Connecting younger L2 learners and older bilinguals: Intergenerational, intercultural encounters and second language development.

  • Cordella Masini, Marisa (Primary Chief Investigator (PCI))
  • Browning, Colette (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Huang, Hui (Chief Investigator (CI))

Project: Research

Project Details

Project Description

The significance of the project lies in the development and research of an intergenerational and intercultural model for the utilization of Australia's language resources in second language acquisition. It brings together upper secondary school learners of Chinese, German or Spanish and older speakers of the language, promoting mutually beneficial inter-cultural, intergenerational encounters. Such encounters will enhance second language acquisition outcomes for the young language learners. For the older participants these encounters provide opportunities for greater social engagement, resulting in an enhanced sense of empowerment, well-being and self-esteem.
Effective start/end date4/01/1031/12/16


  • Australian Research Council (ARC): AUD162,090.00
  • Australian Research Council (ARC)
  • Australian Research Council (ARC): AUD160,014.00
  • Victorian Multicultural Commission (VMC): AUD30,000.00
  • Department of Education and Training (Victoria): AUD45,000.00
  • Independent Schools of Victoria: AUD24,000.00
  • Council On The Ageing
  • Monash University