MULTILINGUAL MASTER IN LINGUISTICS AND LITERARY STUDIES

Are you looking for a one-year Master’s programme in linguistics and literary studies during which you can specialise in one or two languages according to your Bachelor’s degree? Do you want to study in the multilingual capital of Europe with numerous institutions such as the European Union, NATO and several multinational companies? In the Multilingual Master in Linguistics and Literary Studies, you can follow courses in up to ten different languages and you can specialise in one of the following subjects: Intermediality, Linguistics, Literary Studies, Multilingualism and Foreign Language Acquisition, Psycholinguistics and Neurolinguistics, and Multilingual Mediation and Communication.

Why VUB?

Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB) offers high-quality English-taught programmes, supported by outstanding research. Being a student at VUB means learning in an atmosphere of tolerance and diversity, as well as growing into an independent and critical-thinking individual.

VUB is a dynamic and modern unversity with almost two centuries of history. We welcome 15.000 students, 23 % of which are international students from more than 120 different countries.

Why multilingual master?

Linguistics and literary studies are among the most fascinating studies, especially in a city like Brussels where more languages are spoken than anywhere else in Flanders, Belgium or Europe. A Master’s student in linguistics and literary studies gets access to other languages and cultures which opens up new horizons of understanding. Our multilingual Master's programme prepares students for a globalized labour market where multilingualism is increasingly becoming a necessity. The internationally oriented city of Brussels is the perfect location to personally experience the diverse aspects of multilingualism and multiculturalism.

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A master's degree in Linguistics and Literary Studies opens doors in many different branches and sectors. You will be able to work in the private sector, (non-) governmental organisations, or continue your academic career as a PhD researcher at VUB. Highly skilled professionals with an excellent command of various languages and a good understanding of multiple cultures are needed in national and international public institutions and companies. Brussels is the perfect environment to prepare you for such a job.

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Classes cover a wide range of subjects that allow each and every student to interact with the covered materials from a personal point of view. The multitude of students' background makes the courses all the more interesting. - Luna Klaps (Literary Studies)

Studying linguistics at VUB meant everything to me because the university offers an academic programme for people with so many educational backgrounds. I will remember the professors most of all. I had a very tough beginning here, and without the help from professors, I would never have made it. - Minh Nghia Nguyen (Linguistics)

 

"Fellow students, do not just aim to excel in your studies, but please be sure to make friends from all around the world and experience a bit of the history and culture of this beautiful place which I now call my second home." - Jimmy Hendry Nzally

6 Profiles, 10 Languages

Our master's degree offers six profiles - each profile featuring a specific set of courses - that allow you to specialise in different language-related domains.

Intermediality

This profile offers an academic approach to the intermedial and/or intertextual relationship between literature and other art forms, such as theatre, dance, opera, visual arts or film. Interactive courses give you the opportunity to gain in-depth insights into the dynamic interconnectedness of different genres.

Linguistics

The Linguistics profile provides an exploration of language with courses in up to six languages. This profile covers a broad range of linguistics topics, such as theoretical linguistics, (historical) sociolinguistics and corpus linguistics.

Literary Studies

In this profile you will explore current literary topics and fields, such as urban literature, postcolonial literature, the intermedial relationship between literature and other art forms, and aspects of literary translation.

Multilingual Mediation and Communication

This profile offers students a well-balanced set of advanced academic and professionally-orientated courses in the field of multilingual mediation and communication. Students will acquire the necessary knowledge and skills to study and critically reflect on challenges pertaining to translation, interpreting and communciation in our multilingual society. Based on practical training and a compulsory internship, students will acquire hands-on experience.

Multilingualism and Foreign Language Acquisition

This profile provides a profound exploration of multilingualism from both social and cognitive perspectives. It explores the role of instructed versus uninstructed foreign language learning. Students are given the opportunity to complete an internship, during which they put theory into practice.

Psycholinguistics and Neurolinguistics

If you are fascinated by the neurological and psychological aspects of language, this profile is perfect for you. Language impairments caused by brain damage and the cognitive aspects of linguistics are only a few examples of topics you will examine by choosing this profile.

Programme

Our Master’s programme offers you the unique possibility to take courses in linguistics and literary studies in up to six different languages and to specialise in one specific language-related scientific discipline and in one or two specific languages.

The programme of the Multilingual Master contains courses in the following languages: Dutch, English, French, German, Italian and Spanish. The programme is built up of three components: the required courses, the choice for one language or two languages, and a multilingual profile.

1. Compulsory Courses (All Profiles)

2. Elective Courses (All Profiles except 'Multilingual Mediation and Communication')

Students are allowed to choose courses within their profile- and language(s)-choice. To complete the Multilingual Master in Linguistics and Literary Studies (60 ECTS), students must obtain 36 ECTS of electives. 

1 Language - Profile

Choose 2 courses of 6 ECTS in the official language for which you registered and 4 courses of 6 ECTS in the profile-related courses:

  • Language-related courses: 12 ECTS
  • Profile-related courses: 24 ECTS

2 Languages - Profile

Choose 1 course of 6 ECTS in the first official language-choice, and 1 course of 6 ECTS in the second official language-choice, and 4 courses of 6 ECTS in the profile-related courses:

  • Language-1-related course: 6 ECTS + Language-2-related course: 6ECTS
  • Profile-related courses: 24 ECTS

2.1 Language-related courses

To find all language-related courses, please click on the language(s) of your choice. The elective courses appear on the right. Click on the course title to find out more information about specific courses.

2.2 Profile-related courses

To find all profile-related courses, please click on the profile of your choice. The elective courses appear on the right. Click on the course title to find out more information about specific courses.

Course

3. Elective Courses (Profile Multilingual Mediation and Communication)

Students are allowed to choose certain courses within two modules. To complete the Multilingual Master in Linguistics and Literary Studies (60 ECTS), students must obtain 18 ECTS of compulsory courses and an elective course of 6 ECTS within module 'Multilingual Practices'. Additionally, 12 ECTS of electives within module 'Optional Courses' should be obtained:

Module Multilingual Practices (24 ECTS)

Compulsory courses (18 ECTS)

Elective course - 6 ECTS

Module Optional Courses (12 ECTS)

3.1 Electives (per Module)

To find all courses per module, please click on the module. The elective courses appear on the right. Click on the course title to find out more information about specific courses.

Course list Academic Year 2017-2018

To see which courses are vailable in the current academic year (2017-2018), you can click on the different programme plans below.

Three Research Centres

The Department of Linguistics and Literary Studies (LIST) hosts three research centres that are specialised in studies dealing with language-related research topics:

The Brussels Institute for Applied Linguistics (BIAL) conducts applied linguistic research with a focus on transculturalism - i.e. a form of cultural hybridity, which emerges when different cultural elements interact and eventually integrate with each other. BIAL approaches this overarching research theme from the perspectives of translation and interpreting, foreign language acquisition and multilingualism, special language studies and language practices.

The Centre for Literary and Intermedial Crossings (CLIC) offers an interdisciplinary forum for specialists in literary and theatre studies. It stimulates research across traditional boundaries and along three key concepts: media, genres and spaces. Recent work and conferences have addressed topics such as intermediality, intertextuality, adaptations, literary theory, music and literature, life writing, postcolonial rewritings and literature, life writing, postcolonial rewritings of the Western canon and historiography, literature and philosophy, literary translation, Brussels in literature. 

The main objective of the Centre for Linguistics (CLIN) is to promote research in theoretical and applied linguistics and the wider application of this research in society. CLIN addresses a broad spectrum of issues related to the structure, use, learning and teaching, historical development, and the social and political contexts of languages. Recent work includes studies on morphology, syntax, semantics and pragmatics, dialectology, sociolinguistics, socio-historical linguistics, bilingualism and bilingual education, sign language, aphasia, second language acquisition, and methodology and practice in language teaching. 

Brussels Institute for Applied Linguistics

BIAL

Centre for Literary and Intermedial Crossings

CLIC

Centre for Linguistics

CLIN
Programme Director: Prof. dr. Ann Peeters
Pleinlaan 2 - 1050 Brussels

Pedagogical Assistants: Jovana Stanojevic & Carolien Van Nerom
Pleinlaan 2 - 1050 Brussels

For all your questions:

muma@vub.be

General admission criteria

In order to apply for the Multilingual Master, students will need the following documents:

  • photo
  • copy of their ID (front & back) or copy of their passport (if non-EEA citizen)
  • transcript of records
  • copy of BA diploma(s)
  • proof of European health insurance (only for enrolment)
  • motivation letter & CV
  • 2 recommendation letters

Admission is based upon the review of each application. After an initial check for the validity of the documents, there will be a short Skype interview, for which students will receive an email in due course.

Language requirements:

Prospective students can provide proof of sufficient knowledge of English as language of instruction by meeting one of the following criteria:

- having successfully completed one of the following language proficiency tests:

  • TOEFL: minimum level: 213 for the computer-based test; 80 for the internet-based test
  • IELTS: minimum level academic module 6.5
  • CAE: minimum grade B
  • CPE: minimum grade C

- having successfully completed at least one year of secondary school with English as language of instruction, or having successfully completed secondary school at a Belgian institution;

- having successfully completed programme units in higher education with a minimum of 54 ECTS-credits where English was the language of instruction.

Specific admission criteria

With a Bachelor of Arts in Linguistics and Literary Studies from a Flemish university, you have direct access to the master's programme.

Students can only register officially within one (or two) language(s), for which they have obtained sufficient ECTS credits in the past. Therefore, a choice of language(s) should reflect a student's BA's degree. However, it is possible to take on courses in other languages, even though they have no official diploma in that language, given that a student feels proficient enough to be able to pass the exams. This choice is possible for the profile-related courses. Thus, we encourage multilingual learning in different fields of interest.

You don't have a BA in Linguistics or Literary Studies? This is the solution:

Do you have an undergraduate degree in another field of study? You can also enrol as soon as you have completed the preparatory programme for the Master of Arts in Linguistics and Literary Studies. This preparatory programme takes into account the ECTS credits that you have previously earned. It is tailor-made to your needs and is a compilation of BA-courses in Linguistics and/or Literary Studies. Students who would like to take up one language in their preparatory programme, can obtain access to the Multilingual Master within a semester or one academic year, based on previously earned ECTS credits. Opting for two languages is also possible. In this case, access to the Multilingual Master in two languages is granted after two academic years.

Application deadline

Prospective students are advised to apply as soon as possible, even if they have not yet obtained their degree. Applications can only be submitted through our website.

All students need to apply before June 1st.

Note: if the proof of English proficiency or APS certificate is not ready before the deadline, you can always submit it later instead of missing the deadline.

Tuition fees

All Flemish universities in Belgium, including the VUB, are financed by the Flemish government, which results in relatively low tuition fees. The general tuition fee for the Multilingual Master is €890/year for students with EU/EEA nationality and €2950/year for students with a non EU/EEA nationality. More information can be found via this link

For more details on admission requirements and application

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Programme Director

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PEETERS Ann

E-mail: Ann.Peeters@vub.be

Room: Pleinlaan 2, 5B449

Pedagogical Assistants

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VAN NEROM Carolien & STANOJEVIC Jovana

E-mail: Carolien.Van.Nerom@vub.be - Jovana.Stanojevic@vub.be

Room: Pleinlaan 2, 5B454a

Study Guidance Counsellors

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DE TROYER Ellen & MERTENS Anske

E-mail: stbfaclw@vub.be

Room: Pleinlaan 2, 5B402

Teachers

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ACKE Daniel

(e-mail: Daniel.Acke@vub.be; room: Pleinlaan 2, 5B433)

Research topics:

  • Modernist and Humanist Literature
  • Moralist French Writers
  • Enlightenment and Atheist Mysticism in Literature
  • City Literature
  • Surrealist Literature

ARTEEL Inge

(e-mail: Inge.Arteel@vub.be; room: Pleinlaan 2, 5B413)

Research topics:

  • Contemporary Austrian and German Literature
  • Drama and Theatre Studies
  • Literary Theory
  • Gender Studies

ATKINSON Douglas

(e-mail: Douglas.Atkinson@vub.be)

Research topics:

  • Philosophy and Literature
  • Deconstructionism
  • Hermeneutics/Phenomenology
  • Psychoanalysis
  • Spectral Studies
  • Critical Theory
  • Gender Studies ('French' Feminism)
  • Modernism/Postmodern.
  • Comparative Literature
  • Metafiction
  • 20th C. European Lit/North American Lit/South American Lit/Japanese Lit

BEKERS Elisabeth

(e-mail: Elisabeth.Bekers@vub.be; room: Pleinlaan 2, 5B419)

Research topics:

  • Black British Literature
  • Postcolonial Literatures, especially African Literatures (Continent and Diaspora)
  • 'Migrant' Literature in Flanders, Europe and Brussels in Contemporary Literature

CALLENS Johan

(e-mail: jcallens@vub.be; room: Pleinlaan 2, 5B442)

Research topics:

  • Theatre and Drama (American, British, Irish)
  • Intermedia Studies
  • Contemporary Adaptations of Classic Plays
  • Metafiction and Metatheatre
  • Genre Studies
  • American Studies
  • 19th and 20th Century American Novels
  • Studies of the Avant-Garde
  • Performance Theatre

CASTILLEJA Diana

(e-mail: Diana.Castilleja@vub.be; room: Pleinlaan 2, 5B421)

Research topics:

  • Novela histórica: entre la verdad y la ficción (Historical Novel: Between Truth and Fiction)
  • Autoficción o autonarración (Autofiction or Writing the Self)
  • Alteridad y otredad (Alterity and Otherness)
  • Intermedialidad en la novelística hispánica (Intermediality)
  • Narrar el cuerpo en la literatura (Body in Literature)
  • Viaje y narración (Travel Narratives)
  • Ensayo hispánico (Hispanic Essay)
  • Narrativa en Spanglish (Spanglish Fiction and Non-fiction)
  • Transficcionalización (Transfictionality)
  • Paraliteratura (Paraliterature)

COLLARD Christophe

(e-mail: Christophe.Collard@vub.be; room: Pleinlaan 2, 5B446)

Research topics:

  • Adaptation Studies / Comparative Literature / Poetry (incl. Theory)
  • Contemporary Performance / Scenography
  • Critical Theory / Literary Theory / Media Theory / Performance Theory
  • Cultural Materialism
  • Digital Humanities
  • Embodied Cognition
  • Hybrid Genres / Intermedia Practice
  • Hypertext Fiction
  • Poetics of Technology / Urban Poetics / Modernist Culture
  • Research Methods
  • Semiotics/Semiology

COLLEWAERT Kim

(e-mail: Kim.Collewaert@vub.be; room: Pleinlaan 2, 5B454b)

Research topics:

  • Acquisition of Spanish as Second Language (Discourse Analysis)

DE CLERCQ Bastien

(e-mail: Bastien.De.Clercq@vub.be; room: Pleinlaan 2, 5B444)

Research topics:

  • The role of linguistic complexity, accuracy and/or fluency in second language acquisition
  • Other topics on the teaching or learning of L2 English (in Flanders)
  • The acquisition of L2 phonology: Training, perception and production studies

DE CUYPERE Ludovic

(e-mail: Ludovic.De.Cuypere@vub.be; room: Pleinlaan 2, 5B441)

Research topics:

  • A corpus-based analysis of an alternating (morpho-syntactic) construction in a variety of the outer/expanding circle of English
  • The acquisition of an English alternating construction by L2 language learners 
  • Behavioral Profile Analysis of English near-synonyms 

DE WITTE Elke

(e-mail: Elke.De.Witte@vub.be; room: Pleinlaan 2, 5B455)

Research topics:

  • Language/Cognitive Testing and Outcome in Awake Brain Surgery
  • tDCS and Language/Cognitive Functions in Brain Tumor Patients
  • Linguistic/Cognitive/Affective Functions in Patients with Posterior Fossa Syndrome

DECONINCK Julie

(e-mail: Julie.Deconinck@vub.be)

Research topics:

  • Vocabulary learning
  • Language instruction
  • Social and cultural aspects of language learning 
  • Multilingualism

EKIZKUYU Kezban

(e-mail: Kezban.Ekizkuyu@vub.ac.be)

Research topics:

  • Translation and Interpreting (Dutch/Turkish/English)

GEERTS Ronald

(e-mail: Ronald.Geerts@vub.be; room: Pleinlaan 2, 5B411)

Research topics:

  • Screenplays and Screenwriting
  • Literary Authors as Screenwriters
  • Stage Adaptations
  • Inter- and Transmediality in Theatre, Literature, and Film
  • (General) Theatre Studies

GULLENTOPS David

(e-mail: David.Gullentops@vub.be; room: Pleinlaan 2, 5B436)

Research topics:

  • Text Edition (Poetry, Screenplays, Correspondence,...)
  • Thematic Analyses of Works by Georges Eeckhoud, Emile Verhaeren, Maurice Carême, Louis Laloy, Jean Cocteau, Edmond Rostand, Blaise Cendrars, ...
  • Literary Magazines
  • Intermediality (Poetry, Song, Adaptations, ...)
  • Scenic Analysis of Performance Readings

HOREMANS Arnout

(e-mail: Arnout.Horemans@vub.be; room: Pleinlaan 2, 3B317)

Research topics:

  • Translation Studies
  • Audio-Visual Translation

HOUSEN Alex

(e-mail: Alex.Housen@vub.be; room: Pleinlaan 2, 5B435)

Research topics:

  • English Grammar
  • Variation in and Varieties of English
  • Second/Foreign Language Learning & Teaching
  • Multilingualism

HUMBLÉ Philippe

(e-mail: Philippe.Humble@vub.be; room: Pleinlaan 2, 4B346)

Research topics:

  • Spanish
  • Interculturality
  • Migration Literature
  • Brazil

ISSA Gabi

(e-mail: Gabi.Issa@vub.be)

Research topics:

  • Translation and Interpreting (English-Arabic)

KERREMANS Koen

(e-mail: Koen.Kerremans@vub.be; room: Pleinlaan 5, 307)

Research topics: 

  • Specialised Translation
  • Terminology
  • Translation Technology

KEULEN Stefanie

(e-mail: Stefanie.Keulen@vub.be; room: Pleinlaan 2, 5B455)

Research topics:

  • Developmental Speech Disorders (Childhood Apraxia of Speech)
  • Acquired Speech Disorders (Apraxia of Speech, Ataxic Dysarthria)
  • Foreign Accent Syndrome
  • Electromagnetic Articulography

LOCHTMAN Katja

(e-mail: Katja.Lochtman@vub.be; room: Pleinlaan 2, 5B417)

Research topics:

  • Foreign Language Acquisition and Teaching
  • German as a Foreign Language
  • German Linguistics

MICHOT Marie-Eve

(e-mail: Marie-Eve.Michot@vub.be; room: Pleinlaan 2, 5B443)

Research topics:

  • Acquisition et Développement du FLE
  • Enseignement du FLE
  • Multilinguisme et Contact de Langues

PAQUIER Philippe

(e-mail: Philippe.Paquier@vub.be; room: Pleinlaan 2, 5B455)

Research topics: 

  • Psycho- and Neurolinguistics
  • Aphasiology
  • Pediatric Neurological Neurocognitive and Speech/Language Disorders
  • Epileptic Encephalopathies with Neurocognitive Regression
  • Syndrome of Cerebellar Mutism
  • Long-Term Neurocognitive Outcome of Childhood Brain Tumor Survivors

PENNÉ Lesley

(e-mail: Lesley.Penne@vub.be; room: Pleinlaan 2, 5B454a)

Research topics:

  • Space and Memory in Contemporary Belgian Literature in German

 

PIETERS Tatiana

(e-mail: Tatiana.Pieters@vub.be; room: Pleinlaan 2, 5B432)

Research topics: 

  • French Linguistics
  • Second Language Acquisition
  • Grammatical Gender
  • Grammar
  • Multilingualism

RICCIARDI Stefania

(e-mail: Stefania.Ricciardi@vub.be; room: Pleinlaan 2, 5B448)

Research topics: 

  • Italian Language in Cinema and in Politics in Contemporary Italy
  • Sociolinguistics of Contemporary Italian Language
  • Literary Translation
  • Italian Contemporary Literature, especially the Relationship between Fiction and Non-fiction in Italian Fiction

SANZ GALLEGO Guillermo

(e-mail: Guillermo.Sanz.Gallego@vub.ac.be)

Research topics: 

  • Translation and Literature/Politics/Censorship/Exile/Propaganda
  • Translation Ethics
  • Translator and Interpreter Training
  • The Spanish Civil War
  • Franco Regime
  • Retranslation
  • Modernism
  • James Joyce

SEPP Arvi

(e-mail: Arvi.Sepp@vub.ac.be)

Research topics: 

  • Literature and Politics
  • Multilingualism and Literature
  • German-Jewish Literature
  • Exile and Literature
  • Role of Writers as Public Intellectuals and Dissidents
  • Literary Translation (with a Focus on the Sociology of Translation)

SOLONINA Elena

(e-mail: Elena.Solonina@vub.be; room: Pleinlaan 2, 4F65)

Research topics:

  • Urban Studies
  • Philology (Russian, English, German)

STRUYS Esli

(e-mail: Esli.Struys@vub.be; room: Pleinlaan 2, 5B415)

Research topics:

  • Multilingualism, Cognition, and the Brain
  • Interpreting and Cognition
  • Multilingual Education

TEMMERMAN Martina

(e-mail: Martina.Temmerman@vub.be; room: Pleinlaan 5, 308)

Researh topics:

  • Conversation and Discourse Analysis of Journalistic Production
  • Political Interviews
  • The History of Women's Magazines
  • Applications of New and Social Media in Journalism

TEMMERMAN Rita

(e-mail: Rita.Temmerman@vub.be; room: Pleinlaan 5, 316)

Research topics:

  • Terminology / Terminography
  • Cognitive Linguistics
  • Applied Linguistics
  • Translation Studies
  • Computer-assisted Translation
  • Metaphor and Science
  • Domain-specific Languages

VAN RAEMDONCK Dan

(e-mail: Dan.Van.Raemdonck@vub.be)

Research topics:

  • Morphology
  • Syntax
  • Semantics
  • Discourse Analysis
  • French Sociolinguistics

VANDE CASTEELE An

(e-mail: An.Vande.Casteele@vub.be; room: Pleinlaan 2, 5B431)

Research topics:

  • Acquisition of Spanish as a Second Language
  • Interlanguage Pragmatic Discourse Analysis
  • Speech Act Analysis
  • Use of Discourse Particles
  • Analysis of Referential Mechanisms (Proper Names, Pronouns and Appositive Constructions)

VANDEN BERGHE Dirk

(e-mail: Dirk.Vanden.Berghe@vub.be; room: Pleinlaan 2, 5B423)

Research topics:

  • 19th, 20th, and 21st Century Italian Literature
  • Translations of Italian Literature (Reception)
  • Intertextualty in Novels and Poetry
  • Comparative Studies

VANDENBERGHE Jasper

(e-mail: Jasper.Vandenberghe@vub.be)

Research topics: 

  • Translation (Studies)
  • Discourse Analysis
  • Business Communication

VANDENBUSSCHE Wim

(e-mail: Wim.Vandenbussche@vub.be; room: Pleinlaan 2, 5B445a)

Research topics:

  • Language Planning and Policy
  • (Critical) Discourse Analysis
  • Language Contact
  • Societal Multilingualism
  • Dialect Loss
  • Social History of Language
  • Historical Sociolinguistics
  • Language Standardization
  • Status of National Languages in the EU
  • Status of National Languages in Higher Ed. 

VANDEVOORDE Hans

(e-mail: Hans.Vandevoorde@vub.be; room: Pleinlaan 2, 5B437a)

Research topics:

  • Literature in Dutch
  • Fin de siècle and Interbellum Lit. and Culture
  • Post-War Poetry
  • Café Culture, World Fairs, Writers Associations
  • Authorship/Intentionality
  • Literary Genres
  • Theory of Biography
  • Rhetoric of Pathos
  • Intra-Belgian Comparative Studies
  • Relation Between Literature and the Arts

VERHEYDEN Charlotte

(e-mail: Charlotte.Verheyden@vub.be; room: Pleinlaan 2, 5B453)

Research topics:

  • Historical Sociolinguistics
  • Influence of French on the Dutch Language in the 18th Century

VOSTERS Rik

(e-mail: Rik.Vosters@vub.be; room: Pleinlaan 2, 5B445)

Research topics:

  • Historical sociolinguistics
  • Dutch language history
  • Sociolinguistics
  • Language policy and language planning

WALRAEVENS Jean-Paul

(e-mail: Jean-Paul.Walraevens@vub.be; room: Pleinlaan 2, 5B447)

Research topics:

  • Translation and Interpreting Studies

XU Jianwei

(e-mail: Jianwei.Xu@vub.be; room: Pleinlaan 5, 320)

Research topics:

  • Socio-psychological and Socio-cultural Factors (e.g. Motivation, Attitudes, Personality, Investment, Agency and Identity) in Second Language Learning
  • Cross-cultural Adjustment Issues and Intercultural Communication
  • Issues in Teaching English as an International Language

Past Events

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September - Multilingual Master Welcome Session
September - Academic Opening