Heritage language literacy support at primary level – are YouTube and Apps the answer?

The project is funded by the UK Literacy Association.

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The project will involve questionnaire research with heritage language families with children of primary school age, exploring how they use technologies to support heritage language literacy development.

This will be followed up with ten in-depth family interviews, which will provide more detail on the individual families’ literacy development journeys.

The research will explore the availability of technology as well as how this technology is used and perceived by the families and the balance between formal literacy development (eg for religious purposes or formal language “lessons”) and literacy for pleasure (eg games or reading for pleasure).

Principal Investigator


UK Literary Association

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