This module aims to enable students to understand the concepts of social identity, power and discourse and be familiar with key research studies, which focus on these issues within the context of the school.  You should be able them to identify key characteristics of school discourse(s) within a South African context and possess skills enabling you to compare the home discourse of a community with which you are familiar with the school discourse.  You will be sensitised to the existence of different home discourses.  With their acquired values, you should be able to apply this       understanding of the issues of social identity, power and discourse to teaching and learning practices within multicultural language classroom and evaluate language policy within multicultural schools in the light of your understanding of these key issues.