About Bilingualism Matters @UofSC
Bilingualism Matters is an information center with its headquarters at the University of Edinburgh with branches in Europe and the United States. Bilingualism Matters aims to disseminate research findings in ways that promote communication and collaboration between families, schools, and the public sector.
Much of the excitement about research on bilingualism concerns findings that suggest that speaking multiple languages helps children perform better in some areas. These studies suggest that bilingualism supports the brain’s executive function—a command system that direct attention to processes that we use for planning. Scientific studies also show that learning another language helps children understand that different people have different points of view, thereby supporting their social skills.
At Bilingualism Matters @ the University of South Carolina, we do research and partner with local school districts to promote awareness about bilingualism, to develop sound instructional practices, and to share resources with the community.
We are proud to announce that the official launch of our branch will happen on March 29, 2019 at the R2i2 Conference Center (by invitation), and it will be followed by the Bilingualism Matters Inaugural Conference on March 30, 2019.