Summary: Speaking In Tongues

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The film “Speaking in Tongues” (2010) obtained the students, parents, and communities perspective towards bilingual education. The students interviewed were all mainly towards learning how to speak a second language. The students felt they could benefit in learning a second language or in expanding their home language. In the film, Kelly Wong stated she loved speaking Chinese to her grandmother. Kelly could practice, learn, and get corrected by her grandmother while speaking Chinese. The parent’s perspective towards bilingual education was like the student’s opinions because both individuals felt immersion classrooms benefit the students and the parents. The father of Jason was proud his son was the first in his family to read, write, and speak in English. Jason’s father knew his son would have many career opportunities by learning English at school. Learning the English academic language was not the only proud language Jason’s father encouraged for Jason to learn but also the Spanish language as well. Jason’s father only speaks Spanish so if his son was to lose his home language, a language barrier would form between father and son. To prevent the language barrier Jason’s father encouraged a bilingual immersion…show more content…
I would layout the flyers in the front office and throughout the school so that other teachers and parents could see and spread the word. I will hold an informational bilingual night open to all parents and other interested teachers of the lessons I hold in class that encourages both languages. Their home languages would have lessons about the cultures that last a week long. A Power Point would be created to inform parents their students are learning their home language yet are still learning the English language by doing other activities in the

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