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Why is multilingualism good for you?

A look at why multilingualism is a resource for the wellbeing of individuals and societies

These are exciting times for both the scientific and the public understanding of multilingualism. Old prejudices about learning more than one language in childhood are still widespread, yet new misconceptions treat language learning as a magic bullet. There are both obvious and less obvious benefits of multilingualism in any language. We need two types of ‘bridges’ to debunk old and new myths:

  • Bridges that connect different research fields to understand the interacting factors affecting multilingualism
  • Bridges that bring a balanced picture of multilingualism research to people who need to make informed decisions.

As a collective, we can build both bridges, but they require academic and political collaboration.

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  • This event is suitable for age 16+
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