Nivja de Jong
Professor Second language Acquisition and Pedagogy
Nivja de Jong is Professor of Second Language Acquisition and Pedagogy at the University of Leiden, The Netherlands. She holds a dual position at the Centre for Linguistics and the Graduate School of Teaching (ICLON). She supervises MA and PhD students on diverse topics in the field of L2 learning and teaching. She is chair of the Language Learning Resource Centre at Leiden University, expert member of the European Association of Language Testing and Assessment, and member of Meesterschapsteam Moderne Vreemde Talen (Dutch academic organization on modern language learning and teaching).
Fields of interest
- Language learning
- Language teaching
- Language testing
- Secong language acquisition
- Speaking proficiency
Nivja de Jong is Professor of Second Language Acquisition and Pedagogy at the University of Leiden, The Netherlands. In 2002, she received her PhD at the Max Planck Institute for Linguistics and Radboud University Nijmegen on the topic of lexical access within psycholinguistics. Since then, through a postdoc on psycholinguistic mechanisms of speaking (University of Edinburgh) and a postdoc on facets of second language (L2) speaking (University of Amsterdam), her research has been on second language (L2) speaking, L2 learning, and language testing. At Utrecht University, as Assistant Professor, she obtained a research grant and was PI on a project on L2 fluency. Currently, she supervises MA and PhD students on diverse topics in the field of L2 learning at Leiden University.
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