Multilingual & Multicultural Activity of the Month _The Harvest/La Cosecha

Multilingual & Multicultural Activity of the Month The Harvest/La Cosecha   This month we take time to remember what we are most thankful for. Social gatherings have always centered around food, no matter what country or society you are from.  For agricultural based communities worldwide, harvest time, when food is most abundant, has always been […]

Think Bilingual Austin Upcoming Events — Fun for Young & Old!

Think Bilingual Austin Events — Fun for Young & Old! Invite and share the event details with others! Foreign Film Festival for the Adults interested in World Languages, Cultures, or learning more about Dual Language/ Language Immersion Programs in primary & secondary education.   Meet new friends and bring old ones and enjoy a movie in either Spanish, French or […]

Think Bilingual Austin Language Learning Program Directory Tutorial

  Use the Think Bilingual Austin Program Directory to Find Local Language Learning Educational & Enrichment Programs For many parents, October starts the clock ticking to find new schools and other educational resources for their children who may be transitioning from one age groups to another the following academic year.  For others, it is a […]

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, […]

Multilingual & Multicultural Activity of the Month_Mexico and India

Multilingual & Multicultural Activity of the Month_ October 2018 Exploring the Cultural Intersections of Mexico and India Click here for: India_Mexico_Culture_Food-Activity Sheets Use this activity set at home, school or with friends to learn about the commonalities that exist between Mexico and India. Create a scavenger hunt at home or at the grocery market to […]

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 […]