ENLIGHT joint courses

ENLIVE - ENLIGHT Network Language and Intercultural Exchange

This course aims to help students develop their intercultural communication and collaboration skills.

About the course


ENLIVE is a virtual exchange project run by the Espace Langues Bordeaux University. Guided by facilitators, participants engage in weekly synchronous discussions in English as a lingua franca context. Together, students collaborate actively during sessions, build relationships, discuss current social issues and work towards a micro social media campaign. Students may choose from a range of areas to explore, such as gender and education, science in society or health and social media.

Students will select and research a topic from a set of broad areas in order to design and disseminate a social media campaign. 

Potential areas:

  • Climate change and activism 
  • Disability and accessibility
  • Diversity on screen 
  • Gender and education 
  • Health and social media 
  • Sustainability and economy
  • Science in society

Over 6 weeks, students meet in groups of 8-12 participants for 2 hours via Zoom to engage in intercultural dialogue and work towards their social media campaign. They alternate plenary phases where all members of the group are engaged in dialogues and project work in groups.

The social media campaigns prepared by students are shared on the social media platforms of participating institutions.

Student commitment:

  • Facilitated dialogue sessions - 12 contact hours. 6 weekly synchronous sessions lasting 2h00 each.
  • Reflective journaling - 6-24 self-study hours. Participants are expected to complete a weekly reflective journal (100-200 words per week) to demonstrate comprehension of their learning and reflect on their research.
  • Social media campaign - 6-12 self-study hours. Participants are expected to create their social media campaign.
  • Final Speaking Task - 6-12 self-study hours. Participants are expected to make a final reflective video on completion of the exchange.

English is the lingua franca of the exchange. Participants should be able to communicate on a B2 level or above to participate.

Learning outcomes

Students should be able to...

  • discuss current social issues in an English as a lingua franca context
  • develop their cultural sensitivity and global outlook
  • collaborate in international groups to design and deliver a micro social media campaign


Dates and times

Tuesdays 18h00 - 20h00 CET, from 5 November to 10 December 2024 (6 weeks).

Participants will take part in a weekly Zoom session in small groups and in the presence of a facilitator.

Students are guided through their project in stages:

  • Week 1 - 5 November: Getting Started
  • Week 2 - 12 November: Discussing ENLIVE areas
  • Week 3 - 19 November: Defining the project
  • Week 4 - 26 November: Designing the project
  • Week 5 - 3 December: Giving and getting feedback
  • Week 6 - 10 December: Discovering the project gallery


100% continuous assessment

  • 20% Formative - engagement in weekly facilitated dialogue sessions
  • 40% Formative - weekly reflective journal submissions 
  • 20% Summative - social media campaign submission in week 6
  • 20 % Summative - final speaking task submission in week 6


Hannah Vallar and Alexandra Reynolds (UBx)

Teachers and teaching assistants from participating ENLIGHT institutions.


    Practical Details

    Courses – Focus area: Global Engagement
    Study Field: All fields
    Type: course
    Format: Virtual
    Host: University of Bordeaux
    Course dates: 5 November - 10 December 2024 (6 weeks)
    Apply by: Registration to be opened
    ECTS: 3