Professor Joana Duarte holds a chair in bilingual education and world citizenship at the University of Amsterdam, and is associate professor at Stenden Hogeschool where she focuses on multilingualism.
Prof. Genesee is professor of psychology at McGill University, Montreal. His primary research interests focus on bilingualism and bilingual first language acquisition in normal and impaired populations. He is also interested in second language acquisition in school and the modalities for effective acquisition in school contexts.
María Luisa (Marisa) Pérez Cañado
Professor Marisa Pérez Cañado is Full Professor at the Department of English Philology of the University of Jáen, Spain, where she is also Rector’s Delegate for European Universities and Language Policy. Her research interests are in Applied Linguistics, bilingual education, and new technologies in language teaching.
Nihayra Leona is a PhD candidate at the University of Amsterdam. Her research interests are in psycholinguistic research, and multilingual education. Her focus is on the contribution of child-internal and child-external factors to the multilingual development of native Dutch students, students with an immigrant background living in the Netherlands, and Caribbean students. Until recently she was the chairwoman of Levende Talen Papiaments (the Papiamento branch of the Dutch association for language education). She is now director at the school board for mother tongue based schools on Curaçao, the Fundashon Skol Humanista na Papiamentu.