Community Languages and Activities App

Project Details


The idea of this project builds on one that was completed by the coordinating partner called linguacuisine (coordinator, Dr. Paul Seedhouse) however the aim will be to facilitate intergenerational, and intercultural exchange and learning of heritage languages and cultural activities of immigrant communities (that go beyond cuisine). The project will enable the learning and exchange of languages and cultural activities between generations, cultures and countries by means of digital technology. The project team will develop a free smartphone and tablet app which involves task-based language learning that include the demonstration of culturally relevant activities (e.g. sewing, henna tattoos, dances) typical of four immigrant communities in the heritage language. Materials will be produced by the immigrant communities, but the infrastructure will be freely available to all communities worldwide who wish to promote their cultural activities and languages thereby ensuring that the concept is fully scalable. There will also be an online community supporting online intercultural exchanges.
Effective start/end date1/10/1931/08/22

Collaborative partners

  • Newcastle University (lead)
  • Bogazici University (BOUN)
  • Cultura Saatio- Foundation
  • University of Helsinki - Helsingin Yliopisto
  • Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB)


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