Upcoming events

  • Thu

    Universal Health Visiting pathway: promoting knowledge of bilingual development

    2pm to 5pmRoom G32 Psychology Building, 7 George Square, University of Edinburgh

    The University of Edinburgh & Bilingualism Matters in collaboration with Children in Scotland are organising a round table with the theme "Universal Health Visiting pathway: promoting knowledge of bilingual development”. The purpose of this meeting is to bring together stakeholders from the academic, health and government sectors to discuss and identify the current needs, practices and training offered to health visitors in Scotland regarding bilingual children and their families, that is children and families who grow up with and use languages other than English in the home or the immediate community. Outcomes of this meeting will feed into a larger survey targeting health visitors and allied health professionals (AHP) about these issues, with the view to later develop more specialised training and information materials for AHP to more effectively engage with bilingual families and children.

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  • Fri

    Bilingualism Matters Annual Event

    15:30 - 18:30Informatics Forum, University of Edinburgh

    Join us in celebrating our 8th year at Bilingualism Matters working WITH & FOR families, professionals, and businesses in Edinburgh, Scotland, Europe and beyond.

    Meet our team and other professionals from education, policy, health, research and local communities who share our passion for languages across the lifespan.

    The event is an opportunity to learn about what Bilingualism Matters Centre does in the areas of research, knowledge exchange and public engagement. It is also an invitation for you to share your views with us on what we and our wider network should focus on in the future.

    Wine reception with music & theatre will follow a series of short, interactive presentations from Bilingualism Matters experts and collaborators.

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  • Sat

    Bilingualism Matters Family Day


    A day of language exploration and fun for bilingual families in the Edinburgh area. More details coming soon.

  • Fri

    The selectivity of native language attrition

    Informatics Forum, University of Edinburgh

    We're pleased to host this two-day workshop “The selectivity of native language attrition” as part of the ESRC-funded First Language Attrition Seminar Series (ES/M001776/1) led by Monika Schmid (University of Essex).

    Full details can be found here.