Speaking in Tongues: Film and Discussion of Bilingual Education
Monday, May 24, 2010
From 6:00 to 7:30 pm
Wilson Library Presentation Room, WL 164 (enter from outside)
While the adults debate the learning, cultural, political and familial implications of bilingual education, this documentary tells a compelling story of its benefits through the stories of four children who attend these US Public Schools. The film introduces the questions commonly raised in the debate about bilingual education through the words of those featured in the film.
Following the screening of “Speaking in Tongues” Dr. Maria Timmons Flores, (assistant professor of Bilingual Education/TESOL), will take questions and facilitate a discussion of this promising but controversial approach to educating ALL children.
Sponsored by: The Western Libraries Diversity Task Force
and the Woodring College of Education Diversity Committee
For more information about the film and to view the trailer, go to: www.speakingintonguesfilm.info