Younger is not always better when it comes to learning a second language

Academic rigor, journalistic flair Younger is not always better when it comes to learning a second language   Learning a language in a classroom is best for early teenagers. from www.shutterstock.com Warren Midgley, University of Southern Queensland It’s often thought that it is better to start learning a second language at a young age. But […]

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 […]

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 […]