Proposed Law Further Undermines Language Learning

Proposed Law Further Undermines Second Language Learning In promoting language learning and multicultural understanding, an issue we are often faced with is the lack of support by key decision makers to prioritize educational programs for the learning of a language other than English (LOTE).  This reluctance to support LOTE education is at odds with the […]

Podcast Series 2: Alejandra Mielke, Ph.D. in Bilingual and Biliteracy Education

 Podcast Series 2: Common Misconceptions Regarding Language Acquisition with special guest,   Alejandra Mielke, Ph. D. Bilingual and Biliteracy Development Educational Consultant Alejandra Mielke, Ph.D. and expert in language acquisition, shares her knowledge on the importance of setting realistic expectations in language learning and acquisition and why quality input and consistency in both the native […]

All About Our Think Bilingual Ambassador Program

Think Bilingual Ambassador Program What’s the buzz about Think Bilingual Austin’s new Ambassador Program? You might have heard recently about the new Think Bilingual Ambassador Program, and have some questions, so we’re here to tell you all about it! Our mission/vision for the Ambassador Program at Think Bilingual Austin is to create a network of support […]

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 […]

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 […]