Thursday, May 12, 2011

Speaking in tongues, documentary

Yesterday I mentioned language acquisition.  Later I came across a documentary that follows four kids  and their journey to become bilingual:

"Filmmakers Marcia Jarmel and Ken Schneider follow four public-school children and document their experiences as they learn second languages in this compelling film that puts a human face on the often-fiery debate over bilingual education in America. Two children born outside the United States are placed in immersion programs to learn English, while two native English speakers enroll in classes taught in other languages" (Netflix)

“Speaking in Tongues is a film that needed to be made. With insight and the appeal of children, you have brought alive the vast capability of kids to learn languages and the impact of doing so early and thoroughly. As English grows in use around the globe, you provide a case study in overcoming our linguistic egotism and help show multiple benefits of bilingual education.”

I am definitely putting this on my must watch soon list.  Stay posted for a review. 

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