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! ­čÖĆ

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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.

Please register here for April 22nd at 6pm! We’re looking forward to!

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You can also find updates on our LinkedIn and Facebook pages. So make sure to follow us! ­čśë

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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 Gr├╝enfelder

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