The Bilingual Immersion Education Network (BIEN) was launched on the 19th March 2012 at the Bilingual Education Conference in Wandsworth (London, UK). 

The recent surge in interest in bilingual immersion education in the UK has prompted the formation of BIEN, a network of people interested in this growing sector. There are a number of exciting projects happening in schools around the UK, and this website draws together information and provides a platform for sharing and learning. It allows

The website was set up by Gabriela Meier, a researcher and lecturer from the Graduate School of EducationUniversity of Exeter (UK). She supervises a range of doctoral projects related to bilingual and multilingual education.