The Think Bilingual Austin Advocacy Committee for Dual Language Programs in North and North

The Think Bilingual Austin Advocacy Committee Looking For Parents & Community Members to Get Involved in the Conversation to Support Dual Language Programs in North/Northeast and East AISD Schools If you are a parent and or community member from North, North East and East Austin and want to be part of the conversation to strengthen […]

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 […]

Spotlight Interview: Bilingual Parent, Alejandra Hamlet

Spotlight Interview: Bilingual Parent, Alejandra Hamlet About Alejandra Hamlet: Alejandra is a bilingual professional and mother raising three bilingual children. An immigrant with roots in Mexico and Venezuela, Alejandra moved to the United States to pursue an MBA. After completing her MBA, Alejandra began her career in the US. Though she grew up bilingual, Alejandra’s […]

Webinar/Q&A,¿Cómo ayudo a mi hijo bilingüe mientras estamos en casa? Rompiendo los mitos del bilingüismo.

Webinar/Q&A ¿Cómo ayudo a mi hijo bilingüe mientras estamos en casa? Rompiendo los mitos del bilingüismo. The director of the ChiLDS Lab research center, Dr. Maria Arredondo, is an expert on how young bilingual children develop their languages. Dr. Arredondo will be speaking on how parents can help their children and she will be able […]

Weekly Family Fun Activity List for Language Learning at Home

Weekly Family Fun Activity List for Language Learning at Home Mi lista semanal de actividades familiares divertidos para aumentar vocabulario de mi language en casa Think Bilingual Austin has modified our weekly checklist to help families maintain language learning in their home during this time of social distancing. We hope you find this checklist useful […]

4 top Questions Parents have about Dual Language Programs

Top 4 Questions Parents have about Dual Language Programs 1. Will my children get confused and begin mixing up languages? Yes, but only temporarily.  Mixing languages is a normal and healthy part of the neurological process in language development.  As language learning continues and progresses, children will automatically separate the languages more easily.  2. Will […]

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 […]

Create Your Bilingual Passport to Promote Bilingualism for your Child

Create Your Personalized Bilingual Passport to Help Your Child Become Bilingual Think Bilingual Austin has put this useful Bilingual Passport program together to help parents plan for their journey to help raise bilingual children. The Think Bilingual Passport is a useful tool to help parents: Evaluate reasons for pursuing bilingualism, Set goals and intentions and […]

Five Signs Your Bilingual Child may Need to see a Speech Pathologist

Five Signs Your Bilingual Child may Need to see a Speech Pathologist Post contributor/author: Julie Perron, Bilingual Speech Pathologist with Speech Pathology Master’s Program     Although bilingualism DOES NOT cause speech and language disorders, it can sometimes be hard for parents to know which aspects of bilingual language development are normal and which are […]