Personal profile

Areas of expertise

  • Socio-affective variables in language learning
  • Bilingual Education (CLIL, immersion)
  • Linguistic landscape
  • Bilingualism and acquisition of Dutch as an FL/L2
  • Languages and business.



Her research gravitates around the central theme of languages and multilingualism in the tense and complicated context of Belgian linguistic communities. This research is regularly done in a comparative perspective with Canada.

Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Letters, Vrije Universiteit Brussel

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Projects 2006 2019

Research Output 1994 2018

Classroom anxiety and enjoyment in CLIL and non-CLIL: Does the target language matter?

De Smet, A., Mettewie, L., Galand, B., Hiligsmann, P. & Van Mensel, L. Mar 2018 In : Studies in Second Language Learning and Teaching. 8, 1, p. 47-72

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Content and Language Integrated Learning

Assessing Content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL) in the French-speaking Community of Belgium: linguistic, cognitive and educational perspectives

Hiligsmann, P., Van Mensel, L., Galand, B., Mettewie, L., Meunier, F., Sczmalec, A., Van Goethem, K., Bulon, A., De Smet, A., Hendrikx, I. & Simonis, M. 2017 In : Cahiers du GIRSEF. 109, p. 1-24

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access

How to measure and integrate socio-affective variables in the evaluation of CLIL

De Smet, A., Mettewie, L., Van Mensel, L., Hiligsmann, P. & Galand, B. 2015 (Unpublished)

Research output: Contribution to conferencePoster


Activities 2004 2018

Regards croisés sur l'apprentissage d'une langue étrangère

Van Mensel, L. (Speaker), Mettewie, L. (Speaker)
14 May 2018

Activity: Oral presentation

Intercommunautair symposium over CLIL

Philippe Hiligsmann (Speaker), Mettewie, L. (Speaker), Arnaud Szmalec (Speaker), Benoît Galand (Contributor), Fanny Meunier (Contributor), Kristel Van Goethem (Contributor), Van Mensel, L. (Contributor), Amélie Bulon (Contributor), Audrey De Smet (Contributor), Isa Hendrikx (Contributor), Morgane Simonis (Contributor)
8 Feb 2018

Activity: Participation to a Symposium, a study Day


Bertrand, D. (Organiser), Carlier, M. (Member of Organizing Committee), Delabastita, D. (Member of Organizing Committee), Labate, S. (Member of Organizing Committee), Mettewie, L. (Member of Organizing Committee), Palm, C. (Member of Organizing Committee), Vandevondele, F. (Member of Organizing Committee)
4 Oct 2017

Activity: Festival/Exhibition

Quel impact l'immersion en anglais et en néerlandais a-t-elle sur les émotions en classe?

Audrey De Smet (Speaker), Mettewie, L. (Speaker), Benoît Galand (Speaker), Philippe Hiligsmann (Speaker), Van Mensel, L. (Speaker)
5 Jul 20177 Jul 2017

Activity: Oral presentation

Université Paris-Sorbonne, Lettres et civilisation

Mettewie, L. (Visiting researcher)
22 Mar 2017

Activity: Research/Teaching in a external institution


Language labels, language practices: a multiple case study of parents with children enrolled in Dutch-medium education in Brussels

Author: Van Mensel, L., 24 Jan 2014

Supervisor: Mettewie, L. (Supervisor), Leijnse, E. (President), Darquennes, J. (Jury), HELOT, C. (Jury), Lamarre, P. (Jury) & Janssens, R. (Jury)

Student thesis: Doc typesDoctor of Languages and Literatures


Sprache, Unterricht und Macht: Eine historisch-soziolinguistische Diskursanalyse von Zeitungsberichten über die Sprachunterrichtspolitik in der Deutschsprachigen Gemeinschaft Belgiens (1919-1989)

Author: Boemer, M., 19 Apr 2016

Supervisor: Mettewie, L. (President), Darquennes, J. (Supervisor), Vandenbussche, W. (Jury), Wagner, M. (Jury) & Vetter, E. (Jury)

Student thesis: Doc typesDoctor of Languages and Literatures