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The Infant and Child Language Centre is housed in the Department of Psychology, National University of Singapore (NUS). We are a research facility dedicated to develop our understanding of how babies learn their first words.

Learning one’s native language is a phenomenal achievement. At such a young age, how do children master a system that is so complicated and sophisticated long before they can tie their shoelaces or ride a bicycle?

The Infant and Child Language Centre at NUS is investigating the origins of language learning. How do babies begin the process of language learning? What happens in the mind of an infant to enable the first words, phrases and sentences that babies begin to produce? How do children acquire two languages? What are the consequences of bilingualism for  cognitive and language development? These are just some of the questions that drive our research.

If you and your child would like to join us to find out more about how language develops, please register your interest by clicking here.