All the children are sitting in the circle with their teacher. Of the eighteen children here, only one child speaks only the national language, Norwegian. The teacher does not know any of the languages the rest of the class knows and all of what she says to the children is in Norwegian. This is the language they must learn well, so that they can get through their schooling. What seems to be missing is the idea that perhaps being able to speak more than one language is an advantage. This school is often called a multicultural school, because of the many cultures the children have as their backgrounds, and that might be visible through their bodies or their clothing.