Linguist and expert on multilingualism

Webinars, workshops and consultant services to understand and facilitate children’s language learning and to help adults to communicate with confidence in a foreign language.

Linguist and multilingualism expert Karin Martin

 

Linguist and Italian language tutor

Hello and welcome to my website! I’m an Italian linguist. Many people think that a linguist is someone who speaks lots of languages and works as an interpreter; however, the focus of linguistics is about the structure, use and psychology of language in general. It deals both with the study of a particular language and the search for properties common to all languages.
Many linguists are also multilingual and so am I. I’m passionate about languages and I love helping people to learn languages. I work as an Italian language tutor, teaching and helping people to find the best way to learn Italian.

Multilingualism in education and bilingualism in schools

One of my goals as a linguist is to promote multilingualism in education. I organize conferences and workshops to provide assistance for schools that take a high number of students with a native language other than the language of instruction. I help teachers and the school staff in general to develop a culture of multilingualism and face the challenges of bilingualism in schools. I also support and assist families who move around the world for different reasons and raise their children with more than one language.

Dyslexia and foreign language learning

During my doctoral studies I specialized in the topic of dyslexia and foreign language learning, and I also became more interested in the relationship between dyslexia and bilingualism. Many students have to face the challenges of developmental dyslexia, which mainly manifests itself with a difficulty in learning to read properly. They struggle even more when they learn a foreign language at school. I offer individual consultancy to families and training courses to professionals to help them understand the specific needs of dyslexic children.

If you are interested in what I do or if you need more information, please contact me!