2018 Think Bilingual Austin’s Website in Review

2018 Think Bilingual Austin’s Website in Review As we close out 2018, we want to thank our community followers and supporters for supporting bilingualism and multicultural understanding and for using our website as a valued community based resource.  Think Bilingual Austin, a 501 c 3 non-profit, relies on input and information through our continued community […]

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 […]

Five Signs Your Bilingual Child may Need to see a Speech Pathologist

Five Signs Your Bilingual Child may Need to see a Speech Pathologist Post contributor/author: Julie Perron, Bilingual Speech Pathologist with Speech Pathology Master’s Program     Although bilingualism DOES NOT cause speech and language disorders, it can sometimes be hard for parents to know which aspects of bilingual language development are normal and which are […]

Multicultural Activity for December_Celebrations of Light

Celebrations of Light_Multicultural Activities for December Celebrations of Hope, of Light overcoming Darkness, of Good overcoming Evil, and of Family and Giving to Others Celebrate the joy and beauty of the season with a broader understanding of the importance of light in our own festivities and of that in celebrations around the world.   Click on […]

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 […]