Why language learning through music works so well with young children

Why Language Learning Through Music Works So Well With Young Children Introducing language learning at a young age has a range of benefits for children. Even before they can read and write, children can learn through pictures and songs, building their vocabulary and working on their pronunciation. Early years language learning can embed a second […]

Webinar/Q&A,¿Cómo ayudo a mi hijo bilingüe mientras estamos en casa? Rompiendo los mitos del bilingüismo.

Webinar/Q&A ¿Cómo ayudo a mi hijo bilingüe mientras estamos en casa? Rompiendo los mitos del bilingüismo. The director of the ChiLDS Lab research center, Dr. Maria Arredondo, is an expert on how young bilingual children develop their languages. Dr. Arredondo will be speaking on how parents can help their children and she will be able […]

Even very young children can become prejudiced but schools can do something about it

Even very young children can become prejudiced but schools can do something about it Melanie Killen, University of Maryland Racism has negative consequences for children’s health. It harms the kids who experience it personally and those who witness it, according to the American Academy of Pediatrics, an organization that represents 67,000 doctors who treat children. […]

Weekly Family Fun Activity List for Language Learning at Home

Weekly Family Fun Activity List for Language Learning at Home Mi lista semanal de actividades familiares divertidos para aumentar vocabulario de mi language en casa Think Bilingual Austin has modified our weekly checklist to help families maintain language learning in their home during this time of social distancing. We hope you find this checklist useful […]

4 top Questions Parents have about Dual Language Programs

Top 4 Questions Parents have about Dual Language Programs 1. Will my children get confused and begin mixing up languages? Yes, but only temporarily.  Mixing languages is a normal and healthy part of the neurological process in language development.  As language learning continues and progresses, children will automatically separate the languages more easily.  2. Will […]

I Love Idiomas So Much! Festival

I Love Idiomas So Much! Festival Enjoy innovative live multicultural performances and discover the many language learning and cultural heritage programs our community offers. February 16, 2020, 1 pm – 4pm at the AISD Performing Arts Center. Schedule of Performances in the Black Box Theater: See below for descriptions 1:00 pm: Kayumanggi Pinoy Rock Band1:30 pm: Eliud […]

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 […]