Although many people in the UK are multilingual, as a society we are predominantly monolingual. What it is like to live in such a monolingual society as a multilingual speaker? At this event to celebrate International Mother Language day, you will hear the experiences of two Ukrainian refugees who came to the University of Reading through its Sanctuary Scholarship scheme. Within an interactive, multilingual interview format, we will question what it means to be multilingual in the UK today and how the languages we speak can shape our cultural identity.

Contact: Professor Holly Joseph (


Professor Federico Faloppa (

Professor Ludovica Serratrice (

Debra Page (PhD student,

Anastasiia Kabantseva (undergraduate student)

Sofia Yemets (undergraduate student)

Attendance is free, but we ask that you register to attend. To register your attendance, please click here.