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 […]

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. […]

How Will the Coronavirus Pandemic Impact Bilingualism and Multiculturalism?

How Will the Coronavirus Pandemic Impact Bilingualism and Multiculturalism? People around the world in rural and urban areas are becoming more aware of two things: 1) how interconnected our world really is, and 2) how to become more socially isolated. With the rise in COVID-19 cases and its relatively high mortality rate, fear of contagion […]

I Love Idiomas So Much! Festival

I Love Idiomas So Much! Festival Enjoy innovative live multicultural performances and discover the many language learning and cultural heritage programs our community offers. February 16, 2020, 1 pm – 4pm at the AISD Performing Arts Center. Schedule of Performances in the Black Box Theater: See below for descriptions 1:00 pm: Kayumanggi Pinoy Rock Band1:30 pm: Eliud […]

Helping Families through American Gateways and Partners in Parenting

Helping Families through American Gateways and Partners in Parenting Think Bilingual Austin is working with American Gateways, a non-profit that provides low or no-cost legal services to immigrants here in Central Texas.  We have identified immigrant families here in Austin that would be most grateful for your help! We are accepting donations for American Gateways’ clients, together  with Partners in Parenting, a […]

Podcast Interview with Dr. Erin Rodriguez, Assistant Professor of Educational Psychology at UT

The Think Bilingual Chat Room Podcast interview with Dr. Erin Rodriguez, Assistant Professor of Educational Psychology, University of Texas at Austin. Dr. Erin Rodriguez shares her research based insights on how Dual Language educational programs help English language learners from immigrant families.  She explains the benefits of well implemented Dual Language programs on children’s well […]