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News

If you are interested in how to improve video communication with grandchildren, nephews or nieces under the age of 5, check our recent article in The Conversation.

FAQs- Frequently Asked Questions

What is a Heritage Language?

A heritage language (HL) is a language spoken at home that is different from the majority or dominant language. In Australia the majority language is English. Children from migrant families are often raised speaking a HL or a mix of a HL and the majority language. The varied input of the HL and the lack of community support results on a range of HL proficiencies in HL raised children, that can go from very low to high proficiency.

You can find more information about heritage languages in Professor Paola Escudero’s recent paper “Probability of heritage language use at a supportive early childhood setting in Australia” 

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