TalkTogether | Supporting Oral Language Development | A programme of research funded by UKRI-GCRF
TalkTogether is a UKRI GCRF-funded research project based at the Department of Education at the University of Oxford, the University of the Philippines (Diliman, the Philippines), The Promise Foundation (Bangalore, India), the Interactive Children's Literacy Programme (Metro Manila, the Philippines) and Georgia State University (USA).
This international collaborative project looks at oral language development in young children aged 3-6 in urban poor areas of India and the Philippines.
A foundation of strong oral language cascades to improved reading and writing in school, and beyond. We aim to use a mixed-methods approach to map the language experiences of young children in multilingual settings. We also aim to co-develop with cultural actors interventions that draw upon local oral language traditions. New ways of assessing children’s oral language is another aim. Here, we wish to add ideas to a toolkit for teachers and learning assessments that are used at scale.