Nel de Jong


  • De Boelelaan 1105, Main Building

    1081 HV Amsterdam


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I'm an assistant professor of Applied Linguistics. My research interests include second language acquisition and teaching, psycholinguistics, oral fluency, task-based language teaching, written corrective feedback, and vocabulary testing.


How do adults learn languages? And how should languages be taught? My research aims to answer these questions by characterizing the changes in knowledge and processing mechanisms that are brought about by specific teaching methods, especially with respect to (morpho)syntax, vocabulary and speaking skills. My approach is driven by research questions from applied linguistics and psycholinguistics.


As an assistant professor of Applied Linguistics I teach in the Bachelor's program of Communication and Information Sciences and the Master's program of Applied Linguistics. My courses include Psycholinguistics, Second Language Acquisition, Acquisition of Dutch as a Second Language, and Language Assessment. I also supervise interships, BA theses and MA theses.

In addition, I teach courses in English Academic Writing for Bachelor students in several different programs across the university.

Here are some of the recent theses I supervised:

Ancillary activities

  • Stichting Les | Amsterdam | Bestuurder | 2018-10-01 - present

Ancillary activities are updated daily

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language Social Sciences
instruction Social Sciences
vocabulary Social Sciences
university teaching Social Sciences
linguistics Social Sciences
performance Social Sciences
textbook Social Sciences
English language Social Sciences

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Research Output 2005 2019

Woordenschattoets Alfa

Prins, A. & de Jong, N., 2019

Research output: Online publication or Non-textual formOnline publication or WebsiteProfessional

Academisch Engels onderwijs: Het belang en gebruik van vaste woordcombinaties

Muller, C. & de Jong, N., 20 Apr 2018.

Research output: Contribution to ConferencePaperAcademic

university teaching

English Language Support Online: De aansluiting tussen feedback, leerlijnen en uitstroomeisen

de Jong, N., 19 Jan 2018.

Research output: Contribution to ConferencePaperProfessional

Open Access
Friedrich Engels
Computer Science

Grammatical structures and oral fluency in immediate task repetition: Trigrams across repeated performances.

de Jong, N. & Tillman, P. C., 28 Sep 2018, Learning language through task repetition. Bygate, M. (ed.). Amsterdam: John Benjamins, p. 43-73 31 p. (Task-Based Language Teaching; vol. 11).

Research output: Chapter in Book / Report / Conference proceedingChapterAcademicpeer-review


Hoeveel woorden zijn nodig voor B1 schrijven? Een onderzoek met de Productieve Woordenschattoets voor het Nederlands als tweede taal (WTN-Productief)

de Jong, N. & Frederiks, L., 23 May 2018, In : Les. 36, 1 p.

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleProfessional


Activities 2009 2019

  • 34 Lecture / Presentation
  • 1 Expert meeting

15e expertmeeting NACV

M.G. Onrust (Organiser), G.A. Dreschler (Organiser), Nel de Jong (Organiser), A.J. Gambrel (Organiser)
1 Feb 2019

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventExpert meetingAcademic

Vocabulary in first year university students in Dutch and English: Breadth, depth and academic performance

Marcus Hewitt (Speaker), Nel de Jong (Speaker)
1 Jul 20193 Jul 2019

Activity: Lecture / PresentationAcademic


Knowledge of low-frequency and academic words in first and second language Dutch: A validation of the WTN-Plus and WTN-Academic tests

Nadine Linger (Speaker), Nel de Jong (Speaker)
1 Jul 20193 Jul 2019

Activity: Lecture / PresentationAcademic


Digital individual support for writing skills across the disciplines

Gea Dreschler (Speaker), Margreet Onrust (Speaker), Nel de Jong (Speaker)
4 Jul 2019

Activity: Lecture / PresentationAcademic


Student Writing
Friedrich Engels

Press / Media

Language learning after 40

Nel de Jong


1 media contribution

Press/Media: Expert Comment