Teachers working with multilingual children need to find out as much as possible about their language background. However, building a language profile of learners’ multilingual language experience can present a number of challenges.
The aim of the Q-Bex project is to work with researchers and practitioners to establish a consensus regarding what aspects of the multilingual language experience we need to measure in school settings and for what purpose. In the initial phase of the project the focus is on working together with teachers to identify how best to obtain the relevant information, and to agree procedures and methods to do so. This process will only succeed if it is co-constructed as a genuine collaboration between researchers and practitioners.
We invited representatives of the teaching profession in the UK to contribute to a scoping workshop in January 2020, to inform the design of a Delphi consensus survey. The survey was opened for participation from teachers across the world.
If you would like to register your interest for participation in the validation of the new online questionnaires, please watch this space.