporates important insights from Applied Linguistics which are usually overlooked. Their website says, "LINCDIRE, LINguistic and Cultural DIversity Reinvented, is a 3-year collaborative SSHRC research project between Canada, USA, and France designed to formalize and solidify an international network focusing on linguistic and cultural awareness, and to develop an online environment to foster plurilingualism in North America. The goal of LINCDIRE is to form a partnership among institutions with expertise in different languages and cultures that can allow for the development of a plurilingual theoretical framework." For more information, go to their webpage at the link below.