In recent years, the definition of basic competences has evolved accordingly, to include Media Competence or, more precisely, Mediation Competence. This dimension comprises, for example, not only the ability to transform information from one source into another (e.g. from a statistical table into a written text), but also the “translation” of content or “meaning constructed” between members of different groups (age groups, discourse communities, representatives of different language conventions and styles or groups with differing levels of expertise) – even including between speakers of different languages. Mediation competence, therefore, is at the heart of communicative competence, since it involves the ability to adapt one’s message according to audience, purpose, language mode, text type (genre) and other circumstantial variables.
~Volmer, Helmut Johannes. 2006 Languages Across the Curriculum. Council of Europe. [Internet document available at].

From Romania: mapping a textbook to Production/Mediation according to the CEFR

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