Linguistically Sensitive Teaching in All Classrooms

01-18-2022 at 10:18 AM

The Listiac Closing Seminar is free and will be live-streamed on the Listiac YouTube channel on Thursday 20 January 2022 at 10.00-16.00 CET. Please register via the link above and receive the link to the Closing Seminar via email. The live stream will comprise presentations of the Listiac Project (at 10.10-10.30) and other current research topics in relation to Linguistically Sensitive Teaching and initial teacher education in Europe by five of the local leaders within Listiac (at 10.30-12.15 CET). The Listiac Research Team will present the key finding and other outcomes of the project in the afternoon (at 13.00-14.30 CET). There will also be two invited talks by Professor Emeritus Jim Cummins (University of Toronto) and Policy Officer Oana Felecan (European Commission) commenting on the Listiac project.

You will find the full programme at https://listiac.org/conference/.

Language Teachers‘ Association of Lithuania Have Completed the Project the for High School Graduates and their Teachers

12-17-2021 at 2:12 PM

HOW TO PERFORM BEST DURING THE STATE EXAM?

Covid-19 pandemics and online teaching. For the whole year lasting pandemics and online teaching has been a challenge for students and their teachers, especially for high school graduates, preparing to take State exams. For most of them online teaching/learning has required extra skills, time, and efforts to adapt and transform to a different style of learning.  Very likely, that without additional support, many of the students wouldn’t have been able to prepare for the State exams properly and present themselves at their very best. 

Developing foreign language communication competences to high school graduates preparing for the State examination.  Language Teachers ‘Association of Lithuania (LKPA) prepared an application for the project that aims to help high school graduates to better prepare for the State examination of a foreign language (English, German or French). The project is being implemented by active members of LKPA – expert teachers of foreign languages working in Lithuanian high schools.   The idea and initiative for this project came from language teaching and teacher-training experts of Public Service Language Centre.

CEL/ELC online conference “Languages and rights”

11-10-2021 at 9:11 AM

University of Antwerp, 2-3 December 2021

Call for Papers

As a result of migration and internal mobility European countries and cities have become increasingly multicultural and multilingual and host native speakers of hundreds of languages. These people may lack proficiency in the languages of the countries hosting them and therefore must rely on language assistance (i.e., translation and, above all, interpreting) to be able to communicate with authorities and service providers, and have access to social services. Language assistance is not always available, though, and even when it is, its quality is often inadequate. This results in a limited or impossible access to services and, in violation of the principles enshrined in the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union, a de facto discrimination on the ground of language, with consequences that may be very serious, in particular in sensitive areas such as healthcare or justice where people’s health or freedom may be at stake.

European Survey on the Place of Family Languages at School

04-26-2021 at 10:32 AM

The RECOLANG team (Resources for assessing the home language competences of migrant pupils) is carrying out a European survey on the place of family languages at school, particularly within different education programmes or curricula involving migrant adolescents aged 11-18.

This survey focuses on the practices of assessing home language skills and their role in different European education systems. More detailed information on the survey can be found below.

Linguistic, Educational, and Intercultural Research 2021

04-21-2021 at 10:26 AM

The Arqus European University Alliance, Leipzig University (Germany) and The Institute of Foreign Languages Faculty of Philology, Vilnius University (Lithuania) invites you to the 8th International scientific conference “Linguistic, Educational, and Intercultural Research 2021”, October 21-22, 2021. The conference will be held online.

Call for papers

CONFERENCE THEMES

  • Linguistic Research: Cognitive Linguistics, Sociolinguistics, Pragmatics, Corpus Linguistics, Lexicology, Meta-lexicography, Discourse studies/ Language in the Media, Public and other Types of Discourse
  • Language Teaching and Learning: Language Acquisition, Language Testing and Assessment, Language Teacher Education, Language Teaching Methodology
  • Innovation in Language Teaching and Learning: Online Language Teaching and Testing, Language Curriculum Development and Syllabus Design
  • Language Policy: Multilingualism, Languages and Rights, Minority and Regional Languages
  • Intercultural Education and Research
  • Literary Research