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  1. 2. <ul><li>link back to Bernstein’s speech and language codes for the influence of language on attainment </li></ul><ul><li>In some Asian households, English isn’t the main language used this causes difficulties in communicating with teachers and reduces the chance for parental support at home </li></ul>
  2. 3. <ul><li>In some Afro-Caribbean households Caribbean English is used, which though at times similar it is very different to English and can be mistaken by teachers as a lack of ability therefore </li></ul><ul><li>White teachers might assume language difficulties are due to them being thick </li></ul><ul><li>White teachers penalise Caribbean English </li></ul>
  3. 4. <ul><li>However though the Swann Report found language was an initial barrier to learning, by the time children with English as a second language reach Key Stage 4 it diminishes </li></ul><ul><li>By C Thompson christhomp@aol.com </li></ul>

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