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 […]

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. […]

How Will the Coronavirus Pandemic Impact Bilingualism and Multiculturalism?

How Will the Coronavirus Pandemic Impact Bilingualism and Multiculturalism? People around the world in rural and urban areas are becoming more aware of two things: 1) how interconnected our world really is, and 2) how to become more socially isolated. With the rise in COVID-19 cases and its relatively high mortality rate, fear of contagion […]

The amazing baby brain says ‘pas de problème’ with bilingualism

The amazing baby brain says ‘pas de problème’ with bilingualism Adriel John Orena, University of British Columbia and Linda Polka, McGill University People often say that babies are like little sponges — with their ability to soak up language quickly and easily. Yet much of the early research on language acquisition has focused on young […]

Celebren el XIX semana binacional de salud con juegos de familia en español / Celebrate the XIX Binational Health Week with Games in Spanish

English Version Below El 28 de septiembre entre 9 am a 1:30 pm , el Consulado General de México en Austin va a presentar el event, Ponle ritmo a tu salud, para celebrar el XIX Semana binacional de salud. Think Bilingual Austin estará con muchas otras organizaciones muy buenas y proveedores de salud. Hagan un […]

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 […]