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 […]

¡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 […]

The Case For Language Instruction – Debunking Common Excuses

The Case For Language Instruction – Debunking Common Excuses Attached in the link below is Think Bilingual Austin’s Presentation for the Austin School Fair held this year on October 1 at two locations.  This presentation serves to debunk many of the popular excuses used for delaying or foregoing second language learning instruction in primary and […]

El poder del canto/ The Power of Singing

El poder del canto English version below:  Por nuestro trabajo en promover el bilingüismo, descubrimos que el canto es uno de las herramientas mas importantes en establecer una fundación profunda. El canto es una de las herramientas mejor para: Ayudar interiorizar los fundamentales de sintaxis de un idioma, Adquirir vocabulario por asociación, Establecer el oído y […]

Benefits of Being Bilingual / Ventajas de ser bilingüe

  Benefits of Being Bilingual / Ventajas de ser bilingüe Contributor: Austin Independent School District.  Learn more about Dual Language Programs and Benefits of Bilingualism this weekend at the AISD Back to School Bash. La copia en español sigue abajo: Aprenden más de los programas de lenguajes duales y los beneficios del bilingüismo este fin […]

How can we support kids in learning more than one language?

Those who know more than one language have a competitive edge. The LEAF Project, CC BY-SA Ester J de Jong, University of Florida There is little doubt that knowing more than one language carries tremendous advantages. Young bilinguals are known to be flexible thinkers and better problem solvers. They have a competitive edge in the […]