Assoc/Professor Marisa Cordella, Chief investigator of the ARC Linkage Project, initiated exciting research projects that span all over Queensland. The activities connect young language students with community resources, link up classroom learning with real-life encounters and foster social inclusion of cultural groups and older migrants in Australian society.
The project ‘Connecting classroom 2 communities’ (CC2C*) effectuates students’ awareness of people from different cultural backgrounds they live side by side with, in the context of their own culture. Students from Year 6 to Year 12 were introduced to a series of cultural events within their own community and were encouraged to reflect upon their experience in different ways. Chinese, French, German, Japanese, Indonesian and Spanish learners from eight Independent Schools* located from Toowoomba to Townsville in Queensland were involved in this project, which took place in 2013.
The research project “Language and cultural learning: an intergenerational approach” (LCLIA*) is based on the successful encounters between young language learners and older migrants in Melbourne (ARC Linkage Project: Connecting young second language learners and older bilinguals). At Moreton Bay Boys’ College in Brisbane Year 10 students met with older Spanish migrants on a weekly basis during several weeks in 2013). The research involved investigating students’ language development, students’ attitude towards ageing and migrants’ experience, extending and continuing on results and outcomes of the ARC Linkage Project.
For further information please e-mail Assoc/Prof. Marisa Cordella: firstname.lastname@example.org
*LCLIA and CC2C were funded by Independent Schools Queensland
Project activities 2013
We have been busy in 2013. Presenting at international conferences and publishing our research findings. … Continue reading Project activities 2013
The language(s) of social inclusion
November 2012, Minister for Multicultural Affairs and Citizenship, The Hon. Nicholas Kotsiras launches project DVD … Continue reading The language(s) of social inclusion
Conference presentations – February 2012
Update on project activities! ARC Linkage Project: Connecting younger second language learners and older bilinguals: … Continue reading Conference presentations – February 2012
Successful cross-faculty collaborations: Q and A with Dr Marisa Cordella and Professor Colette Browning
Update on project activities! ARC Linkage Project: Connecting younger second language learners and older bilinguals: … Continue reading Successful cross-faculty collaborations: Q and A with Dr Marisa Cordella and Professor Colette Browning
Conference presentations – December 2011
Between September 2011 and December 2011 the research group presented papers at the following conferences:
– ALAA-ALANZ Canberra Langfest 2011
– 7th Symposium on Discourse Analysis
– LCNAU Colloquium
Final session 2011 at Caulfield Grammar School, Wheelers Hill Campus
The final session for the year 2011 took place on Monday, September 12. It was a true celebration of the achievements and benefits gained during the second year of the project, and the very successful language practice component and the many intercultural encounters experienced associated with the project.
German film excursion
Senior German participants and students of German from Caulfield Grammar School, Wheelers Hill Campus, 3 … Continue reading German film excursion
Excursion to the Museum of Australian Chinese history, Melbourne
Senior Chinese participants and students of Chinese from Glen Waverley Secondary College, 5 April 2011 … Continue reading Excursion to the Museum of Australian Chinese history, Melbourne
“Golden Language Guru” award ceremony for project participants
Sadly Professor Michael Clyne passed away on 29 October 2010 and the Project team and the Monash community deeply mourn our loss.
We as a team will, however, ensure his spirit of enthusiasm for multilingualism and multiculturalism lives on in the project and in future projects.
“Speaking Your Languages”
“Speaking Your Languages”: the Victorian Multicultural Commission Languages Forum was held on Thursday 30 September … Continue reading “Speaking Your Languages”