Upcoming events

  • Fri
    25
    Jan
    2019

    RSA Rawthmells Friday Conversations

    14:00The Steps, Rawthmells (RSA House), London

    Antonella Sorace will host a conversation arguing that storytelling is good for bilingual brains, cultures and communities.

  • Thu
    31
    Jan
    2019

    AThEME Project Final Event

    Scotland House, Brussels, Belgium

    Multilingualism across the lifespan. Opportunities & Challenges for the European Citizen’ 

    The final event of the AThEME project is an opportunity to showcase the findings over the last five years to invited stakeholders from around Europe. More information on AThEME can be found here: http://www.atheme.eu/

    Programme of AThEME Final Conference

  • Sat
    09
    Feb
    2019

    BHASHA: the Glasgow Language Festival

    11:00 to 19:00Mitchell Library, Glasgow

    The Bangladesh Association Glasgow has organised this festival to recognise and celebrate the increasingly multilingual nature of the city of Glasgow. As part of the programme, Antonella Sorace will give a talk entitled "Why two languages are better than one".

  • Tue
    19
    Feb
    2019

    Bilingualism Through Festivals

    14:002.06 Appleton Tower, University of Edinburgh, 11 Crichton St, Edinburgh EH8 9LE

    Have you ever wondered what it is like to be multilingual? Have you ever wondered what happens in the bilingual brain? Join us for to get a glimpse of how these questions were explored by Edinburgh-based artists, schools and communities during the first Edinburgh Multilingual Stories Festival in December 2018. You will meet the festival organisers (Bilingualism Matters, Theatre Sans Accents, Polish Cultural Festival Association), engage in hands-on activities and experience a bilingual-inspired performance.

    This event is funded by the Festival of Creative Learning at the University of Edinburgh, and the event is now open for booking.

  • Fri
    01
    Mar
    2019
    Sun
    03
    Mar
    2019

    ECIS MLIE Conference 2019: Unity Through Multilingualism

    Hotel Novotel London West

    Antonella Sorace on behalf of Bilingualism Matters is involved in several sessions at the ECIS Multilingual Learning in International Education Conference: https://ecismlieconference2019.sched.com/speaker/antonellas.

     

  • Wed
    06
    Mar
    2019

    Primary school talk: St Mark's

    13:30St Mark's RC Primary School, Oxgangs, Edinburgh

    This event is open to all parents and carers of children from the above school. We are unable to accommodate parents and carers of pupils from other schools, but if you are interested in a similar session at your own school please contact your headteacher.

  • Sat
    09
    Mar
    2019

    Saturday school talk: Lusofonias – Oficinas de Portugues

    11:30Leith Academy, Edinburgh

    This event is open to all members of the Lusofonias Portuguese Saturday school in Edinburgh. We are unable to accommodate non-members, but if you are interested in a similar session at your own Saturday school or community group please get in touch.

  • Mon
    11
    Mar
    2019

    Language, Place and Identity: A Dissemination Workshop in Edinburgh

    12:30 – 16:00G32 7 George Square University of Edinburgh Edinburgh EH8 9JZ

    This half day workshop intends to bring those working for, and with, children and young people together to discuss and develop understandings of bilingualism and language learning.

    The findings from a Carnegie Trust funded research project, 'Language, Place and Identity: exploring children's linguistic and cognitive development in heritage and community languages', will be distributed at this event. This project sought to gain a greater understanding of how young people navigate their bilingual identity. The research was a collaborative project between the Universities of Edinburgh (Bilingualism Matters and the Centre for Research on Families and Relationships) and the University of the Highlands and Islands (Sabhal Mòr Ostaig and Inverness College).

    Speakers:

    • Professor Antonella Sorace, Director, Bilingualism Matters (University of Edinburgh)
    • Louise Glen, Senior Education Officer, Education Scotland
    • Eòghan Stewart, Gaelic Professional Development Officer, SCILT
    • Jim Whanell, Chair of the Learning Committee, Bòrd na Gàidhlig

    There will also be opportunities for networking and roundtable discussion in order to promote collaborative working and shared learning.

    Registration: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/language-place-and-identity-a-dissemination-workshop-in-edinburgh-registration-53646687687

  • Thu
    14
    Mar
    2019

    Language, Place and Identity: A Dissemination Workshop in Inverness

    11:00 – 15:00AL3/AL5 An Lòchran 10 Inverness Campus Inverness IV2 5NB

    This half day workshop intends to bring those working for, and with, children and young people together to discuss and develop understandings of bilingualism and language learning.

    The findings from a Carnegie Trust funded research project, 'Language, Place and Identity: exploring children's linguistic and cognitive development in heritage and community languages', will be distributed at this event. This project sought to gain a greater understanding of how young people navigate their bilingual identity. The research was a collaborative project between the Universities of Edinburgh (Bilingualism Matters and the Centre for Research on Families and Relationships) and the University of the Highlands and Islands (Sabhal Mòr Ostaig and Inverness College).

    Speakers:

    • Professor Antonella Sorace, Director, Bilingualism Matters (University of Edinburgh)
    • Bernard Chisholm, Director of Education and Children's Services, Comhairle nan Eilean Siar
    • Calum Alex MacMillan, Development Manager, Fèisean nan Gàidheal
    • Dr Clare Daly, Project Manager, Highland Migrant and Refugee Advocacy (HiMRA)

    There will also be opportunities for networking and roundtable discussion in order to promote collaborative working and shared learning.

    Registration: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/language-place-and-identity-a-dissemination-workshop-in-inverness-registration-53643801053

  • Sat
    16
    Mar
    2019

    SATEAL 2019 Workshop - "Children's Multilingual Stories"

    Outreach Centre, University of Edinburgh

    Workshop at SATEAL (The Scottish Association for Teaching English as an Additional Language) 2019 Conference

    "Children's Multilingual Stories"

    Have you ever wondered what it feels like to be multilingual, or what actually happens in the bilingual brain? Join us to get a glimpse of how these questions were explored by Edinburgh based artists and researchers in schools and communities during the first Edinburgh Multilingual Stories Festival in December 2018. You will meet the festival organisers and engage in hands-on activities. You'll also have a chance to discuss how teachers can take this work forward as part of the curriculum. This workshop is organised by Katarzyna Przybycien (Bilingualism Matters, School of Philosophy, Psychology & Language Sciences) and Ania Byerly (Moray House School of Education) at the University of Edinburgh.

    Registration for the conference is now open

  • Tue
    19
    Mar
    2019

    Launch of Bilingualism Matters Chicago

    18:00Kasbeer Hall, 25 E. Pearson St, Loyola University, Chicago, USA
  • Mon
    25
    Mar
    2019

    Bilingualism Matters: A Global Initiative

    16:00American Councils for International Education 1828 L Street, NW Suite 1200 Washington, DC 20036

    Guest lecture and policy discussion, sponsored by the American Councils Research Center, featuring guest lecturer Professor Antonella Sorace. The lecture will be followed by an open discussion featuring Bob Slater (DLI in K-12); Dan Davidson (overseas immersion in higher education); and Richard Brecht (bilingualism in the workforce).

    https://www.americancouncils.org/events/bilingualism-matters-global-initiative

  • Fri
    29
    Mar
    2019

    Launch of Bilingualism Matters @ UoSC

    R2i2 Conference Center, University of South Carolina, USA
  • Thu
    09
    May
    2019

    Primary school talk: Leith Walk

    14:00Leith Walk Primary School, Edinburgh

    This event is open to all parents and carers of children from the above school. We are unable to accommodate parents and carers of pupils from other schools, but if you are interested in a similar session at your own school please contact your headteacher.