Bilingualism Matters London is a branch of the research and information centre Bilingualism Matters, which was founded at the University of Edinburgh by Professor Antonella Sorace in 2008.
Bilingualism Matters London was launched on 1 November 2019. Our aim is to bring together academic researchers from London-based higher education institutions, non-academic stakeholders, and members of the public in a collaborative knowledge exchange about bi-/multilingualism, language learning and their benefits.
Our branch and its activities will reinforce the key message that everyone can enjoy the benefits of having more than one language and that decisions taken about bi-/multilingualism and language learning must be informed by scientific evidence.
The branch is a consortium partnership with current members from the Institute of Languages, Cultures and Societies at the University of London, the University of Westminster, and University College London Institute of Education. Any institutions from across the London area wishing to join the branch are invited to contact the Institute of Modern Languages Research in the first instance.