Currently, Europe is undergoing a substantive transformation from an industrial toward a knowledge-based society, which resembles the rupture that occurred with the industrial revolution two centuries ago. Ongoing technological developments have a lasting impact on our daily lives. People are forced to adapt to new social structures by casting off their traditional ways of thinking and living. In this process, the concept of life-long learning has gained a crucial place in modern societies. However, it is obvious that new frameworks for the transmission of knowledge are necessary in order to cope with this challenge.
Concerning the fields of teaching and learning foreign languages, my study has overcome the boundaries between the autodidactic and the traditional teacher-pupil modes of learning. The book as the original object of transmission has been replaced by a modular system, including digital and analogous learning materials. As a result, we are given the opportunity to learn when, how and what we want to. Accordingly, specific learning methods are to be combined to adapt to the needs of the respective individual.