Promoting Effective Biliteracy

Chelsea Beck/NPR

The project aims to develop an early screening and training programme to promote balanced bilingual development and biliteracy attainment in early childhood. Using a multimodal approach, we will identify early neural, cognitive, and environmental predictors in preschool years for later bilingual and biliteracy development. We will evaluate the neurocognitive effects of different training programmes on enhancing biliteracy development. The knowledge gained from the project will broaden our understanding of the neurocognitive development of language and reading networks in young bilinguals. The findings will have significant implications for early screening and effective training for promoting balanced bilingual and biliteracy development.

Ongoing project:

  • Promoting Effective Biliteracy in Early Childhood: A Systematic Screening and Training Programme for Balanced Bilingual Development - funded by Singapore Millennium Foundation
Chiao-Yi Wu
Chiao-Yi Wu
Lecturer
Lead for SoL in Emerging Skills

Chiao-Yi is a cognitive neuroscientist and currently an academic faculty at the National Institute of Education. She loves learning languages and is enthusiastic about how human brains learn language and reading.

Michelle Yap
Michelle Yap
Research Assistant
Lin Hsin-Yu
Lin Hsin-Yu
Research Associate
Annabel Chen
Annabel Chen
Professor of Psychology
Lab Director

Dr. SH Annabel Chen is a clinical neuropsychologist, and currently a Faculty member of Psychology at the School of Social Sciences.

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