There's a school in Cardiff, the capital city of Wales, where more than twenty languages are spoken. That's a truly multicultural school!

This video is part of our Word on the Street series. Word on the Street is an exciting new English Language teaching programme co-produced by the BBC and the British Council.

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How many different languages do students at your school speak? Do you speak different languages at home and at school?

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Nastya_D 26 February, 2013 - 16:07

Hi! I would like to tell that it was really great to see this video and to know more about British coulture. In my school all students are speaking Russian and English at the lessons. Sometimes people of other nationality are starting to speak their language, but it's really unusual situation, and nobody anderstand them. But I know one russian girl, who moved to Britain when she was 7. At first, it was very hard for her to speak English everywhere, so she where talking Russian at home with her mom. Now she is happy to live there and when she came to Russia 2 years ago she understand that she has forgotten a lot of russian words and that it's easier to her to talk in english.

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LoginovaJulia 26 February, 2013 - 15:44

This video shows how immigrants live in UK. Sometimes immigrants has a really hard life for a first time in new country. For example Sunny's father - Avinda can't find job. But such people try to be a part of new society in new country. I think immigration is not bad progress, because some people forced to leave their country and citizens should help to those people and be more tolerant.

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PoliaGluhova 26 February, 2013 - 15:03

Thaks for video!
I don't know who speak different laguages at my school. And I don't speak another languages, except for on English lessons and at home with my mother we speak English sometimes.

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GrinchikGrinchik 26 February, 2013 - 09:27

This video shows how the Welsh immigrations live. Many people from different countries such us Jamaica, Zambia arrived in Cardiff many years ago. They live in the capital of Wales for a long time. The immigrants have different traditions which make the life in the city more interesting.

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Konstantina 22 February, 2013 - 14:35

At my school students speak around 8 languages.For example italian,arabic,albanian,french,german,moldovan,finnish.

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Demy 5 March, 2013 - 15:24

Hi Konstantina. How are you? You have very beautiful name! I have one friend with this name. Are you from Greece?

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JoEditor 22 February, 2013 - 19:49

Hi Konstantina,
Wow! That's a lot of languages! Can you speak all those languages as well as you speak English. That's great! Congratulations to you and your classmates!
Jo (LearnEnglish Teens Team)

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Sunday Moon 13 January, 2013 - 20:26

When I was a student, we only spoke Spanish, but now, there's a lot of people who speak another languages like arabic, english, russian and french.

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myownd1 8 January, 2013 - 11:35

In Ukraine we have a second unofficial language - Russian language. So 70 % of the people can speak it, but unfortunately only 40% of the population speaks Ukrainian language. So it's a kind of weird indeed...but nevertheless at home we speak our national language.

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Siju1D 10 December, 2012 - 15:33

Primary students speak spanish and english, middle and high school students at my school speak spanish, english and french (I am from Colombia)

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20sep_fm 28 October, 2012 - 10:26

First, I would like to say thanks for this video.
Refer to the question, my answer is only one language, bahasa. I live in Jakarta, and most of people who lives in Jakarta speak bahasa. But people who lives in another province, they speak local language. For example people who lives in West Java speak Sunda language, in North Sumatera speak Batak language, etc. Indonesia has 33 provinces and each province has its language. And it's surprised because each province has more than one languange. For example north sumatera has batak toba language, batak karo languange, etc. My parents came from North Sumatera, in their young age, they live in Medan (the capital city of north sumatera) and school in Medan. In the school they spoke bahasa, but when they back to their home, they spoke batak language.

I can speak little Batak language. I sometimes speak Batak when I met people from north sumatra.
I will let you know to say hi to people who from north sumatra, you just say "HORAS"

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Sweet Raspberry 23 July, 2012 - 15:19

The students at my school don't speak others languages (at least the persons I know).
I don't speak differents languas at home and at school, but my aunt and I ,sometimes, talk in english.

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