April 22, 2016

The Language Learner

The Language Learner

We meet Gin Thawng. The 66-year old is a refugee from Burma living in a Nashville apartment with his ailing wife, a baby grandson, his daughter-in-law and son. A graduate of an innovative ESL program-on-wheels, Thawng shows us something about the...

We meet Gin Thawng. The 66-year old is a refugee from Burma living in a Nashville apartment with his ailing wife, a baby grandson, his daughter-in-law and son. A graduate of an innovative ESL program-on-wheels, Thawng shows us something about the power that language has and how human connection is bigger than just words.

 

Editing by: Emily Siner and Mack Linebaugh

Photo by: Brad Butcher

Production Assistance by: Bailey Robbins

​Music by: Podington Bear and Dan Burns

Sponsors: Yazoo Brewing Company and Magnolia Record Club

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