What Music Do You Play In Your House?–Spanish Songs for Families

 By : Aileen Passariello-McAleer with Christia Hoffman,  Founders of Mama Lingua I’ve spent many hours listening to Pandora trying to find the right Spanish-language and bilingual music for my family. I recently discovered two artists whose music and musical message I highly recommend for kids — and for parents. Introducing Nathalia Music and 123 Andrés – and a video […]

Bilingualism in Children: Building their Career path for Better Job Opportunities

Post Contributor: Nina Bracho / NEUVOO, Strategic Alliance Coordinator for US;  Email: nina@neuvoo.com   Perhaps you have heard the following a thousand times: globalization is today’s necessity, but it is likely that, as a parent, you have not given statement the attention it requires. Nowadays, more and more children are learning a second language in a high […]

Context Is Key!

Post by Aileen Passariello-McAleer with Christia Hoffman, Founders of Mama Lingua As my daughter stepped out of the shower the other day, I wrapped her up tightly in a towel and said “Acurrúcate!” I was telling her to get cozy and cuddle up in the towel. Mi hija stared intently at my mouth as I spoke, […]

Juneteenth, Summer Solstice and More! Multicultural Events Not To Miss

Celebrate Juneteenth with the following festivals and events: Juneteenth Celebration at the Pflugerville Library. A short dance performance by the Copperfield Youth Group followed a performance by local blues musician Jackie Venson. Today, June 14, 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm. Juneteenth Event at the George Washington Carver Museum & Cultural Center featuring live music, crafts and activities for […]

A Look Inside an Immersion Preschool

By Aileen Passariello-McAleer, Co-founder of Mama-Lingua,  An Interview with Marytere Ciccone, Co-Founder and Program Creator of INIC International Immersion Center  INIC International Immersion Center is a Spanish-immersion preschool in Austin, Texas. The school’s founder, Marytere Ciccone, has more than 20 years of experience in early childhood education and professional development for teachers. She opened INIC in […]

Why Learn Mandarin? – Parents Share Their Reasons

Last month the Austin Area Chinese Language Speech Contest, held on April 23 at Doss Elementary, brought together 5 local Chinese Mandarin language schools. Mandarin language learners competed on preparedness, pronunciation and performance in Mandarin .   The mere existence of such a contest for language learners speaks to the rapidly growing sector of Mandarin language […]