Forum of Bilingualism
7 November 2022
At a time when (young) Swiss citizens from German-speaking cantons sometimes have to communicate with their fellow citizens in French-speaking cantons in English, the Forum of Bilingualism (Forum du bilingualism/ Forum für Zweisprachigkeit) in Biel/Bienne is not a luxury
Citizens of the canton Grisons (the only trilingual canton: German, Italian and Romansh) and the Italian-speaking canton of Ticino face similar problems.
The Forum is a foundation in Biel/Bienne, the largest bilingual city in Switzerland. Its main activity is raising awareness of the advantages of multilingual/bilingual practice in education, politics, business, culture and other fields.
The Forum advises on matters concerning bilingual- and multilingual situations. The Forum is in close contact with research institutions.
(Source and further information:www.bilinguisme.ch).