BiographyI am a teacher educator and professor of linguistics at the Faculty of Arts of the University of Leuven (Belgium). I have published several articles and books on equity and excellence in education and on innovation in 21st-century education. One of my main research areas is task-based language teaching: I was the first President of the International Association for Task-Based Language Teaching (IATBLT vzw) and I am currently one of the series editors of a volume series on task-based language teaching. I am also one of the chief editors of the journal ITL (International Journal of Applied Linguistics). I am the current academic promoter of the Centre for Language and Education, which supports schools in offering all students maximal opportunities to learn, irrespective of their ethnic or linguistic background.
Areas of Research / Professional Expertise
Innovation in 21st-century education
Task-based Language Teaching
The role of the teacher in education
Second language acquisition and education