Sustainable Multilingualism 2021

03-16-2021 at 10:46 AM

The Institute of Foreign Languages of Vytautas Magnus University (VMU IFL), in cooperation with the Language Teachers’ Association of Lithuania, organizes the 6th International Scientific Conference “Sustainable Multilingualism” (Lith. Darnioji daugiakalbystė). The Conference will be held online on June 4-5, 2021. Abstracts are submitted by April 1.


11-26-2020 at 10:34 AM

The year of 2020 will be remembered for many reasons, the memories won‘t be all sweet….

But for the members of the Last Friday Reading Club, which has just marked its 1st anniversary,  this year is the year of „turning a new page“,  both figuratively and directly.

Set up last November, the Club has grown into a unique team of readers:  each with her own tastes and preferences, her own perceptions and visions, and all together – a joyful source of spiritual and professional growth.

Educational, Linguistic, and Media Discourses

11-18-2020 at 1:18 PM

This book presents a collection of research papers from both experienced and emerging scholars, some of whom presented their work at the international conference ‘Language Teaching and Learning in the 21st Century: Linguistic, Educational and Intercultural Aspects’ held in June 2018 and organised by the Institute of Foreign Languages of the Faculty of Philology of Vilnius University, the FIPLV Nordic-Baltic Region, and the Language Teachers’ Association of Lithuania. The book consists of three parts, the first being devoted to language teaching and teacher education. The second section explores literary and cultural issues, while the third part encompasses linguistic and media discourse studies.

FIPLV/NBR Conference “Future of Languages”

04-14-2020 at 1:31 PM


Dear all.

The unfolding corona virus (COVID-19) crisis has significantly affected all our lives in the past few weeks. As authorities work to contain the spread of the virus, many national and international events have been postponed. Due to continued uncertainties, the organizers of the conference, Future of Languages 2020, due to take place in Reykjavík, Iceland, this coming June, have decided to postpone the event until next summer.

The NBR/FIPLV biannual conference Future of Languages will therefore be held in Reykjavík, Iceland, June 10 and 11, 2021. The published program and registrations will be transferred to the 2021 event. 

By January 2021, the organizers will re-send the call for papers and request re-confirmation from registered participants who have already paid. Accepted papers will also be transferred to next year’s conference.

Should participants wish to withdraw from the conference, 75% of the registration fee will be refunded. The remaining 25% will cover expenses already incurred. For a refund, please write to before May 31, 2020.

We regret that it has come to this, but we must consider participants’ health and well-being. We look forward to welcoming you to Iceland in 2021.

With best regards.

Dr. Hólmfríður Garðarsdóttir
President of STÍL
Chair of the organizing committee

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

Reading goes on!

04-01-2020 at 11:40 AM

Last Friday Reading Club presents a short report on what has been done / read / discussed so far:

  • The LFRC members meet once a month (every last Friday) to discuss the book of their (democratic) choice. As stated in the Club invitation, preference is given to acknowledged contemporary writers from different countries and different cultures.
  • The first four sessions were held in Menų spaustuvės Infoteka (; the latest session – March 27- was organized in three formats: FB group discussion, Skype chat, e-mail shared notes/impressions.
  • Books and authors:

November 2019 – “Beguni” . O.Tokarczuk  („Bėgūnai”) ;

December 2019 – “El Amante Japones” . I. Allende („Meilužis japonas “)

January 2020 – “Dans le jardin de l’ogre”. L. Slimani („Žmogėdros sode”)

February 2020 – “The Garden of Evening Mists”. Tan Twan Eng („Vakaro Miglų sodas”)

March 2020 – “Geschichte vom alten Kind”. J. Erpenbeck  („Istorija apie seną vaiką”)

  • At present there are 12 members; working languages are Lithuanian, English, Russian, French.

For further information contact Olga Medvedeva