Bilingualism Matters (BM) is a growing community of international language experts engaging the public with the latest research about bilingualism and language learning. BM members all operate slightly differently in order to accommodate the specific needs and languages of their local communities. See below for the full list of members.
The Bilingualism Matters main office and headquarters for the international network is based in Edinburgh, the capital city of Scotland.
The first ever Bilingualism Matters founded by Professor Antonella Sorace opened in 2008 at the University of Edinburgh in Scotland.
Bilingualism Matters opened in Vitoria-Gasteiz, Basque Country (Spain), in March 2015 as part of the EU funded AThEME project . The branch is hosted by the Bilingual Mind Group at the University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU).
Bilingualism Matters@Bologna is hosted by the School of Education Studies 'Giovanni Maria Bertin', Alma Mater Studiorum University of Bologna, and it was launched in November 2022.
Bilingualism Matters East of England opened in Colchester in March 2018. The branch is hosted by the LaDeLi research centre at The University of Essex.
Bilingualism Matters opened in Granada, Spain, on 23rd February 2018. The branch is hosted by the University of Granada.
Bilingualism Matters opened in Konstanz, Germany, in January 2014 under the name Zentrum für Mehrsprachigkeit, initially as part of the EU funded AThEME project.
Bilingualism Matters Krakow opened in 2018 at the Institute of Psychology of the Jagiellonian University in Krakow (Poland).
Bilingualism Matters London launched on 1st November 2019. The branch is a consortium partnership with current members from the Institute of Modern Languages Research at the University of London, the University of Westminster, and University College London Institute of Education.
Bilingualism Matters Luxembourg opened in March 2021. The branch is hosted by the Faculty of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences at the University of Luxembourg.
Bilingualism Matters opened in Milan, Italy, in November 2014, hosted by the University of Milan-Bicocca.
Bilingualism Matters opened in Nantes, France, in March 2015 as part of the EU funded AThEME project.
Meertalig.nl was founded in 2011 as an activity of De Taalstudio. It joined the Bilingualism Matters international network in September 2014.
Bilingualism Matters opened at the University of Nova Gorica in Slovenia, under the name Večjezičnost velja.
Bilingualism Matters Poznań opened in September 2018. The branch is hosted by the Faculty of English at Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań, Poland.
Bilingualism Matters opened in Rijeka, Croatia, in June 2014 as part of the EU funded AThEME project .
Bilingualism Matters opened in Siena, Italy, in September 2013.
Bilingualism Matters opened in Thessaloniki, Greece, in January 2012, under the name “Me 2 glosses”. The branch is hosted by the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki.
In October 2012, a branch of Bilingualism Matters opened at the University of Trento in Italy, under the name Bilinguismo Conta.
Bilingualism Matters@Napoli Federico II is hosted by the Department of Humanities Studies, University of Naples “Federico II”.
Bilingualism Matters opened in Tromsø, Norway, in June 2011, under the name “Flere språk til flere”. The branch is hosted by UiT The Arctic University of Norway.
Bilingualism Matters opened in Trondheim, Norway, on 28th November 2016. The branch is hosted by the Norwegian University of Science and Technology.
Bilingualism Matters opened in Tübingen, Germany, in July 2018 under the name „Mehrsprachigkeitszentrum in Tübingen“. The branch is hosted by the Eberhard Karls University Tübingen.
North American branches
We share perspectives on bilingual education, language learning, and the bilingual experience in the greater Chicago area.
Bilingualism Matters Rutgers opened in May 2015, hosted by the the department of Spanish and Portuguese at Rutgers University, New Jersey, USA. It is known locally as RU Bilingual and is run by enthusiastic graduate students all studying bilinguals and language acqusition.
Bilingualism Matters opened in Pennsylvania, USA, in December 2014, hosted by the the Center for Language Science (CLS) at the Pennsylvania State University.
Bilingualism Matters opened in South Carolina, USA, on 29th March 2019. The branch is hosted by the College of Education at the University of South Carolina.
Bilingualism Matters opened at Wilfrid Laurier in Waterloo, Canada, on 11th October 2019. The branch is hosted by the Language Acquisition, Multilingualism, and Cognition Laboratory at Wilfrid Laurier University.