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 […]

Understanding Bilingualism and Language Acquisition_Transcript of Interview with Dr. Alejandra Mielke

Dr. Alejandra Mielke Podcast Interviews In English and Spanish On March 21, Think Bilingual Austin posted our podcast interviews with Dr. Aljeandra Mielke.  Because the information Dr. Mielke provided was so insightful, we are bringing you a transcript of the podcast with headings to highlight the key points discussed. Realistic Expectations on Levels of Bilingualism […]

El poder del cuento _The Power of Stories

The Power of Stories English version below. Por ser bicultural y bilingüe, existimos y nos identificamos en ambos mundos simultáneamente.  Escuchar, leer, mirar cuentos diversos son muy importante porque el cuento es lo que nos conecta con todos los seres humanos. El cuento resuena con cada persona y habla de nuestra humanidad. Así, por los […]

FUN AND EFFICIENT WAYS FOR CHILDREN TO BECOME BILINGUAL

FUN AND EFFICIENT WAYS FOR CHILDREN TO BECOME BILINGUAL    Guest Contributor: Katie Gyurkovits, Online Academy Manager and Administrator of Break into English     We live in a world where bilingual is definitely better. Being bilingual or having a high level of a second language opens doors such as studying and working abroad. If you’ve tried […]

Motivar a los adolescentes a ser bilingües/ Motivating Teens to be Bilingual

Motivar a los adolescentes a ser bilingües   Artículo redactado por Carla Martínez, colaboradora en Alberguemax, Albergues en Cantabria, España que proponen campamentos de inmersión lingüística en inglés para adolescentes y jóvenes. English version of article is below.     Un adolescente bilingüe necesita una serie de estímulos diferentes a los que podría necesitar un […]

¡A Mover! Yoga con Cuentos_Yoga with Story Telling

¡A Mover! Yoga con Cuentos The English Version is Provided Below Los seres humanos interiorizan un idioma y aprenden nuevo vocabulario mejor cuando hay movimiento o acción física relacionada directamente con el lenguaje.  Este concepto es conocido por el acrónimo TPR (Total Physical Response) que significa “La Respuesta Física Total”  y fue una idea originada […]

The Case For Language Instruction – Debunking Common Excuses

The Case For Language Instruction – Debunking Common Excuses Attached in the link below is Think Bilingual Austin’s Presentation for the Austin School Fair held this year on October 1 at two locations.  This presentation serves to debunk many of the popular excuses used for delaying or foregoing second language learning instruction in primary and […]

What is a Dual Language Program?

 What is a Dual Language Program? This post was originally featured on Mama-Lingua, and edited to include AISD Vietnamese DL program. By Aileen Passariello-McAleer with Christia Hoffman, Founders of Mama-Lingua App   My son has been accepted into a dual language program for first grade. So what is a dual language program, anyway?We’re thrilled with the opportunity […]