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.

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!

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.

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.

Call for participation for early career researchers

Multilingualism and Multiliteracies at home and in educational settings

Multilingualism and Multiliteracies at home and in educational settings

Collaboration avec les parents et littéracies plurilingues

Lusophone migrants’ interactions: solidarities and tensions in postcolonial contexts

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.

Reading to young children, but how and why?

Reading regularly to children supports their language development, awakens their desire to read, and promotes their imagination.

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: 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.

Babylonische Sprachverwirrung? Aufwachsen in Vielsprachigkeit

Die beiden Forscherinnen stellen gemeinsame Literacy Aktivitäten von Eltern und ErzieherInnen sowie ein individuelles Beratungskonzept aus der Praxis für die Praxis vor.

“Lusófonos” no Luxemburgo: a língua e a história impactam as suas interações no trabalho e na vida social?

A Lusofonia abrange diversos grupos e indivíduos, se partilham a língua portuguesa não partilham as mesmas posições históricas. No Luxemburgo, os “lusófonos” constituem o maior grupo de migrantes, mais de 15,6 % da população (Statec 2020). Esta discussão visa refletir sobre como a língua e a história podem impactar a interação dos indivíduos dos países de língua oficial portuguesa no Luxemburgo. Os participantes são convidados a reflectir e partilhar sobre as suas vivências individuais e colectivas.

Everyone speaks another language!

Does anyone really speak only one language? At what point do you know enough of another language to call yourself bilingual? Join Antonella Sorace in this CODI Fringe show to find out.

Brighter Brains and Languages

Antonella Sorace debates if single-language speakers really exist and Alan Gow explores how to keep sharp as we age, in this CODI show at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

Why is multilingualism good for you?

Online panel discussion event at Curious, the online summer events programme from The Royal Society Edinburgh.

Kleinkindern vorlesen: Warum? Wie?

In einem kurzen Vortrag werden Prof. Dr. Claudine Kirsch und Prof. Dr. Elke Montanari Ihnen zeigen, wie Sie mit ein- bis dreijährigen Kindern Bücher lesen können. Wir werden die Wichtigkeit des Lesens für die Sprachentwicklung erklären und auf diese Weise einige Mythen zerlegen. Anschließend werden wir Ihre Fragen beantworten. Für Getränke und Snacks ist gesorgt.

V International Conference on Applied Linguistics to Language Teaching