After the great success of Thriving Thursdays 2020, we are now ready to move on and start a brand new series!

In our intercultural and multilingual team, we experience and value different languages and cultures every day. We are keen on knowing more about the ability of communicating in different languages, we want to have answers to questions like:

  • Does the language I speak influence the way I think?
  • What are the advantages of speaking more than one language?
  • Is it true that it delays the onset of Alzheimer disease?
  • What makes me multilingual?
  • Can adults learn to speak a foreign language without an accent?
  • Would the world be a better place if everyone spoke the same language?

We have a strong desire for promoting and fostering multilingualism not only in the region where we live, but also around the world. In spite of research evidence and due to historical background, many regions are still suffering from prejudices and false beliefs around this topic.

At SIETAR Austria we see multilingualism as an asset rather than a drawback.

We are passionate about multilingualism as a resource for the individual and for the society.

Every two weeks, Dr. Karin Martin will chat with an expert in the field, keeping the same format as before: a 30 minutes talk on Zoom, including 20 min. interview and 10 min. for Q&A.

The conversation started on February 25th 2021 at 6:00 pm (CET time) with Prof. Antonella Sorace! Thank you so much for joining us so numerously! 🙏

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Next Talk on October 7th 2021 at 6:00pm (CET time): The Growth of Grammar: How do Children Acquire Languages?” with Prof. Maria Teresa Guasti, Università degli Studi di Milano-Bicocca.

Please register here for October 7th at 6pm! We’re looking forward to!

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Here are the next dates:

Thursday, October 07, 2021 Prof. Maria Teresa Guasti

Thursday, October 21, 2021 Tobias Grüenfelder (Magician)

Thursday, November 04, 2021 Prof. Georg Gombos (recorded talk)

Thursday, November 18, 2021 details coming soon

Thursday, December 02, 2021 Prof. Patrizia Cordin

Thursday, December 16, 2021 Final celebration of the project!