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Research interests

Arabic poetry (pre-Islamic, classical, modern and contemporary; nabati poetry) 

Gulf Studies; nation-building and nationalism in the Arabian Peninsula; cultural heritage  

Teaching Arabic as a Foreign Language; curriculum design and program management; language learning strategies; reflective learning. 

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, Georgetown University

MA, Georgetown University

BA, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven

BA, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven

MA, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven

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Research Output 2017 2019


Arabic Proficiency Improvement Through a Culture of Assessment

Vanpee, K. & Soneson, D., 2019, Foreign Language Proficiency in Higher Education. Winke, P. & Gass, S. M. (eds.). Springer, p. 197-216 (Educational Linguistics; vol. 37).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

foreign language teaching

Responding to “Making Change Happen”: Students as Partners for Change

Vanpee, K., Jun 1 2017, In : Modern Language Journal. 101, 2, p. 427-430 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalComment/debate


Activities 2011 2019

  • 3 Invited presentation
  • 3 Submitted presentation or panel

Arabian Gulf Societies Today: Issues and Developments

Katrien Vanpee (Speaker)
Aug 2019

Activity: Talk typesInvited presentation

Pre-Islamic Poetry in Context

Katrien Vanpee (Speaker)
Mar 2017

Activity: Talk typesInvited presentation

Vernacular Literature and National Political Culture

Katrien Vanpee (Speaker)
May 2016

Activity: Talk typesInvited presentation