In the context of migration, many families find it necessary to learn new languages and maintain their mother tongues. The recent COVID-pandemic showed how important digital media can be in learning processes. In the DigiFam project, we look at how multilingual, transnational families in Luxembourg use digital media to learn languages and language skills, such as reading, writing, speaking. DigiFam is a mixed-methods study, in which the research team employs a large-scale survey, focus group interviews and qualitative case studies.

At the moment, DigiFam is looking for participants! If you or your partner moved to Luxembourg from abroad, if you are living with at least one child aged 6-11 and if you speak more than one language, we would love to hear from you. If you are interested in meeting the researcher (online or in person) and discussing the ways your family use digital media to learn languages, please send an e-mail to Dr. Maria Obojska:

Principal investigator: Dr. Maria Obojska

Advisors: Prof. Dr. Claudine Krisch, Prof. Dr. Åsa Palviainen (University of Jyväskylä)

Main research question: In what ways and to what extent are digital media used for language and literacy learning in multilingual transnational families in Luxembourg?

Funding: Fonds National de la Recherche Luxembourg, grant number: C20/SC/14640367/DigiFam/Obojska


Dr. Maria Obojska
Social Media Team / Postdoctoral Researcher, University of Luxembourg / Multilingualism in Children More