Multi-literacies:  This term was created by the New London Group in 1996 to lay emphasis on the issue of increasing complexity of texts through two related aspects. These two aspects were firstly communications and labour markets were affected due to major shifts which were influences of cultural and linguistic diversity that made language diversity a localized critical issue. Secondly a major shift was experienced due to the influences of new communication technologies. It presented a new multimodal literacy that helped in finding a new way out in the newer world which is an emerging world of meaning.

Multi-literacies represent a form of knowledge with multiple formats and are composed of images, videos, print material and combined forms of digital context which are necessarily to be presented through an equal complex way. It mainly refers to two major aspects of language in present scenario. The differences related to the communications environment in the form of variability of meanings   different cultural, social and domain specific contexts (Cooper, 2013).  This aspect simply states that in present scenario the literacy teachings are not limited to the rules of standard forms of nationalized languages which were the main focus areas in early teaching trends. Instead the learners of today are expected to easily diagnose the differences in meanings of patterns from one context to other in the business of communication and representation. The differences that arise in the communication and representation of different context are due to various reasons such as cultural differences, gender variations, difference in experiences of life, subject matter and domain of learning i.e. social or subject etc.  With exchange of cross cultural differences each meaning changes up to a certain degree.  The second aspect is related to the language that is used in present times emerges in parts from the features of new information and communications media. Now –a- days multimodal meanings are formed that comprises of written-linguistic modes of meaning that includes oral, visual, gestural, audio and spatial patterns of meaning (Walsh, 2009).