The MiT was founded in July 2018 and it is an information centre which gives academic advice to anyone who is interested in or is involved with raising, educating and caring for bilingual children, adolescents or adults. One of the goals of MiT is to build a bridge between researchers and society by presenting recent findings on the social and cognitive advantages of bilingualism or multilingualism. The specialist areas of expertise of the MiT-team are: fostering of languages of origin, multilingualism in families, multilingualism in kindergarten, multilingualism in schools, clinical speech therapy and learning foreign/second languages. The MiT consists of 10 members. The directors of the branch are Prof. Dr. Tanja Rinker and Prof. Dr. Doreen Bryant.
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.