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Does native Finnish and literacy in another language give literacy in Finnish?

Based on personal experience I would say no. I grew up bilingual swedish and finnish while living in sweden with one finnish speaking parent. While I did speak finnish almost exclusively with on ...
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Does native Finnish and literacy in another language give literacy in Finnish?

My answer is based on personal experience of teaching a child to read and write Russian while living in North America. Russian also has a fairly straightforward relationship between pronunciation and ...
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Should literacy in the L1 be taught before teaching reading & writing in an L2?

Yes. From general viewpoint, learning your L1 first and being proficient at it can help you with your L2 as you can associate L2 vocab with the L1 vocab as seen with methods like the Translation ...
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Can I (an Illinois high school student) get a Seal of Biliteracy for Old Norse?

According to the Seal of Biliteracy FAQ, Illinois is one of the states that "have approved a statewide Seal of Biliteracy". See also the Illinois State Seal of Biliteracy. Since the Seal of ...
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Does the phenomenon of being able to read related languages have a name?

Mutual Intelligibility is a relationship between languages or dialects in which speakers of different but related varieties can readily understand each other without prior familiarity or special ...
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What factors affect the ability to read aloud in a foreign alphabet?

You might be using a method that doesn't focus much on reading. Also, you might be losing your skill of reading fluency due to lack of practice throughout the years. I developed superior reading-...
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What are the implications of L2 learners being illiterate in L1 and how can they overcome them?

This was a very interesting question for me to consider, so I did quite a bit of research on the topic. The issue you describe is the plight of many uneducated or otherwise illiterate migrants or ...
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What are the implications of L2 learners being illiterate in L1 and how can they overcome them?

Speaking in the L2 at all time focusing on the commanding expressions could be a very good start while the commands are physically acted out at possible all time. People tend to learn first when they ...
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