Podcast Interview with Dr. Erin Rodriguez, Assistant Professor of Educational Psychology at UT

The Think Bilingual Chat Room Podcast interview with Dr. Erin Rodriguez, Assistant Professor of Educational Psychology, University of Texas at Austin. Dr. Erin Rodriguez shares her research based insights on how Dual Language educational programs help English language learners from immigrant families.  She explains the benefits of well implemented Dual Language programs on children’s well […]

Bilingualism: how to get your child to speak your language – and why it matters

Bilingualism: how to get your child to speak your language – and why it matters shutterstock Indu Vibha Meddegama, York St John University Humans have been migrating since prehistoric times – moving within and beyond geographical borders – in search of food, for survival or for better prospects in life. In the European Union alone, […]

The interrelationship between securely attached relationships and bilingualism

The Interrelationship between Securely Attached Relationships and Bilingualism A securely attached relationship between parents (or primary caregivers) and children is an important component in the connection that a child has or maintains with his/her mother tongue.  It essentially establishes a strong foundation from which a child can learn a second language. The benefits of creating […]

El enlace entre la relación afectiva segura y el bilingüismo

El enlace entre la relación afectiva segura y el bilingüismo Este tema corresponde a nuestro segmento del mes en Despierta Austin y radio de comunidad por Univisión English Version Available in Separate Post. Una relación afectiva segura entre padres (o cuidadores principales) e hijos es un componente importante en la conexión que un hijo tiene […]

Katie McKay: Podcast Interview and Transcription

Katie McKay: Podcast Interview and Interview Transcription How parents, teachers and both private and public sectors can work together to support meaningful learning for diverse groups of students and build a greater sense of community together. Katie McKay – Introduction, Experience and Background Angela: Hi. Welcome. This is Angela Pack-Zia, from Think Bilingual Austin. Today […]

Multilingual learners doing better in US schools than previously thought

Multilingual learners doing better in US schools than previously thought Multilingual students have made steady progress in recent years, new research shows. Monkey Business Images/Shutterstock Karen D. Thompson, Oregon State University and Michael J Kieffer, New York University Read in Spanish. Between 2003 to 2015, multilingual students showed two to three times more progress in […]

El Niño y El Cuento: Local Nonprofit Celebrates 5 Years of Bilingual Stories

El Niño y El Cuento: Local Nonprofit Celebrates 5 Years of Bilingual Stories Erika Martinez founded the story-writing contest, El Niño y El Cuento, five years ago as a way to motivate Spanish speaking children, like her daughters, to maintain their bi-literacy skills.  Into its fifth year, this project of love continues to grow as […]

El poder del cuento _The Power of Stories

The Power of Stories English version below. Por ser bicultural y bilingüe, existimos y nos identificamos en ambos mundos simultáneamente.  Escuchar, leer, mirar cuentos diversos son muy importante porque el cuento es lo que nos conecta con todos los seres humanos. El cuento resuena con cada persona y habla de nuestra humanidad. Así, por los […]

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.