This 18 minute film was the final project for a class taught during block 3, 2014 entitled "Cultural and linguistic diversity in the San Luis Valley." The course explored the cultural and linguistic heritage of the San Luis Valley of Colorado as a platform for understanding and working with diverse learners in various contexts. Through practicum work with English language learners in Center School (in the town of Center, Colorado) the students experienced the connections between culture, language acquisition and education. The film documents their two weeks of practicum work in the Valley.
Economists Chen, Santaereu-Vasut, and Amir Shoham all have published works showing the statistical significance of a linguistic relativity variable. The impact of these variables ranges from micro-decisions to macro-predictions. The goal of this paper is to look at the ability of the economics of linguistic relativity to predict linguist diversity across the European Union.