June Eyckmans is Associate Professor in the Department of Translation, Interpreting and Communication at Ghent University where she teaches applied linguistics and cognitive linguistic approaches to language learning. Her research is focused on second language acquisition and learning, cognitive linguistic approaches to vocabulary learning, study abroad, individual differences in SLA and Translation Studies and the methodology of interpreting and translation assessment.
She obtained her PhD at the Radboud University of Nijmegen (the Netherlands) in 2004 on the methodology of L2 vocabulary assessment.
She publishes in national and international journals and she currently supervises phd research projects on individual difference variables, vocabulary learning, phraseology, study abroad and the incidental acquisition of English in young learners.
She acts as a referee for Language Teaching Research, System, Language Testing and International Journal of Applied Linguistics. She is often consulted by national and international organisations for the improvement of language assessment procedures and she is invited as an external jury member on PhD boards dealing with translation and interpreting studies and SLA.
She sits on the board of the Dutch Association of Applied Linguistics (Anéla) and she is head of MULTIPLES-LL (Research Centre for Multilingual Practices and Language Learning in Society-subdivision Language Learning), a research group within the Department of Linguistics and the Department of Translation, Interpreting and Communication whose activities are centred around all aspects of (foreign) language learning and translation and interpreting didactics.
I teach a course called "Applied Linguistics:Capita Selecta" in which I cover research in several subdomains of applied linguistics and discuss the research methods that are specific for these subdomains.
I teach a course called "Facets of Applied Linguistics" together with Prof. dr. G. De Sutter in which I am responsible for the chapters on second language acquistion and learning.