Children’s Voices

The Intercultural Classroom and Language Learning

KS1: ages 5-7KS2: ages 7-11DVD

What does it feel like to be in a classroom when you do not understand the language being spoken around you? What does the culture of a school classroom feel like to a new arrival? What teaching strategies and approaches are most effective in helping young language learners? What simple things can teachers do to make their classrooms welcoming?

This DVD video package focuses on the intercultural experiences of children as EAL (English as an Additional Language) learners and their perspectives when finding themselves in culturally and linguistically unfamiliar classroom situations. Reflecting on their experiences, the children provide fascinating insights into classroom life and language learning.

Teachers will find this an invaluable resource for re-examining their practice when working with EAL learners. It will help experienced teachers, trainee teachers and Newly Qualified Teachers to consider ways in which they can make their classrooms interculturally aware and welcoming to new arrivals. The video is accompanied by supporting notes, which will enable it to be used in a range of professional development contexts.


Items available

    • DVD (£10)
    • Price includes postage.

Order from

Cheshire West and Chester Council

Pat Wright, Support Officer
Achievement & Wellbeing, Children & Young People’s Directorate
Wyvern House, The Drumber

WinsfordCW7 1AH

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