Bilingualism Matters @USC
We live in a diverse world where communicating and connecting with others across languages
is incredibly important. As globalization continues to impact all sectors of society
(e.g., education, business, policy), multilingualism becomes necessary in order to
govern the needs and cross-cultural contexts of the changing world. With this, it
is increasingly vital for a wide range of partners (e.g., universities, schools, businesses,
community organizations) to collaborate in order to best support students’ abilities
to be the future leaders of a global world. Bilingualism Matters @USC will serve as
a resource to facilitate these discussions.
About Bilingualism Matters @USC
Bilingualism Matters @ the University of South Carolina is a branch of an international
network that started in Edinburgh, Scotland. We are one of five branches in the United
States and 1 of over 20 worldwide.
Locally, we conduct research and partner with local school districts to promote awareness
about bilingualism, develop sound instructional practices, and share resources with
the community. We believe that real change happens through dialogue between researchers
and the community. We work in partnership with families, teachers, policy makers,
and the business sector to help impact people’s daily lives.