Multicultural Activities Weekly Highlights: October 14-20, 2018

Multicultural Activities Weekly Highlights: October 14-20, 2018   Viva la Vida: Celebrating 35 Years of Mexic-Arte Museum’s Día de los Muertos The Mexic-Arte Museum continues this week with the Viva la Vida exhibition: Viva la Vida: Celebrating 35 Years of Mexic-Arte Museum’s Día de los Muertos is an exhibition presenting the Museum’s 35 year quest […]

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 […]

All About Our Think Bilingual Ambassador Program

Think Bilingual Ambassador Program What’s the buzz about Think Bilingual Austin’s new Ambassador Program? You might have heard recently about the new Think Bilingual Ambassador Program, and have some questions, so we’re here to tell you all about it! Our mission/vision for the Ambassador Program at Think Bilingual Austin is to create a network of support […]

Black History Month Highlights: February 2018

Black History Month Highlights: February 2018 Community Sing-a-Long The George Washington Carver is hosting a community sing-a-long event on Thursday, February 1. More details can be found here. Black Composers Concert On Sunday, February 11, the George Washington Carver museum is hosting a black composers concert, featuring the works of black female composers. More details […]