BILINGUALISM MATTERS

Mission Statement

Our mission is to facilitate global communication in the next generation of young leaders.

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 @ UofSC, we do research and partner with local school districts to promote awareness about bilingualism, develop sound instructional practices, and share resources with the community.

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Bilingualism Matters Center @ University of South Carolina

1530 Wheat Street, Room 228 

Columbia, SC 29208 

bilingsc@mailbox.sc.edu

Last Updated: October 26, 2021   

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