The Netherlands branch

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Bilingualism Matters opened in the Netherlands in September 2014 as part of the EU funded AThEME project .

Branch aims

  • To disseminate scientifically-based knowledge about multilingualism, especially insights from the AThEME project
  • To educate and assist parents and professional on the benefits and challenges of multilingualism.

To achieve these aims, the branch website and Facebook page host an (inter)active forum for anyone who’s interested in raising and educating multilingual children. Here people can find news, information and tips on multilingualism. Monthly contributions by experts and an active online community provide practical and reliable information for both parents and professionals. The branch has developed materials and workshops and offers a helpdesk to provide parents of multilingual children with detailed and personal advice from seasoned experts.

Get in touch

The Netherlands team

Anna de Graaf

Coordinator BM@NL
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Anna de Graaf

Anna de Graaf

Coordinator BM@NL

Dr. Maaike Verrips

Director BM@NL & AThEME WP leader WP6

Maaike Verrips is a practicing linguist and director of <a href="http://www.taalstudio.nl/index_uk.html" title="external link to Taalstudio">de Taalstudio</a>. She also organises the annual <a href="http://www.drongofestival.nl/" title="external link to Drongo festival">Drongo festival of language</a> in the Netherlands.
She is also joint leader on dissemination for the <a href="http://www.bilingualism-matters.ppls.ed.ac.uk/projects/atheme-advancing-european-multilingual-experience/" title="internal link too AThEME project page">AThEME</a> (Advancing the European Multilinugal Experience) project

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Dr. Maaike Verrips

Dr. Maaike Verrips

Director BM@NL & AThEME WP leader WP6

Fleur Verbiest

AThEME WP6: Dissemination Coordinator
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Fleur Verbiest

Fleur Verbiest

AThEME WP6: Dissemination Coordinator

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