"Journal of Education Culture and Society" 2015_2



Drama, Music and Media in Heritage Language Learning


Chryso Charalambous

Cyprus Educational Mission in the UK (office of the Cyprus Ministry of Education and Culture), 22 Stuart Crescent, N22 5NN, London, UK

E-mail address: chriso_ch@hotmail.com


Maria Yerosimou

Department of Music, Goldsmiths University of London, Lewisham Way, London SE14 6NW, UK

 E-mail address: mup01my@gold.ac.uk




This paper discusses the role that drama, music and media can play in heritage language learning. The authors will present findings from a project that took place in a community Greek school in London and explore how creative approaches can enhance students' heritage language learning, by bringing together different disciplines as well as different environments such as school, home and community. The project was part of Critical Connections: Multilingual Digital Storytelling Project, a collaboration between Goldsmiths, University of London and different community and mainstream schools in four countries. 


Key words:

Drama, music, heritage language learning, interdisciplinary approaches, digital media, education


DOI: 10.15503/jecs20152.370.381      pdf full version