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Prepare: Task 2

Prepare: Task 2

Defining the concept of linguistic citizenship is multifaceted as it can be interpreted differently. For some people, speaking the predominant language of the country where you live makes you a good citizen. Others, on the other hand, believe that speaking the common language of where you live is very substantive in your citizenship journey, but being proficient in a language does not necessarily mean you are a good citizen.

By completing this activity, you will gain an understanding of how language can be used to categorise citizens according to their linguistic affiliations.

Linguistic Citizenship

Using the following template, read the anecdotes which show how linguistic citizenship can be interpreted differently and answer the reflective questions.