Lieve Vangehuchten (PhD, 2003, UCL) chairs the curricular commission 'Language courses for Academic and Professional Purposes' at the Arts Faculty. She’s member of the Linguistics Department and lectures in Spanish for specific purposes (BA and MA). Her research deals with the description and analysis of Spanish for specific purposes with theoretical (discourse and genre analysis) and with applied (acquisition and pedagogy) objectives, e.g. regarding oral and written competence, terminology, and socioeconomic and sociocultural dimensions.