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 […]

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

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 […]

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 […]