9 February 2009
by Tony Collins, Birmingham Post
Learning their community language outside the home enhances the development of children from minority ethnic groups, according to research led by the University of Birmingham.
The research, funded by the Economic and Social Research Council, found that attending language classes at complementary schools had a positive impact on students.
Complementary schools provide out-of-school-hours community language learning for children and young people from minority groups. They aim to develop students’ multilingualism, strengthen the link between home and the community, and connect them with wider social networks...
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