Child Language Brokering in School
In this project we wanted to learn more about Child Language Brokering (CLB) in school settings. CLB usually involves the child mediating between two or more languages for family members who can't speak the national language. We investigated perspectives of teachers in schools in multilingual areas and young adults who acted as language brokers in the course of their own school career. We hoped to gather an evidence base for more sensitive and effective practice and more carefully articulated school policies in schools. The findings from this study will lay the foundation for developing a Guide to Good Practice for the use of Child Language Brokering (CLB) in school settings. We would also like to express our gratitude to the Nuffield Foundation for supporting out work on Child Language Brokering.
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