Romina Paturca

Romina is Romanian and has been living in Finland for 14 years. As a mother in a mixed-language family raising a multilingual child, multilingualism has become a big part of her life. Her personal interest in multilingualism, language acquisition and language learning led her to study Linguistics in the Master’s Programme in Linguistic Diversity and Digital Humanities at the University of Helsinki. Her daughter’s daily exposure to three languages, as well the shared experience of other parents in multicultural and multilingual families, piqued her interest in looking into the family language strategies used by mixed-language families who live in Finland. Romina believes highlighting findings from research studies and sharing personal experiences provide parents and educators with various perspectives to help promote and encourage children’s multilingual development.

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