Bilingualism Matters (BM) @EastofEngland was established in the centre of Language Development throughout the Lifespan (LaDeLi) in March 2018. BM@EastofEngland is part of a network of branches across the world run by researchers working on bilingualism and language learning, communicating to families, teachers, speech and language therapists and policy makers about these issues.
Bilingualism Matters was originally founded at University of Edinburgh by Professor Antonella Sorace, with the aim of enabling people to make informed decisions based on scientific evidence. We believe that real change happens through dialogue between researchers and the community.
Much of our work involves collaborative projects on the following subjects:
The BM @Edinburgh team has put together a series of resources for parents of bilingual children. These resources provide information on a range of topics, such as:
We are happy to provide information sessions, training and consultancies for a range of audiences.
Bilingualism is for everyone, not just those who grew up in bilingual households. Investing in language learning at school or nursery is a great chance to give our children the best possible future.
We can provide accessible and informative talks about bilingualism and second language learning at venues in London and in the East of England (Essex, Suffolk, Norfolk etc.) for the following groups: