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Sing to Learn Spanish

Music is a powerful tool. It evokes emotion, sparks memory and gives us energy. It can also help us learn.
Natalie Kane, founder of Semillitas de Español, first discovered the magic of music when she set out to teach Spanish to her son. When she met with resistance, it was music that opened the door to speaking the language together. Natalie recently shared her bilingual journey with us:
A native of Monterrey, Mexico, Natalie Kane was raised bilingual. She attended an English-speaking school, but the rest of her life took place in Spanish. “My academic language is English and my social language is Spanish,” she says.
When her son was born, Natalie started speaking to him in English because that’s how she felt most comfortable communicating. But by the time he was two, she began reevaluating her decision. “I was going through huge turmoil about whether I was taking something away from him by not speaking to him in Spanish.” Read more.

Bilingual Preschool Fair in Austin

If you’re in Austin on April 16, come say ¡Hola! at the Bilingual Preschool Fair. Hosted by Think Bilingual Austin, the fair provides an opportunity to explore a wide variety of immersion and dual-language programs available in the Austin area.
Demonstrations, talks and activities will take place throughout the day. Our own Aileen Passariello-McAleer will be sharing her experiences as a bilingual mama and offering tips and tricks she’s learned along the way. Visit us at our booth and enter to win a free download of the MamaLingua Premium app!

Join us!
Saturday, April 16, 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Fibercove, 1700 South Lamar Blvd Suite 338, Austin, TX 78704  View Map

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As bilingualism and multilingualism grow in the United States, families adopt different methods to cultivate language learning, based on who speaks what language in the home and the makeup of their community. Read more.
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