Upcoming events

  • Fri
    27
    Jul
    2018

    New branch launch - Tübingen, Germany

    17:00Old Auditorium, Münzgasse 30, 72070 Tübingen, GERMANY

    The 21st branch of Bilingualism Matters, second in Germany, launched by Antonella Sorace. More details: http://www.leadsummerschool.de/2018/07/10/bilingualism-matters-tuebingen/

  • Wed
    08
    Aug
    2018

    Monolinguals, Where Are You?

    20:10The Stand’s New Town Theatre, Freemasons' Hall, EH2 3DH

    Is anyone truly monolingual anymore? Knowing dialects, learning languages at school, and hearing migrant speakers make everybody ‘bilingual' to some extent. This means that the mother tongue changes, in completely natural and predictable ways. It also means that people may not be as bad at learning languages as they often think they are. Join Professor Antonella Sorace of Bilingualism Matters (The University of Edinburgh) to discover what the extinction of monolingualism could be doing to your brain – and why it matters.

    Book tickets here

    Presented by Bilingualism Matters at the Edinburgh International Fringe Festival as part of the Cabaret of Dangerous Ideas.

  • Mon
    13
    Aug
    2018

    Ditch the Classroom; Speak in Tongues!

    13:30The Stand’s New Town Theatre, Freemasons' Hall, EH2 3DH

    Everybody believes that education is good: the more, the better. But what if the benefits of education are mainly due to having learned different languages? Shouldn’t we just concentrate on learning them? In a rapidly changing world in which factual knowledge becomes quickly out-of-date, aren’t languages the ultimate transferable skill, improving the way in which we can learn and understand new things? Whether you learn one of the big languages of culture, politics and business or one of the little known minority ones, it will not only open a new world for you but also train your brain.

    Book tickets here

    Presented by Bilingualism Matters at the Edinburgh International Fringe Festival as part of the Cabaret of Dangerous Ideas.

  • Thu
    16
    Aug
    2018

    Ditch the Classroom; Speak in Tongues!

    18:10The Stand’s New Town Theatre, Freemasons' Hall, EH2 3DH

    Everybody believes that education is good: the more, the better. But what if the benefits of education are mainly due to having learned different languages? Shouldn’t we just concentrate on learning them? In a rapidly changing world in which factual knowledge becomes quickly out-of-date, aren’t languages the ultimate transferable skill, improving the way in which we can learn and understand new things? Whether you learn one of the big languages of culture, politics and business or one of the little known minority ones, it will not only open a new world for you but also train your brain.

    Book tickets here

    Presented by Bilingualism Matters at the Edinburgh International Fringe Festival as part of the Cabaret of Dangerous Ideas.

  • Sun
    19
    Aug
    2018

    Monolinguals, Where Are You?

    13:30The Stand’s New Town Theatre, Freemasons' Hall, EH2 3DH

    Is anyone truly monolingual anymore? Knowing dialects, learning languages at school, and hearing migrant speakers make everybody ‘bilingual' to some extent. This means that the mother tongue changes, in completely natural and predictable ways. It also means that people may not be as bad at learning languages as they often think they are. Join Professor Antonella Sorace of Bilingualism Matters (The University of Edinburgh) to discover what the extinction of monolingualism could be doing to your brain – and why it matters.

    Book tickets here

    Presented by Bilingualism Matters at the Edinburgh International Fringe Festival as part of the Cabaret of Dangerous Ideas.

  • Fri
    07
    Sep
    2018

    Bilingualism Matters 10th Anniversary Annual Event

    16:30 - 18:30Edinburgh

    Come and join us to celebrate 10 years of Bilingualism Matters - from one branch based at the University of Edinburgh to 20 branches around the world! Learn more about bilingualism and get updates on the latest research.

    Book in now open on Eventbrite - details on full programme coming in August.

    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/

     

  • Sat
    29
    Sep
    2018

    Explorathon European Researchers Night

    Explorathon is Scotland’s event for EU Researchers’ Night with events around the country on Friday 28th and Saturday 29th September. It is a public celebration of research that takes place in more than 300 cities across Europe, and Bilingualism Matters will be joining the event in Edinburgh. More details coming soon.