This protocol is for a feasibility study and pilot trial of a multilingual support intervention. The intervention’s aim is to improve language training for refugees in Norway by introducing multilingual support assistants using the refugees’ primary languages. The research question for this pilot study is whether a full-scale randomised controlled trial of Multilingual Support is feasible, and if so, in what way. The pilot trial will have two arms, with two-thirds allocated to the treatment group, receiving seven teaching sessions of support per week from assistants who are proficient in the participants’ primary language. The control group will receive the same amount of support but from an assistant without competence in the participants’ primary language.

DOI: 10.1016/j.ijer.2022.101925
ISSN: 0883-0355