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, we’ll chat with an expert in the field and we’ll keep 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! 🙏
Next Talk on April 22nd at 6:00pm (CET time): “Multilingual monolingualism? Getting to know Slovenia.“ with Marko Stabej, Professor of Slovene Language at the University of Ljubljana (Slovenia) Faculty of Arts.
Here are the next dates:
Thursday, May 06, 2021 6:00 pm (CET time) Title: tba – meeting Prof. Jordi Cicres
Thursday, May 20, 2021 Title: tba – meeting Prof. Georg Gombos
Thursday, June 03, 2021 details coming soon
Thursday, June 17, 2021 Title: tba – meeting Dr. Verena Krausneker
Thursday, July 01, 2021 Title: tba – meeting Tobias Grüenfelder
Thursday, July 15, 2021 Title: tba – meeting Dr. Cindy Blanco (Duolinguo)
Thursday, October 07, 2021 details coming soon
Thursday, October 21, 2021 details coming soon
Thursday, November 04, 2021 details coming soon
Thursday, November 18, 2021 details coming soon
Thursday, December 02, 2021 details coming soon
Thursday, December 16, 2021 details coming soon