Step 3 Examples of Plurilingual Classrooms

Despite the strength of the ‘deficit’ view of bi and multilingualism, there have been a number of successful positive practical approaches to integration. Here we illustrate just two, both of which involve ways of breaking down barriers between the languages involved in the education process. For a more detailed explanation of this approach, and further examples you can read Professor David Little’s chapter on ‘Languages at School’ in “The Multilingual City, Vitality, Conflict and Change” (2016)