Language support in everyday kindergarten activities using dialect and standard languages (SpriKiDS)
In the Lake Constance region, an area characterised by dialects, education approaches are posed with the question of whether it makes more sense for a teacher to communicate with pupils in dialect or in standard language, especially when dealing with multilingual children.
The research project «Language support in everyday kindergarten activities using dialect and standard languages» (SpriKiDS) seeks to compare the effects of using dialect and standard language, examine the impact of language development support and analyse the linguistic progress made by the children observed. It does this by means of video observation, language level assessments and questionnaires. The project’s concept for wait list control groups includes cross-border further training courses for the educators involved, Here, the educators are taught about strategies for incorporating language development support into everyday activities.