Why Bilingual Education Is Even More Relevant Today

When we first began Think Bilingual Austin, we did a quick survey asking various bilinguals from different backgrounds what bilingualism meant to them.  The overarching message we received was that being bilingual enriched people’s lives and gave them more social and economic opportunities. Bilingualism allowed the respondents to connect with others, learn other perspectives and […]

Bilingual Middle School Programs: Filling the Void

Austin Independent School District (AISD) has extended the Spanish/English dual-Language program to three middle schools beginning this academic year. The schools are Fulmore MS, Paredes MS and Burnet MS; and depending on space available, all three currently allow for transfers.  This is welcoming news for many of the bilingual students who have completed one of […]

Be Multicultural and Bilingual

Summer camps are in full swing and last month my daughter spent three weeks in a Spanish camp learning about Spain’s diverse regions, history and culture.  She loved everything she studied; yet what truly captivated her most of all was the Flamenco music and dance.  She and her fellow classmates learned a few components of […]

Please Read!…To be Bilingual.

In the mornings before school and in the evenings following dinner I make sure to speak to my daughter in Spanish, our second language.  At the end of the day, I pat myself on the back and tell myself that I am doing a good job at keeping Spanish relevant and constant in my daughter’s […]