Upcoming events

  • Fri
    15
    Jun
    2018

    Are Refugee Languages Welcome? The Critical Role of Refugee Languages in Integration

    13:00 - 15:00Room G32, 7 George Square, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh EH8 9JZ

    Refugee languages are often viewed as an obstacle to integration. For refugees, however, they provide a source of continuity at a time of great upheaval and disruption, and can play a key supporting role in learning the new country's language. For the host country, the languages that refugees bring with them are a rich and untapped resource.

    As part of Refugee Festival Scotland 2018 (full programme to be published soon), Bilingualism Matters is delighted to present testimonials from young refugee learners alongside expert talks by Professor Antonella Sorace and other high-profile language researchers, followed by a round-table discussion with local community organisers and ESOL providers.

    Register for this free event on Eventbrite.

  • Fri
    07
    Sep
    2018

    Bilingualism Matters 10th Anniversary Annual Event

    16:30 tbcEdinburgh

    Come and join us to celebrate 10 years of Bilingualism Matters - from one branch based at the University of Edinburgh to 18 branches around the world! Learn more about bilingualism and get updates on the latest research.

    Book opening soon but put the date in your diary now!

    You can also read all about last year's event here.

  • Fri
    07
    Sep
    2018

    Bilingualism Matters Research Symposium 2018

    9am to 3.30pmEdinburgh

    Our 2018 inaugural research symposium aims to provide an opportunity for researchers in Edinburgh and from across our Bilingualism Matters international network to come together to share and exchange ideas on any aspect of bilingualism, with a focus on dissemination potential beyond the academic world.  

    Full details on the event page: http://www.bilingualism-matters.ppls.ed.ac.uk/bilingualism-matters-research-symposium-2018/