Multicultural Activities Weekly Highlights: January 13-19, 2019

Multicultural Activities Weekly Highlights: January 13-19, 2019   Hatsugama – the First Tea of the New Year For JASGA’s first cultural and educational program of 2019, join us for Hatsugama (first tea of the new year) celebration at Umlauf Sculpture Garden and Museum Family Day on Sunday, January 13. In Japan, Hatsugama is the only time when the […]

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 […]

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 […]

#ThinkBilingual Public Voice Campaign

#ThinkBilingual Public Voice Campaign This month we are launching our #ThinkBilingual Public Voice Campaign to raise awareness of the value of linguistic diversity and multicultural exchange.  Public funding for language learning programs, bilingual education and dual language programs is constantly under threat with budget cuts and policies that devalue the learning of languages other than […]

Language, Culture and Artistic Expression: Excerpts from the 2016 Bilingual STEAM Event

We were very fortunate to have two very talented multilingual performing artists perform at the 2016 Bilingual STEAM event, Julie Slim and Roberto German. Both gave their unique perspectives on the importance of being multilingual and multicultural.  They shared how being multilingual and multicultural shaped them as a person and their art.  For a glimpse of […]

Julie Slim, an Artist who’s Multilingual Voice Connects and Inspires

You may find yourself dancing to her heartfelt romantic jazz in French or in English or enjoying her sultry and melodic music of the Middle East in Arabic.  Whichever the language sung, the smooth and luring voice of Julie Slim evokes feelings and sensations which seem to spontaneously connect us with others and with ourselves.  As it […]

What does Bilingualism have to do with STEAM?

Next month, November 12 from 12 pm – 4pm, Think Bilingual Austin, in partnership with AISD, will be hosting Austin’s first Bilingual “STEAM” event. “STEAM” as a common acronym that refers to disciplines related to science, technology, engineering, the arts and math.  However, the word “STEAM” also refers to power and energy (like in steam engine). […]