Bilingualism Matters Edinburgh runs local, national and international public engagement initiatives and events, as well as serving as the headquarters for the Bilingualism Matters international network. The Founding Director is Professor Antonella Sorace. Her work is supported by two part-time members of staff, a Programme Director Group from within the University of Edinburgh and a team of enthusiastic volunteers of post-graduate students and others from the local area.
Find out about upcoming public events that BM Edinburgh members will be part of over Summer/Autumn 2021.
18 June 2021
Bilingualism Matters Edinburgh members and collaborators discuss projects and research findings, and reveal exciting new plans for the future.
17 June 2021
Special podcast episode as part of Refugee Festival Scotland, interviewing University of Edinburgh rector, Debora Kayembe.
Tue 20th April 2021, 4.30pm
Webinar for UK clinicians and practitioners working with autistic bilingual people and their families, with talks on current research from experts in the field.
Help with research and be compensated for your time! PhD student looking for native Spanish speakers from Spain, living in the UK or Spain.
The latest news and updates from Bilingualism Matters at the University of Edinburgh, including upcoming events and research.
Bilingualism Matters is working in partnership with UNESCO on the Futures of Education initiative. Find out about about latest developments and reports.
By Lourdes Barquín Sanmartín, PhD in Applied Linguistics, University of Edinburgh
BM Edinburgh volunteer Dr Maria Dokovova interviews Dr Lauren Hall-Lew from the University of Edinburgh about accents and trust.
The UNESCO International Commission on the Futures of Education is looking for feedback on its Progress Update report by 30th April 2021.
Blog post by Maggie Mroczkowski, BM Edinburgh Volunteer and PhD candidate at the University of Edinburgh
Bilingualism Matters is a collaborator in this year's festival, which has a great programme of Portuguese and Spanish documentary films, available across the UK and Ireland.
Bilingualism Matters has contributed two full reports and a summary consultation report to the UNESCO Futures of Education initiative, highlighting the crucial role of languages in education.
A research team from the University of Edinburgh is looking at how bilingual children learn Gaelic and English and which areas of the languages are hard for them.
Blog post by Mariel Deluna, PhD Education Student at University of Edinburgh & BM Edinburgh Volunteer
Post by María García Basanta, BM Edinburgh Volunteer, on her native language, Galician.
Post by Dr Maria Dokovova, BM Edinburgh Volunteer
Article by Bérengère Digard, with the support of Sonny and Fergus from AMASE
Find out about the Edinburgh Multilingual Stories Festival, a celebration of languages that ran in 2018 and 2019, and we plan to host again in the future.
A selection of online videos from events and talks given by Prof Antonella Sorace, and links to articles in the media.