O National Council of Teachers of English (NTCE), dos Estados Unidos da América tem apostado nas novas "literacias" ou alfabetizações que podem, naturalmente, favorecer o desenvolvimento das competências linguísticas. Há, inclusive, uma "declaração" sobre o assunto que foi aprovada em 2008 pelo seu Comitê Executivo: "The NCTE Definition of 21st Century Literacies".
Leia abaixo a declaração:
"Literacy has always been a collection of cultural and communicative practices shared among members of particular groups. As society and technology change, so does literacy. Because technology has increased the intensity and complexity of literate environments, the twenty-first century demands that a literate person possess a wide range of abilities and competencies, many literacies.
These literacies—from reading online newspapers to participating in virtual classrooms—are multiple, dynamic, and malleable. As in the past, they are inextricably linked with particular histories, life possibilities and social trajectories of individuals and groups.
Twenty-first century readers and writers need to:
Develop proficiency with the tools of technology
Build relationships with others to pose and solve problems collaboratively and cross-culturally
Design and share information for global communities to meet a variety of purposes
Manage, analyze and synthesize multiple streams of simultaneous information
Create, critique, analyze, and evaluate multi-media texts
Attend to the ethical responsibilities required by these complex environments"
Mais informações podem ser obtidas no site do NTCE