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What factors affect the ability to read aloud in a foreign alphabet?

What cognitive skills and other factors (types of exposure, practice, knowledge of the language, etc.) affect one's ability to read aloud fluently in a foreign alphabet — or even in one's native ...
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Learn to read and write for a multilingual pre-school child

My child is 4 year old and is reasonably fluent in 3 languages (based on the same alphabet). He is now interested to learn to read and write. The problem being that alphabet, and reading approaches ...
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Should literacy in the L1 be taught before teaching reading & writing in an L2?

When teaching English as a foreign language to people who are not literate in their native language (L1), should learners first be taught to read and write in their native language? In other words, ...
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What are the implications of L2 learners being illiterate in L1 and how can they overcome them?

In other words, if you never fully learned to read in the first language that you were exposed to and start reading in a second language, what are the implications of this and how can you overcome ...
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Does native Finnish and literacy in another language give literacy in Finnish?

Our child speaks native Finnish (appropriate to her age). We are moving abroad. Supposing the child learns to read and write in another language that uses essentially the same alphabet (probably some ...
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Can I (an Illinois high school student) get a Seal of Biliteracy for Old Norse?

I don’t want any feedback on why I want Old Norse, I just want to know if it can be done.
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Does the phenomenon of being able to read related languages have a name?

At the moment I can read Finnish and English fluently and Swedish, Danish and Norwegian reasonably well. I have also studied and forgotten a little bit of French. When I was actively looking for ...
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