Literacy in heritage language maintenance

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    Learning how to read and write often takes a backseat in heritage language maintenance. However, in order to reap the full benefits of bilingualism – for the individual and the community – a high level of literacy development is essential. This video provides an overview of the relationship between written and spoken language, and the main challenges in developing minority language literacy to age-appropriate levels. How these can be tackled in community language schools will also be discussed.

    The lecture was delivered by Distinguished Professor Ingrid Piller, Macquarie University, for the NSW Federation of Community Language Schools, as part of its community language teacher training development series.
    Original languageEnglish
    Place of PublicationSydney, NSW
    PublisherLanguage on the move
    Media of outputOnline
    Publication statusPublished - 5 Sept 2020


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