February 27, 2015

Year 1 Fijian children's speech, language and literacy

Suzanne Hopf (my PhD student) is in the final phase of collecting data with year 1 students in  Fijian school. She has interviewed and worked with 36 year 1 children, parents, and their teacher. Last year she worked with 40 year 4 children in the same school. We are excited that we will soon be able to commence data analysis to document the skills of these multilingual children.
Suzanne with translator Mrs Salaseini Sauqaqa at the school in Fiji during our Skype meeting