This episode explores language as a feature of identity, as an obstacle to be overcome by students, and as an entree into many parts of American society. We begin with a surprisingly complicated question: What is the most widely spoken language in the world?
Voices in this Episode
Tobias, Lingerr, Ruth, Roya, Yesica, Ra'ouf, Caroline, Angel, Juliana, Omar, Cat
"The Bilingual Education Act: Twenty Years Later" from National Clearinghouse for English Language Acquisition and Language Instruction Educational Programs, part of the US Department of Education
"Boarding Schools" from the exhibit Native Words, Native Warriors at the National Museum of the American Indian
"The most spoken languages" from the ESL-Language Studies Abroad blog
"THE POLITICS OF BILINGUALISM" from The New York Times
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