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Know Your Options: Questions to Ask Your School Regarding Bilingual Education and Other Language Learning Programs
Know Your Options: Questions to Ask Your School Regarding Bilingual Education and Other Language Learning Programs Before You Enroll Parents, guess what? You have choices – choices for your child’s education. Yes, there are many limits on your choices for education, especially for multilingual education. However, being aware of the choices you do have available […]
The true failure of foreign language instruction Catherine Snow, Harvard University A recent report from the American Academy of Arts and Sciences calls for more attention to language teaching in the U.S. The report notes that U.S. students have much less access to foreign language instruction than students in other economically developed countries, and that […]
Podcast by NPR Hidden Brain: Creativity And Diversity: How Exposure To Different People Affects Our Thinking
NPR Hidden Brain Podcast: Creativity And Diversity: How Exposure To Different People Affects Our Thinking This is a great podcast done by Hidden Brain that demonstrates the innovation and creativity that happens when diverse groups effectively and respectfully collaborate. Below is the link and a general description from the podcast. Podcast Link “This week on Hidden […]
Why Cross-Cultural Communication Skills are Vital in Business
Why Cross-Cultural Communication Skills are Vital in Business The modern business professional works with individuals from a wide range of diverse backgrounds and cultures. To communicate in a culturally diverse environment, it’s important for business professionals to develop cultural intelligence (CQ). To learn more, check out the infographic below created by Rider University’s Online Master of […]
Public Schools 360 Podcast on Bilingual & Dual Language Education
Public Schools 360 Podcast on Bilingual & Dual Language Education The podcast in the link below discusses the role of bilingual education in the public school system and highlights the differences in the various formats and the purposes they serve. Host is Rana Arched Hafiz with guests Dr. Aradhana Mudambi and Ms. Angela Pack Zia. […]
When Bilingualism Means More Than the Number of Languages You Speak-Building Empathy in our Diverse Society
When Bilingualism Means More Than the Number of Languages You Speak – Building Empathy in our Diverse Society Think Bilingual Austin’s founding mission is to build community through language learning and multicultural understanding. However, language is simply a tool to help us better communicate and understand the speakers of another culture and background. Yet, even […]
1 in 10 US students are English learners Author: Jennifer Mata-McMahon, University of Maryland, Baltimore County More than 1 in 10 of the nation’s approximately 50 million public school students speak a native language other than English, according to the latest federal data. Roughly 3 in 4 of these English learners speak Spanish. The percentage […]
Why Equity Demands Advocating for Dual Language Programs
Online Community Presentation: Why Equity Demands Advocating for Dual Language Programs Coalición por la Educación Bilingüe Equitativa en Austin You are invited to a virtual community education session about dual language and the necessity of building on the bilingual and bicultural assets of our students. The purpose of the session is to help our community […]