Centre for Research on Bilingualism

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    Welcome to the Centre for Research on Bilingualism!

    Bilingualism and Second Language Acquisition is one of the leading research areas at Stockholm University. Research at the Centre for Research on Bilingualism covers a number of profile areas, such as:

    • Second language acquisition/Swedish as a second language
    • Minority languages, language policy and language ideology in Sweden and elsewhere
    • Advanced second language acquisition and use
    • First language attrition and reactivation
    • Language and thought in bilinguals
    • Transnational multilingualism
    • Multilingualism and education in the Global South
    • Bilingual development, bilingual school programs, second language teaching, literacy
    • Young people’s language and language use in multilingual contexts

    The Centre also offers a wide variety of introductory and advanced courses as well as a full PhD programme in Bilingualism.

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    Time to apply for Master's Programme in Language Science with a Specialisation in Bilingualism

    The application round for programmes and courses for international students starting in Autumn 2022 is open. The last day to apply is 17 January, 2022.

    Juristernas hus (The Lawyers' House). Photo: Agneta Hollström

    Recent Developments in Bilingualism and Multilingualism Research. A one-day symposium 6/17

    On the Occasion of 40 Years of Organized Bilingualism Research at Stockholm University (1981–2021): Recent Developments in Bilingualism and Multilingualism Research. A one-day symposium. The symposium has been postponed to 17 June, 2022 (from 17 December, 2021).


    The 12th Nordic Conference on Bilingualism (NCB12) has been postponed indefinitely

    We regret to announce that due to the current COVID-19 pandemic situation, the 12th Nordic Conference on Bilingualism (NCB12) has been postponed indefinitely. New dates will be decided when the situation has gone back to normal and world-wide travel restrictions are lifted.

    VT22 /spring22

    Distance and Campus teaching in the spring of 2022. FAQ

    We had planned for campus teaching at our department in the spring semester of 2022, but under the current circumstances with the pandemic, we are switching to distance teaching on Zoom on a lot of courses to reduce crowding on campus. This is in accordance with the recommendations of the Swedish Public Health Agency and Stockholm University. Please see respective course schedule and the course platform Athena. Also read our FAQ: Questions and answers.


    Information for students and staff about the coronavirus

    Information on the coronavirus in relation to Stockholm University's activities is updated continuously.

    More about the teaching at the Department

    Q&A on the coronavirus for newly admitted students (the main Uni site)