Translation technology is useful, but should not replace learning languages

Translation technology is useful, but should not replace learning languages The benefits of language-learning go far beyond being able to translate. 9to5google.com Michael Haugh, The University of Queensland For many years now, there have been calls for Australians to learn languages, particularly Asian languages, as the world economy pivots to the Asia-Pacific. But the number […]

¡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 […]

Rank and Review Your Favorite Bilingual Educational Program

Rate and Review Your Favorite Bilingual Educational Programs on our Online Directory! To better serve our community and promote participation in bilingual educational programs, please help us by rating and writing reviews for the programs you and your family has experience with on our online program directory. The direct link is: http://austin.thinkbilingual.org/directory/ Can’t find your bilingual […]

What is a Dual Language Program?

 What is a Dual Language Program? This post was originally featured on Mama-Lingua, and edited to include AISD Vietnamese DL program. By Aileen Passariello-McAleer with Christia Hoffman, Founders of Mama-Lingua App   My son has been accepted into a dual language program for first grade. So what is a dual language program, anyway?We’re thrilled with the opportunity […]

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 […]

Task Based Language Teaching

Task Based Language Teaching Foreign language teaching has gone through a number of methodologies and approaches; each purporting to be better than the other. The grammar translation method or rote learning maintains supremacy as the means of teaching. This approach focuses on the repetition of grammatical forms, imitating the speaker, and involves translating sentences from the […]

The true failure of foreign language instruction

The true failure of foreign language instruction Far fewer Americans speak a second language than in most other developed countries – and the problem starts in the classroom. Rawpixel.com/Shutterstock.com Catherine Snow, Harvard University A recent report from the American Academy of Arts and Sciences calls for more attention to language teaching in the U.S. The report […]

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 […]