The interrelationship between securely attached relationships and bilingualism

The Interrelationship between Securely Attached Relationships and Bilingualism A securely attached relationship between parents (or primary caregivers) and children is an important component in the connection that a child has or maintains with his/her mother tongue.  It essentially establishes a strong foundation from which a child can learn a second language. The benefits of creating […]

El enlace entre la relación efectiva segura y el bilingüismo

El enlace entre la relación afectiva segura y el bilingüismo Este tema corresponde a nuestro segmento del mes en Despierta Austin y radio de comunidad por Univisión English Version Available in Separate Post. Una relación afectiva segura entre padres (o cuidadores principales) e hijos es un componente importante en la conexión que un hijo tiene […]

Katie McKay: Podcast Interview and Transcription

Katie McKay: Podcast Interview and Interview Transcription How parents, teachers and both private and public sectors can work together to support meaningful learning for diverse groups of students and build a greater sense of community together. Katie McKay – Introduction, Experience and Background Angela: Hi. Welcome. This is Angela Pack-Zia, from Think Bilingual Austin. Today […]

Multilingual learners doing better in US schools than previously thought

Multilingual learners doing better in US schools than previously thought Multilingual students have made steady progress in recent years, new research shows. Monkey Business Images/Shutterstock Karen D. Thompson, Oregon State University and Michael J Kieffer, New York University Read in Spanish. Between 2003 to 2015, multilingual students showed two to three times more progress in […]

El Niño y El Cuento: Local Nonprofit Celebrates 5 Years of Bilingual Stories

El Niño y El Cuento: Local Nonprofit Celebrates 5 Years of Bilingual Stories Erika Martinez founded the story-writing contest, El Niño y El Cuento, five years ago as a way to motivate Spanish speaking children, like her daughters, to maintain their bi-literacy skills.  Into its fifth year, this project of love continues to grow as […]

Atraer a los niños a la lectura para apoyar el bilingüismo/ Make Reading in Another Language Engaging for Children

Atraer a los niños a la lectura para apoyar el bilingüismo English Version Below Atraer a los niños a la lectura es una cuestión de buscar el libro apropiado para el niño.  Los libros que los niños pueden tocar y sentir con su mano son más superiores que los libros que leen en la pantalla; […]

Podcast Interview with Dr. Alison Bailey

  Podcast Interview with Dr. Alison Bailey Parenting Bilinguals: What it Takes to Foster Bilingual Children Dr. Alison Bailey is a Professor in Education and the Director of the Language and Literacy Research Group at UCLA.   Dr. Bailey research includes children’s language acquisition of first and second languages, early literacy development, language and cognitive development […]

Understanding Bilingualism and Language Acquisition_Transcript of Interview with Dr. Alejandra Mielke

Dr. Alejandra Mielke Podcast Interviews In English and Spanish On March 21, Think Bilingual Austin posted our podcast interviews with Dr. Aljeandra Mielke.  Because the information Dr. Mielke provided was so insightful, we are bringing you a transcript of the podcast with headings to highlight the key points discussed. Realistic Expectations on Levels of Bilingualism […]

The English language is the world’s Achilles heel

The English language is the world’s Achilles heel Filtering information. pathdoc/Shutterstock Guillaume Thierry, Bangor University English has achieved prime status by becoming the most widely spoken language in the world – if one disregards proficiency – ahead of Mandarin Chinese and Spanish. English is spoken in 101 countries, while Arabic is spoken in 60, French […]