Why Reading and Writing in Two Languages is Important

What are the circumstances which determine whether or not a language will develop fully in bilingual children? A look into the chances and opportunities available to kids who master reading and writing in their second mother tongue. In my workshops, I ask the participants how the languages that are important in their lives developed. Mitraa, whose […]
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Zwetelina Ortegahttp://www.linguamulti.at
Zwetelina Ortega is a linguist, author and an expert in multilingualism. In 2014, she founded the Linguamulti coaching center. She offers workshops there such as “I am educating my child in a multilingual way” Ortega grew up with Bulgarian, Spanish and German. She also writes her literary works in those three languages. In 2012, she published her poetry album "Aз und tú" (Edition Yara). She teaches at the romance languages department at the University of Vienna.

 

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