Students Reading the World: Centering Multilingual Learner Experiences in the Classroom STUDENT VOICE ABSENT NARRATIVES

Understanding language orientations helps multilingual speakers to avoid internalizing negative outlooks from racialized language experiences. They can use language orientations to study their classrooms, schools, community(ies), personal beliefs, and ultimately examine the attitudes towards non-dominant languages that they encounter in those settings. They can take action and propose ways in which their communities can build positive environments.