The branch provides information about bilingualism across the lifespan. Its specialist areas of expertise are: bilingualism from birth – simultaneous bilingual development; English as an Additional Language learners; and language attrition in adults. Our aim is to work collaboratively with the Reading branch of Bilingualism Matters to provide advice services to parents of bilingual children, teachers, nursery staff, and speech language therapist to support bilingual development and maintenance as well as ensure best practice. Our outreach work is mainly set in London and East Anglia.
22 Aug 2023
Teacher Education About Multilingualism (TEAM) project is releasing free educational resources, aimed to help educators understand and navigate the intricacies of working with multilingual pupils and in multilingual classrooms. Help us evaluate our open education resource TEAM .
30 Nov 2023
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
20 Oct 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.
24 May 2023
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.