Every language conveys and is a vehicle for culture. Taking into account the cultural dimension of the languages present and taught in schools is a fundamental – and particularly delicate – aspect of plurilingual and intercultural education.

Today’s children are exposed to cultural diversity at an early stage, both in a social context and when starting school. The intercultural aspect of school education constitutes a space where children can come together, make contact and interact with difference and otherness. It also contributes to their preparation for community life, their development as democratic citizens and their ability to engage.