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 in a foreign language. Speaking in Tongues follows four diverse kids on a journey to become bilingual. This charming story will challenge you to rethink the skills that Americans need to succeed in the 21st century. Featured on PBS. Audience Award: San Francisco International Film Festival Golden Eagle Award: Cine, 2011 IFP Market Selection OWN THE DVD AND FIND OTHER FREE RESOURCES AT http://www.patchworksfilms.net/speaking-in-tongues. |||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||| "A lively, smart & timely film about the new globalized world." -- Graham Leggat, Executive Director, San Francisco Film Society "...shows that becoming bilingual is more than just about creating a competitive workforce in the global economy. Rather, it’s about building confidence, creating meaningful relationships and making connections. The film shows that learning a different language helps children, academically and personally." --Momo Chang, Hyphen Magazine “Exercise both sides of your brain with this documentary that follows four students involved in an educational experiment to help make them bilingual and bi-literate.” -- Doug Knoop, TV Pick, The Seattle Times I was surprised how much was packed into this documentary movie. ...The stories of real kids and families, the emotional impact, the way it treats the concerns people have for this different type of education are all fair and honest. ...I still found this to be a valuable presentation of a new way to communicate and a very moving film. --Byron Brubaker, ROTTEN TOMATOES