Multilingual & Multicultural Activity of the Month _The Harvest/La Cosecha

Multilingual & Multicultural Activity of the Month The Harvest/La Cosecha   This month we take time to remember what we are most thankful for. Social gatherings have always centered around food, no matter what country or society you are from.  For agricultural based communities worldwide, harvest time, when food is most abundant, has always been […]

Think Bilingual Austin Upcoming Events — Fun for Young & Old!

Think Bilingual Austin Events — Fun for Young & Old! Invite and share the event details with others! Foreign Film Festival for the Adults interested in World Languages, Cultures, or learning more about Dual Language/ Language Immersion Programs in primary & secondary education.   Meet new friends and bring old ones and enjoy a movie in either Spanish, French or […]

Bilingualism: how to get your child to speak your language – and why it matters

Bilingualism: how to get your child to speak your language – and why it matters shutterstock Indu Vibha Meddegama, York St John University Humans have been migrating since prehistoric times – moving within and beyond geographical borders – in search of food, for survival or for better prospects in life. In the European Union alone, […]

The interrelationship between securely attached relationships and bilingualism

The Interrelationship between Securely Attached Relationships and Bilingualism A securely attached relationship between parents (or primary caregivers) and children is an important component in the connection that a child has or maintains with his/her mother tongue.  It essentially establishes a strong foundation from which a child can learn a second language. The benefits of creating […]

El enlace entre la relación afectiva segura y el bilingüismo

El enlace entre la relación afectiva segura y el bilingüismo Este tema corresponde a nuestro segmento del mes en Despierta Austin y radio de comunidad por Univisión English Version Available in Separate Post. Una relación afectiva segura entre padres (o cuidadores principales) e hijos es un componente importante en la conexión que un hijo tiene […]

Multilingual learners doing better in US schools than previously thought

Multilingual learners doing better in US schools than previously thought Multilingual students have made steady progress in recent years, new research shows. Monkey Business Images/Shutterstock Karen D. Thompson, Oregon State University and Michael J Kieffer, New York University Read in Spanish. Between 2003 to 2015, multilingual students showed two to three times more progress in […]

Atraer a los niños a la lectura para apoyar el bilingüismo/ Make Reading in Another Language Engaging for Children

Atraer a los niños a la lectura para apoyar el bilingüismo English Version Below Atraer a los niños a la lectura es una cuestión de buscar el libro apropiado para el niño.  Los libros que los niños pueden tocar y sentir con su mano son más superiores que los libros que leen en la pantalla; […]

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 […]