Multicultural Activities Weekly Highlights: June 17-23, 2018

Multicultural Activities Weekly Highlights: June 17-23, 2018   Bilingual Storytimes at Round Rock Library On Tuesday, June 19, visit the Round Rock Library for a weekly storytime featuring American Sign Language. Round Rock Library also features a rotating schedule of storytimes in Chinese, Spanish, and Hindi. Visit the community calendar for more times and a […]

Multicultural Activities Weekly Highlights: June 10-16, 2018

Multicultural Activities Weekly Highlights: June 10-16, 2018   Austin Symphony: Latin America On Monday, June 11, from 7pm to 8pm, visit the Austin Central Library for a special performance by the Austin Symphony. The Austin Symphony quartet will perform pieces from or inspired by Latin America. Free and open to the public.         […]

Multicultural Activities Weekly Highlights: June 3-9, 2018

Multicultural Activities Weekly Highlights: June 3-9, 2018   Sangre de un Ángel – Teatro Vivo On Sunday, June 3, visit the Oswaldo A.B. Cantú Panamerican Recreation Center for the final performance of Sangre de un Ángel  “Sangre de un Ángel is inspired by the true story of Adam L. Chapa Sr., who was shot in his driveway by […]

Multicultural Activities Weekly Highlights: May 27-June 2, 2018

Multicultural Activities Weekly Highlights: May 27-June 2, 2018 Hope Farmers’ Market with Think Bilingual Austin  Join Think Bilingual Austin at Hope Farmers’ Market this Sunday, May 27, for bilingual story-time and activities.  Children are also encouraged to bring bilingual books in any language to share with others.  (This event was originally set on May 20th […]

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 […]