Marian van Popta | researcher | Multilingualism and Education

Marian van Popta


Marian van Popta is senior researcher for the Research group Multilingualism and Education since August 2021. Her research mission is contributing to qualitative and inclusive language education for all pupils in all their (linguistic) diversity. 


Marian wrote her doctoral dissertation on the acquisition of lexical categories by native learners of Dutch (July, 2009). She switched from research to education, starting as a Dutch teacher in secondary education. Consequently she worked as a teacher trainer, researcher and developer at the Marnix Academy. 

Fields of expertise

  • Language development
  • Professional development teachers
  • Educational innovation