A central debate in second language acquisition research, currently receiving much attention, is that between a linguistic-cognitive view emphasising internal mental processes and a view of languages as separate, autonomous systems and a social view emphasising context and use. Communicative competence extends into intercultural communicative competence with a recognition moreover of the interrelationship between language, culture and possible selves as well as the importance of learner agency within this. The pedagogical framework offers a coherent multilingual and multicompetency approach to language and literacy education adapted to the realities and needs of the modern world. The emphasis on bilingual communication provides a rich context for developing students' knowledge about language, translanguaging skills as well as sensitivity to different cultural perspectives. As teachers became familiar with digital storytelling and saw the benefits it was bringing for their students, they were keen to consider how best to integrate it into their regular teaching and this became a focus within team meetings.