A successful launch of the LKPA Reading Club

12-05-2019 at 3:26 PM

On 29 November 2019 a group of readers came to Infoteka ( Arts Publishing House) in Vilnius for the first session of the Last Friday Reading Club initiated by O. Medvedeva for LKPA members and for all those who are interested in reviving the well-known tradition of reading and discussing. The new Club, which will focus on reading contemporary authors from different countries, meet on the last Friday of every month. During the first session the readers spoke about their expectations and wishes, such as sharing reflections and self-reflection induced by the read books, exchanging opinions about translation and literary research. All that should differ from common practice of discussing books and authors without having read them!

The first session focused on Beguni by Olga Tokarczuk (BĖGŪNAI. O. Tokarzcuk. V: Rašytojų sąjungos leidykla, 2019, iš lenkų kalbos vertė Vyturys Jarutis), the participants spoke about the interplay between content and form, the peculiarities of the author’s style, and her place among the Nobel and Man Booker prize winners.

The meeting on 27 December will be dedicated to El amante japonés by Isabel Allende (Meilužis japonas. I.Allende.V.: Alma Littera, 2017). All LKPA members are invited to join!

Dr. Ina Dagytė- Mituzienė

MultiMeDialecTranslation 8 – Dialect Translation in Multimedia

10-07-2019 at 3:39 PM

7-9 May 2020, Kaunas Faculty of Vilnius University, Lithuania

We are pleased to invite you to the 8th International Conference on Dialect translation in multimedia (MultiMeDialecTranslation 8) which will be held on 7-9 May 2020 at the Institute of Language, Literature and Translation Studies, Kaunas Faculty of Vilnius University.

FIPLV/NBR Conference “Future of Languages”

08-14-2019 at 1:31 PM

Call for Papers

The conference Future of Languages will take place in Reykjavík, Iceland, in 2020. The venue is at the University of Iceland, “Veröld – the home of Vigdís” building, named after Iceland´s former president, Madame Vigdís Finnbogadóttir, the first and only UNESCO Ambassador of Languages. The program will be partly theoretical and partly practical as we join forces to learn from each other’s experiences and practices, while simultaneously gaining knowledge about future perspectives and challenges. Panels will be organized in different languages, even if English will be the main language of communication.

The daily program will open and close with a plenary lecture, while numerous parallel sessions will operate simultaneously within the same building. Suggestions for outstanding speakers are still welcomed (send to holmfr@hi.is).

Sustainable Multilingualism 2019

11-13-2018 at 10:43 AM

24-25 May, 2019
Kaunas, Lithuania

The conference aims at bringing together scholars and language education professionals to share their research insights and discuss the issues relevant to the development of individual and societal multilingualism, including language policy, linguistic human rights, plurilingual pedagogy and language education in higher education.

The FIPLV Nordic-Baltic Region (NBR) Conference 2018 “Teaching and Learning Languages in the 21st Century: Linguistic, Educational and Cultural Aspects”

06-14-2018 at 4:43 PM

On 7-8 June 2018 the international conference “Teaching and Learning Languages in the 21st Century: Linguistic, Educational and Cultural Aspects” organized jointly by the Institute of Foreign Languages of the Faculty of Philology (Vilnius University), Language Teachers‘ Association of Lithuania (LKPA) and the FIPLV Nordic-Baltic Region (NBR) took place in Vilnius. The event gathered about 150 participants from more than 20 countries. The aims of the conference were to bring language policymakers, teaching professionals and researchers together for discussions about the mission of teaching in the 21st century, the meaning of teaching quality, efficiency and effectiveness, as well as analyse the aims, needs and perspectives of teaching /learning languages in multicultural environment that could consequently enhance the promotion of democratic citizenship, social cohesion, and intercultural dialogue. The international scientific event was a venue to exchange information and knowledge, share best practices and experiences across national boundaries on teacher training and the enhancement of the development of teachers’ competences that would serve to acquire a better understanding of teaching the New Generation of students. The discussion focused not only about the international practice but also about Lithuania where Lithuanian researchers had opportunities to introduce themselves, share best practices and establish new connections with practitioners and scientists in the field from other countries.