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 […]

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 […]

Katie McKay: Podcast Interview and Transcription

Katie McKay: Podcast Interview and Interview Transcription How parents, teachers and both private and public sectors can work together to support meaningful learning for diverse groups of students and build a greater sense of community together. Katie McKay – Introduction, Experience and Background Angela: Hi. Welcome. This is Angela Pack-Zia, from Think Bilingual Austin. Today […]

Podcast Interview with Dr. Alison Bailey

  Podcast Interview with Dr. Alison Bailey Parenting Bilinguals: What it Takes to Foster Bilingual Children Dr. Alison Bailey is a Professor in Education and the Director of the Language and Literacy Research Group at UCLA.   Dr. Bailey research includes children’s language acquisition of first and second languages, early literacy development, language and cognitive development […]

The English language is the world’s Achilles heel

The English language is the world’s Achilles heel Filtering information. pathdoc/Shutterstock Guillaume Thierry, Bangor University English has achieved prime status by becoming the most widely spoken language in the world – if one disregards proficiency – ahead of Mandarin Chinese and Spanish. English is spoken in 101 countries, while Arabic is spoken in 60, French […]

Podcast Interview with Ms. Rose Potter from UTeach Liberal Arts College at UT Austin

Cultivating Support for World Languages in Public Education Podcast Interview with Ms. Rose Potter, Clinical Assistant Professor, UTeach Liberal Arts College at UT Austin  Ms. Rose Potter shares her insights as a life long educator of Spanish on the importance of being bilingual in other world languages.  She discusses the real challenges in our society […]

#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 […]

Proposed Law Further Undermines Language Learning

Proposed Law Further Undermines Second Language Learning In promoting language learning and multicultural understanding, an issue we are often faced with is the lack of support by key decision makers to prioritize educational programs for the learning of a language other than English (LOTE).  This reluctance to support LOTE education is at odds with the […]