The Resource Speaking in tongues., (streaming video)

Speaking in tongues., (streaming video)

Label
Speaking in tongues.
Title
Speaking in tongues.
Contributor
Film director
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Speaking in Tongues begins with an ordinary first day of public school kindergarten in the USA{u2014}except that the teacher speaks only Chinese. We are in a language immersion class, where, from day one, students will receive 90% of their instruction in Cantonese. Remarkably, their school will test first in English and math among their district{u2019}s 76 elementary schools. Speaking In Tongues will warm your heart and open your mind about the potential of our children to easily learn multiple languages, and what that means for the world in the future. The program is now being used by thousands of teachers, professors, librarians and administrators around the world, and is also influencing education policy reform in the U.S. Congress. This is the only documentary exploring dual-language immersion programs and their influence on students, families and global society. Jason is a first generation Mexican-American whose immigrant family embraces bilingualism as the key to full participation in the land of opportunity. Durrell is an African-American kindergartner whose mom hopes that learning Mandarin will be a way out of economic uncertainty and into possibility. Kelly is a Chinese-American recapturing the Cantonese her parents sacrificed to become American. Julian is a Caucasian 8th grader eager to expand his horizons and become a good world citizen. Using a verité story-telling approach, the film follows the four students as they enter the portal of language and open their minds to new ways of thinking and being in the world. Durrell orders his first Chinatown meal in Mandarin. Kelly learns traditional cooking from her Chinese-speaking grandma. Julian travels to China and bargains for clothes in Mandarin at a Beijing marketplace. While the kids grow in ease and skill with their second tongue, the grown-ups argue. An angry Chinese dad at a school meeting bellows, 2We are in America! We need English!3. To explore these contentious debates at the national level, Speaking in Tongues turns to Ling-chi Wang, a community activist who pioneered efforts to establish multilingual education in the United States. Ling-chi laments the nation{u2019}s stubborn attachment to monolingualism, a phenomenon that masks deeper social tensions about diversity and difference. Employers need employees with multilingual skills, universities spend millions teaching foreign languages, yet the U.S. Congress routinely considers 2English-only3 legislation, and 31 states have already passed such laws. Essential for library collections in: Education, Dual-language, Multicultural Education, Language and Culture, Second Language Acquisition, TESL, Teaching Foreign Languages, Linguistic Anthropology, Psychology of Language Skills and Development, Sociolinguistics and International Affairs
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Cataloging source
NZEN
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
Director: Marcia Jarmel and Ken Schneider
Date time place
Originally produced by PatchWorks Productions in 2010
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  • Jarmel, Marcia
  • Schneider, Ken
Runtime
56
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  • Education, Bilingual
  • Language and languages
  • Educational law and legislation
Technique
live action
Label
Speaking in tongues., (streaming video)
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
kan1053911
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (1 video file, total: 57 min)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Governing access note
  • If you can{u2019}t find the material you require in the Kanopy collection, please contact your subject librarian
  • Available for use by up to 3 uses, 4th uses triggers 1 year subscription for unlimited users
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Medium for sound
other
Other physical details
digital, stereo., sound, color
Publisher number
1053911
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
sound
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
Video recording format
other
Label
Speaking in tongues., (streaming video)
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
kan1053911
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (1 video file, total: 57 min)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Governing access note
  • If you can{u2019}t find the material you require in the Kanopy collection, please contact your subject librarian
  • Available for use by up to 3 uses, 4th uses triggers 1 year subscription for unlimited users
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Medium for sound
other
Other physical details
digital, stereo., sound, color
Publisher number
1053911
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
sound
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
Video recording format
other

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