The true failure of foreign language instruction

The true failure of foreign language instruction Far fewer Americans speak a second language than in most other developed countries – and the problem starts in the classroom. Rawpixel.com/Shutterstock.com Catherine Snow, Harvard University A recent report from the American Academy of Arts and Sciences calls for more attention to language teaching in the U.S. The report […]

Benefits of Being Bilingual / Ventajas de ser bilingüe

  Benefits of Being Bilingual / Ventajas de ser bilingüe Contributor: Austin Independent School District.  Learn more about Dual Language Programs and Benefits of Bilingualism this weekend at the AISD Back to School Bash. La copia en español sigue abajo: Aprenden más de los programas de lenguajes duales y los beneficios del bilingüismo este fin […]

How can we support kids in learning more than one language?

Those who know more than one language have a competitive edge. The LEAF Project, CC BY-SA Ester J de Jong, University of Florida There is little doubt that knowing more than one language carries tremendous advantages. Young bilinguals are known to be flexible thinkers and better problem solvers. They have a competitive edge in the […]

¿De dónde eres?

English Translation Below: Por Erica Mirochnik, Creadora de Mamás por el mundo Mamasporelmundo.com Facebook.com/Mamasporelmundo   Una de las preguntas más frecuentes que les hacen a mis hijos, y a muchos otros niños también es “¿de dónde eres?” Para la mayoría de los niños esto es algo sencillo de responder. Para los míos es algo más complejo. La […]

Learning Language Through Routines/ Aprender lenguaje por rutinas.

We use the same vocabulary over and over again with our children through the practice of daily routines such as eating, brushing teeth, and bed time.  This constant repetition of vocabulary with routine concepts make daily routines a perfect format for introducing language learning. Reto Bilingüe and Mama Lingua have joined forces to provide online content to help […]