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Bilingualism Matters @UofSC

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.


Important Announcement: As of March 11, the 2020 Bilingualism Matters Conference has been postponed due to concerns over the COVID-19 virus. We want to protect the health of all individuals.

For those who have already registered, we will post information once we learn more about the university's reimbursement process. In addition, once details about future conference dates and activities have been determined, that information will also be posted on this webpage. Thank you for your support. Please stay tuned.


About Bilingualism Matters @UofSC

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.

Challenge the conventional. Create the exceptional. No Limits.