In the context of migration many families find it neccessary to learn new languages and maintain their mother tongues. Many such families use digital media to support learning languages and different language skills, such as reading and writing. At the moment, we do not know in detail how this is accomplished and what digital media family members use to develop their language skills. In the project DigiFam we investigate how adults and children in families with migration background in Luxembourg make use of various digital media to learn languages and literacy. DigiFam is a mixed-methods study, in which the research team employ a large-scale survey, focus group interviews and qualitative case studies.

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

People

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