"Communicative competence in a foreign language as a means to communicate, to learn and to function in an international, intercultural and multilingual society."
Linda is interested in how children and youngsters learn foreign languages and what language teachers can do to mentor their students in pedagogically sound ways in contemporary and multilingual classrooms. At the moment, she supervises research projects on meaningful foreign language education and manages the SPRONG Meertaligheid project.
Among other things Linda contributed to a podcast by TaalGewoonDoen, she wrote a book about her PhD-research named Task engagement in virtual pedagogical lingua franca communication which she presented at the international Task-Based Language Learning and Teaching conference in Innsbruck. You can find more information on this content at the bottom of this webpage under 'Documents and links'.
- (ongoing) Foreign language teacher education
- Communicative language teaching (CLT)
- The use of technology in and beyond the foreign language classroom