Fostering Friendship across Diverse Communities

Fostering Friendship across Diverse Groups Communities with diverse groups in their population have a lot going for them.  Diversity promotes  creative thinking, problem solving and novel ways at looking for solutions. It also harnesses cultural ideas that can help a community be resilient to external social and economic shocks, much like diversity in plant species […]

Black History Month Highlights: February 2018

Black History Month Highlights: February 2018 Community Sing-a-Long The George Washington Carver is hosting a community sing-a-long event on Thursday, February 1. More details can be found here. Black Composers Concert On Sunday, February 11, the George Washington Carver museum is hosting a black composers concert, featuring the works of black female composers. More details […]

Think Bilingual Podcasts

Introduction to Think Bilingual Austin Podcast Series   Building Community through Language and Multicultural Exchange Think Bilingual Austin is excited to tell you that we have begun our podcast series.  Here is Think Bilingual Austin’s first podcast that introduces our listeners to who Think Bilingual Austin is and our mission.

Motivar a los adolescentes a ser bilingües/ Motivating Teens to be Bilingual

Motivar a los adolescentes a ser bilingües   Artículo redactado por Carla Martínez, colaboradora en Alberguemax, Albergues en Cantabria, España que proponen campamentos de inmersión lingüística en inglés para adolescentes y jóvenes. English version of article is below.     Un adolescente bilingüe necesita una serie de estímulos diferentes a los que podría necesitar un […]

Younger is not always better when it comes to learning a second language

Academic rigor, journalistic flair Younger is not always better when it comes to learning a second language   Learning a language in a classroom is best for early teenagers. from www.shutterstock.com Warren Midgley, University of Southern Queensland It’s often thought that it is better to start learning a second language at a young age. But […]

Building Unity through Linguistic & Cultural Diversity & Understanding

  Building Unity Through Linguistic & Cultural Diversity & Understanding On November 12, we hosted our ATX Think Bilingual Fair with over 45 organizations representing local bilingual and/or multicultural educational programs.  Families and individuals came out to support bilingualism and multiculturalism in an event that included fun and engaging language learning workshops for kids, cultural […]

Translation technology is useful, but should not replace learning languages

Translation technology is useful, but should not replace learning languages The benefits of language-learning go far beyond being able to translate. 9to5google.com Michael Haugh, The University of Queensland For many years now, there have been calls for Australians to learn languages, particularly Asian languages, as the world economy pivots to the Asia-Pacific. But the number […]

¡A Mover! Yoga con Cuentos_Yoga with Story Telling

¡A Mover! Yoga con Cuentos The English Version is Provided Below Los seres humanos interiorizan un idioma y aprenden nuevo vocabulario mejor cuando hay movimiento o acción física relacionada directamente con el lenguaje.  Este concepto es conocido por el acrónimo TPR (Total Physical Response) que significa “La Respuesta Física Total”  y fue una idea originada […]