Multilingualism and Education
Lines of research within the research group
Multilingual teaching assistants as brokers in newcomer education
Three pressing societal issues are addressed: the increased number of newcomer children, the alarming teacher shortage and insecurities regarding newcomers and multilingualism among current teachers.
- Inclusive STEM teaching from a language perspective Teacher learning in a professional development program
- The acquisition of strategies to express plurality in hearing second language learners of sign language of the Netherlands
- Constructive alignment in foreign language curricula An exploration of teaching and assessment practices in Dutch secondary education
Working in multilingual contexts is a key issue in teachers’ education and professional development. We aim to prepare teachers to choose pedagogically and didactically-informed ways of working, which fit their students’ needs, learning goals, and school environment.
The research group works together with various regional, national, and international parties to strengthen a communicative, intercultural and content-oriented approach to foreign language education. Among others teachers who received their education at the Hogeschool Utrecht and the Universiteit Utrecht, and different teaching schools in the region. As well as internationally with the University of Malmö, Sweden, and Innland University for Applied Sciences, Norway.