We are a research-based information and service centre for bilingualism and language learning. We operate out of the Language Acquisition, Multilingualism, and Cognition Laboratory which hosts Bilingualism Matters @ Laurier.
Our objective is to generate high-quality research and mobilize knowledge to the academic and non-academic communities. Through ongoing research and public outreach activities, we aim to:
- raise the awareness and profile of bilingualism and language learning in our local community and larger society
- empower bilingual families, children, and adults
- influence the work and attitudes of professionals regarding bilingualism
Recent research suggests that learning another language may have benefits in later life, delaying the onset of dementia symptoms, and slowing cognitive aging. The good news is that these benefits seem to exist even when people learn a second language later in life. So it is never too late!