Events

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Thistles & Sunflowers Festival Weekend

Festival in Edinburgh exploring Bulgarian language and highlighting bilingual stories and artists from the lands of thistles and sunflowers.

Bilingualism Matters Annual Knowledge Exchange Event

This event is open to current and prospective members of Bilingualism Matters.

BMRS2022 - Bilingualism Matters Research Symposium 2022

Our annual interdisciplinary research conference is on again this year, with a two-day programme packed with the latest bilingualism research. Call for abstracts open now!

Bilingualism Matters Launch Event

The official launch of our new Bilingualism Matters social enterprise on 30 March 2022.

News

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Multimind Project - Final Conference & Resources

Find out about the MultiMind Project Final Conference and how to access free resources on multilingualism, including a fun quiz, flyers and videos on multilingualism and developmental language disorders, and policy reports for professionals.

Launching a new Bilingualism Matters

Find out about our new Bilingualism Matters social enterprise and how to get involved.

From the fear of mistakes to the joy of understanding

What do young graduates from all over Europe learn about communication during their EU traineeship? That mutual understanding across (linguistic and geopolitical) borders is as hot an issue as ever. However, this does not come without effort...

Help with research - Italian & English bilinguals

We are looking for research participants for a study on bilingualism - can you help? English-Italian bilinguals living in the UK or Italy.

Videos of the COMPARE project

Have you ever wondered what role can parents and educators play in supporting multilingual learning? In this project, you can find inspiration on the videos created with educators and parents in Luxembourg.

Resources on bilingualism for English and Gaelic speaking classrooms

Bilingualism Matters Edinburgh has teamed up with educational platform Twinkl and SCILT to create a range of free resources on bilingualism for teachers to use in English and Gaelic speaking classrooms.

Arts In Tongues Wins Award

A BM Edinburgh project aiming to inspire local Edinburgh communities to connect with languages has won the Collaboration Award at the recent Creative Edinburgh Awards.

New resources for parents and educators

BM Luxembourg launches TRANSLA - a new program for multilingual children - with resources for teachers and parents in English, French and German

Literacy in early childhood – Picture books and…?

Young children only learn written language at school, right? Not really. Children’s first print experience at home matters...

Bilingualism Matters across the World

Find out about our affiliate meeting at the Psychonomic Society Annual Meeting, taking place on on 4th November 2021.

Online discussion on bilingualism, brain & society

Knowable Magazine hosts a fascinating discussion on bilingualism, the brain and society with Dr. Uju Anya and Dr. Judith Kroll, who talks about plans for a new BM branch at UC Irvine in the USA.

Why monolinguals ‘cringe’ in a multilingual society

Do you apologise for your poor foreign language skills in multilingual encounters? Find out about the hidden social effects of this common monolingual practice.

UNESCO Futures of Education

Bilingualism Matters is working in partnership with UNESCO on the Futures of Education initiative. Find out about about latest developments and reports.