The Q-BEx is a customisable online tool which teachers, SLTs and researchers can use to better understand the language experiences and language background of bi/trilingual children.

The Q-BEx project in a nutshell

Bilingualism is a world-wide phenomenon, featuring a vast amount of diversity. Researchers, educators and clinicians across the world face similar challenges when it comes to estimating how bilingual an individual is. The tools developed by the Q-BEx project were informed by an in-depth review of existing tools and a consensus among researchers, teachers and SLTs on what aspects of language experience should be measured. We have developed a user-friendly, online questionnaire (and back-end calculators) to return measures of current and cumulative language experience in real time, as well as a number of other measures relevant for developing language profiles of bi/trilingual children. The questionnaire can be customised in many ways to facilitate administration and provide the required level of detail.

The reliability and cross-language validity of this new tool has been assessed using new data from 300 children in 3 different countries. Based on this assessment, we provide evidence-based guidance to inform users’ choice on the level of questionnaire detail most appropriate to your needs.

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