We are inclined to minimize their importance. But many of the texts written by academics deal with teaching, planning and management. This is also true for me. I sometimes wonder why this kind of text production receives so little visibility in the academic curriculum. Usually there is much expertise, creativity and energy invested in what is considered to be just ‘didactics’ or ‘administration’ or ‘policy’. Shouldn’t the academic community value this work more, and at least list it among its core activities and publications?
Many of my publications are dedicated to topics related to language teaching, language assessment and language policy. Some are ‘official’ publications because they were published in some kind of conference proceedings, journal or Festschrift. Others can hardly be called ‘publications’, they only had an internal nature, but they received maybe more attention, leading to more intense debate and offering direct guidance to our students in their studies. My didactic publications are of the following nature:
It is neither possible nor useful to re-publish all these texts on a personal website. But I can imagine that some of them may be interesting and useful to some readers : in particular the book reviews, the studies in EMI, the coursebooks and the essays about Nederlandse taalpolitiek.