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Multilingualism and Diversity in the Classroom-a student’s perspective

Updated: Jan 8, 2023



Learning with people from various backgrounds and cultures present in the classroom gives students a more comprehensive understanding of the subject matter.

The ability to speak multiple languages or use multiple languages is called Multilingualism. The diversity of students’ skills in a classroom helps each other enhance their skills and gives a better study environment to learn and adapt to new things.

There are multiple benefits of multilingualism in a student’s life. It helps understand the other peers better and gives the students a more diverse social experience. It helps in future career prospects, improves memory, and helps students’ brains become adaptive to learning new linguistic skills. Social scientists study how diversity in the classroom leads to students’ increased cultural understanding, more vital critical thinking skills and enhanced creativity, better preparing them for adulthood and their future careers.

A multilingual classroom may consist of children who speak more than two languages and children from different backgrounds or cultures. Fortunately, our University, MIE-SPPU Institute of Higher Education, has students of 14 nationalities who speak several other languages, and this exposure gives us diverse knowledge and experience of various cultures.

Learning with people from various backgrounds and cultures present in the classroom gives students a more comprehensive understanding of the subject matter. It also teaches students how to use their strengths and viewpoints to contribute to a diverse working environment.

Abdul Rahman (B.A.)

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