The Importance Of Language And Intercultural Learning

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Component 1; A journal, in digital format, which explores personal, professional and pedagogical insights into language and intercultural learning.
Language is a necessity for everyday life. It gives us the ability to communicate, to express personalities and beliefs to build a more diverse, functional society. It is essential for children to have this ability to appreciate and experience multiple different cultures, as this presents them with many opportunities in later life. I am going to explore the ways in which effective pedagogy, professional understanding and personal insights have an impact to create and intercultural classroom and a class of children with a love for language learning.

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Language is identified as a communicative system involving an active speaker and a passive listener. It’s also regarded as social practise and a way in which social groups constitute themselves. Liddicoat, A.J and Scarino A. (2013). Intercultural language teaching and learning. Oxford, United Kingdom Retrieved from https://www.dawsonera.com/readonline/9781118482094 (Accessed 1st December 2017). However, cultural identities are generally viewed as fixed rather than chosen dependant on language spoken and past heritage, rather than a personal choice or an area that can continue to be developed. Cantle.T (2012). Interculturalism – the new era of cohesion and diversity. Basingstoke, United Retrieved from https://www.dawsonera.com/readonline/9781137027474 (Accessed 1st December
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