Evaluating the Role of Multilingual Literacy in the Classroom to support the Implementation of the new Welsh Curriculum (2015-2022)

Lead Research Organisation: Cardiff University
Department Name: School of Modern Languages


The project will evaluate the impact of pilot projects supporting multilingual literacy in a bilingual context in Wales. Since September 2015, Welsh-medium schools within three of the four Welsh educational consortia (CSC, ERW and EAS) have been pioneering multilingual literacy approaches to teaching languages. Research questions:
1. Which are the most effective strategies for embedding multilingual literacy?
2. What is the impact on pupils' confidence and competence in language-learning of a multilingual literacy approach?
3. Can the pilots be rolled out as models for teaching multilingual literacy across Wales?
4. What can Wales learn from multilingual literacy approaches adopted in other bilingual countries/regions?


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Studentship Projects

Project Reference Relationship Related To Start End Student Name
ES/P00069X/1 01/10/2017 30/09/2027
2119903 Studentship ES/P00069X/1 01/10/2018 18/04/2023 Elin Arfon