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SPEAKING IN TONGUES
Posted By admin On August 25, 2010 @ 8:00 pm In All,Highlights,Videos | No Comments
Monday, August 30 at 10 p.m.
Our idea in making SPEAKING IN TONGUES was to showcase a world where communication barriers are being addressed. An African-American boy from public housing learns to read, write, and speak Mandarin. A Mexican-American boy, whose parents are not literate in any language, develops professional-level Spanish while mastering English. A Chinese-American girl regains her grandparents’ mother tongue–a language her parents lost through assimilation. A Caucasian teen travels to Beijing to stay with a Mandarin speaking host family. Their stories reveal the promise of a multilingual America. Each kid’s world opens up when they start learning two languages on the first day of kindergarten; each is developing both bi-cultural and bi-lingual fluency.
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