On Friday, September 11th, during the CLS Forum (9:00-10:30am) we will be viewing 'Speaking in Tongues', a documentary film about bilingualism and bilingual education programs in the U.S. Following the film, there will be a panel discussion with five Penn State students who have had bilingual education experiences growing up.
- Christopher Champi (Graduate Student in the department of Spanish Italian and Portuguese).
- Elisabeth Polanco (Undergraduate Student in the department of Kinesiology).
- Christian Navarro-Torres (Graduate Student in the department of Cognitive Psychology).
- Carla Fernandez (Graduate Student in the department of Cognitive Psychology).
- Isabel Deibel (Graduate Student in the department of Spanish Italian and Portuguese).
Please join us!
About the film: Speaking in Tongues
"At a time when 31 states have passed "English Only" laws, four pioneering families put their children in public schools where, from the first day of kindergarten, their teachers speak mostly Chinese or Spanish. Speaking in Tongues follows four diverse kids on a journey to become bilingual. This charming story will challenge us to rethink the skills that Americans need in the 21st century. Winner of the Audience Award at the San Francisco International Film Festival."