The main purpose of the Siena branch is to inform people about bilingualism and language learning. We also organise targeted events and projects in order to: build networks between practitioners, policy makers, stakeholders and families to promote good linguistic practices and to develop joined strategies across different sectors of the society; provide general information and advice about bilingualism to general public, including requests for consultation from individuals and families; encourage linguistic and cultural diversity in Italy through the promotion of the linguistic and cultural heritage of minority communities; map immigrant languages, especially in schools; and support heritage languages maintenance and translanguaging practices in schools.
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.