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

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Even very young children can become prejudiced but schools can do something about it

Even very young children can become prejudiced but schools can do something about it Melanie Killen, University of Maryland Racism has negative consequences for children’s health. It harms the kids who experience it personally and those who witness it, according to the American Academy of Pediatrics, an organization that represents 67,000 doctors who treat children. […]

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 […]