The Conversation #3

The Conversation #3

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Storyboard Description

The first scene depicts Wheeler's view of code-switching. This scene depicts the negative attitudes fostered by forcing student to switch the way they speak. This makes students feel inferior and questions their identity and culture. Labeling situations and when to speak as formal and informal creates a negative connotation to the student's language. The Second scene depicts Professor Bell's view of critical language pedagogy. By taking the historical, political and cultural factors of Black language into account, students learned that their language has value and increase their confidence to participate in class.

Storyboard Text

  • Before you present, make sure to speak in standard english since this is a formal presentation.
  • I'm nervous people will judge the way I talk. I don't think I'm gonna present.
  • Why is the way I speak not formal? What does that say am who I am?
  • It is important to take into account the historical, political and cultural underpinnings and its relation to the ways in which one speaks. Please keep this in mind, while everyone presents.
  • I'm excited to present and feel confident speaking up and sharing my opinions with fear of being judged by the way I speak.
  • The way I speak is actually valid? If only, the history of my language was taught earlier in school?!
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