The Research Unit for Multilingualism and Cross-Cultural Communication (RUMACCC) is committed to sharing its research with the wider community. In particular, we make available information about bilingualism and multilingualism and materials for people interested and involved in bilingual language acquisition.
Raising children in more than one language
RUMACCC regularly conducts a free workshop for families raising their children bi- or trilingually and for early childhood and pre-school workers, teachers and others interested in bilingual education.
Melbourne, Australia's fastest growing city, is also amongst its most multilingual and multicultural. This cultural and linguistic diversity is recognised as one of Melbourne's many assets and something that RUMACCC actively researches and promotes.
Information on multilingualism
We have developed materials which highlight the benefits of multilingualism for everyone and address common prejudices against multilingualism and second language learning. We also make available bilingual fact sheets for parents and advice on further reading.
Linguistic diversity in schools
Information about the diverse language backgrounds found in classrooms and how to use existing community resources in language programs in secondary schools.