Bilingualism Matters Research Symposium 2025

Our annual interdisciplinary research conference is on again this year, with a two-day programme packed with the latest bilingualism research and practice. The conference is held at the University of Edinburgh, UK and online. Call for proposals opening soon!

Beauty in the mixing: Languages and dialects mix naturally in linguistically diverse contexts

In Southern California, many languages and dialects are in the air. They are spoken on their own and in mixtures in every possible form that might be imagined. Despite the naturalness of language mixing, there is a mythology that switching from one language to the other or allowing all known languages to enter into discourse is marked and not the norm. In this mini conference, we hope to begin to dispel this mythology by coming together to discuss the varied contexts in which languages are mixed. Note that this mini-conference sponsored by Bilingualism Matters in California will precede the Fifteenth Heritage Language Research Institute that will be held at UCI from June 10-June 13:

Festival of Freedom Interactive talk: The Pole Position in Bilingualism

Join Bilingualism Matter’s Professor Antonella Sorace and Dr Katarzyna Przybycień for this exciting interactive talk at the Festival of Freedom, Edinburgh

Bilingualism Matters at the North Edinburgh Community Festival

Join our brilliant team of Bilingualism Matters volunteers at the 3rd annual Festival on Saturday 11th May 2024!

The Supportive Classroom

Join us for this free, online learning workshop designed to help teachers working in complementary and heritage language schools to develop strategies that support learning within a group of mixed ability learners.

Symposium: Living Multilingualism in Education

Symposium followed by a Panel discussion: Conditions for promoting multilingualism in ECEC

The Language Learning Buzz

Join us for this free, online learning workshop designed to help teachers working in complementary and heritage language schools to develop successful strategies to engage and motivate learners both online and in the classroom

Convegno Background migratorio e plurilinguismo

Convegno dal titolo “Background migratorio e valorizzazione del patrimonio linguistico-culturale “ organizzato dall’Ufficio V Ambito territoriale di Bologna USR E-R, in collaborazione con l’Alma Mater Studiorum – Università di Bologna nell’ambito del Festival della Cultura Tecnica.

The Bigger Picture

Join Bilingualism Matters and SCILT online on 31 January 2024 for ‘The Bigger Picture’ - a free, online event designed to give teachers working in complementary and heritage language schools a deeper insight into the role that teachers can play in bilingual language development

BMRS2023 - Bilingualism Matters Research Symposium 2023

Our annual interdisciplinary research conference is on again this year, with a two-day programme packed with the latest bilingualism research. The conference is held at the University of South Carolina, Columbia, USA and online. Registrations OPEN NOW.

Bilinguismo Conta

L’incontro vuole raccontare del progetto regionale e della ricerca connessa e condotta dall’Università di Bologna che coinvolge nidi e scuole dell’infanzia della Regione e che fa emergere dati significativi.

Tense, Aspect and Modality in L2 (TAML2) Conference

Join an international group of researchers for a two-day conference on the acquisition, learning and teaching of Tense, Aspect and Modality (TAM) in second languages (L2)

Bilinguismo in famiglia: alcuni strumenti per orientarsi

Monolinguals vs. multilinguals: who wins?

Does comparing monolinguals and bilinguals really matter? Professor Antonella Sorace explores this and more in her upcoming talk for The Royal Society of Edinburgh's Curious Festival (04-17 September 2023)

Bilingualism Matters @ Monash Education opened at the Faculty of Education at Monash University in Melbourne, Australia on 6th April 2023. The branch is hosted by the bi/multi/plurilingualism research and scholarship group in the Faculty of Education.

We are opening as a branch of Blingualism Matters and will be offically launching this new research outreach group on 4th April 2023. Please join us via Zoom to help us to celebrate this new partnership. We welcome all community members, teachers, and all interested bilingual, multilingual or plurilingual education to join us and let us know how we can share our research with you and your communities. The launch will involve talks from our researchers at Monash and the Director of the Bilingualism Matters consortium Professor Antonella Sorace. We look forward to seeing you online!

Too many languages? Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2023

Bilingual, trilingual, quadrilingual, pentalingual – does your brain change for the better the more languages you know? Join Antonella Sorace in this CODI Fringe show to find out.

Language and Lies for Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2023

Antonella Sorace debates if knowing only one language still possible in today’s world and Chris Cummins explores how linguistics can help us detect lies, in this new CODI show for the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

Bilingualism Matters Knowledge Exchange Forum

The annual BM KE Forum is an opportunity for all to meet and learn about the work led by Bilingualism Matters members across the world of research, practice and media.

Bilingualism in the classroom and beyond

The last of three workshops in the Scotland’s Saturday Language Schools Series, organised by Bilingualism Matters and SCILT

Bilingualism Matters Edinburgh meeting

The next in-person meeting of the Bilingualism Matters Centre at the University of Edinburgh is on Wednesday 5 April 2023, 12.30-13.30 (UK time). This event is open to current and prospective members of Bilingualism Matters Edinburgh.

The Bilingual Revolution : The Future of Education is in Two Languages

Link Zoom: https://bit.ly/3YCR5GJ Meeting ID: 824 3441 2330 Passcode: 677925

Gaelic language development and education: a state-of-the-art update

Join us online on Monday 20 February, 16.00-17.30, for a showcase of up-to-date work on children and adults learning Gaelic for World Gaelic Week | Seachdain na Gàidhlig.

Semana de la Ciencia Comunidad de Madrid

How languages can save lives and help to build a better future.

Join us in our new online format. Live and online with Q&A, chat & Expo + 3 months to catch up on anything you miss.

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. Registrations open.