Projects

LKPA as an active partner of several international and national projects.

National projects

LKPA is invited to join a team of professionals leaded by the Lithuanian Language Institute to develop an innovative teacher training programme for teachers teaching the Lithuanian language in the country. (Project No. VP1-2.2-ŠMM-05-K-02-007). More information is available on the Lithuanian page.

International projects

The ERASMUS Multilateral Project “Diversity in the Learning Experience in (Higher) Education (DIV.ED)”

The ERASMUS Multilateral Project ”Diversity in the Learning Experience in (Higher) Education (DIV.ED)” Nr. 528049-LLP-1-2012-1-AT-ERASMUS-ESIN is carried out in the framework of the “LifeLong Learning Programme” supported by the European Commission.

The project officially started on the 1st of October 2012 and will be concluded on the 30th of September 2014.

The Project partners:

  • The Johannes Kepler University, Austria
  • Universidade Aberta, Portugal
  • The Lithuanian Association of Language Teachers
  • FernUniversität in Hagen, Germany
  • I. Zone Knowledge Systems, SA, Portugal
  • On Screen OG, Austria
  • The European Association of Distance Teaching Universities (EADTU)

The DIV.ED project focuses on the complex topics “Diversity” and “acceptance”/”tolerance” applied to the academic learning context. Its main output is a university Module to be tested, implemented, evaluated and exploited in four partner countries (AT, DE, LT and PT) with different target groups (students, teachers, adult learners) in several educational environments – including (ICT-supported) informal learning. The recognition of the Module in all the academic partner institutions is envisaged (6 ECTS). Besides implementing ICT- and Web-based methodologies, in which all educational partners have a longstanding experience, an innovative, interdisciplinary approach will be applied to the Module, addressing learners as whole individuals. The latter will deal with learning contents also with the support of video art and theatrical techniques.

You are kindly invited to visit the web site: http://www.diversity-ed.eu/

The ELTACS project

The ELTACS project (European Language Teachers Assessment and Certification Scheme) is a dissemination project funded by the European Commission as a part of the Education and Culture DG Lifelong Learning Programme. The aim of this project is to:

  • to collect evidence from a needs analysis, surveys of schemes to demonstrate that there is no available European – wide certificate in Teaching language to adults with applicability to any language, to teach without forma qualification. or to those working in informal structure;
  • to update and disseminate already existing European Certificate EUROLTA.

A proven successful existing model is available for wide dissemination, and the proposed ELTACS outcomes will put in place an innovative teacher training scheme with complementary EUROTLA certification for teacher trainers.

Project team: Members of LKPA Egle Linkeviciute (Vytautas Magnus University), Egle Sleinotiene (LKPA), Aldona Vosyliute ( Kaunas College), Lina Sipelyte.

You are kindly invited to visit the web site: http://www.eltacs.eu/

REAL 2 Project

The REAL Network is delighted to announce that we have secured funding from the European Commission to develop further our work with language teacher associations across the European Union. REAL has been granted funds for the next three years to explore ways in which language teacher associations can collaborate and learn from one another and work together to promote language learning in the European Union and support language teachers.

Our ultimate aim is to create a vibrant and dynamic umbrella organisation under which many kinds of associations – large, small, monolingual, multilingual, representing not only the “big” languages of Europe, but also the rich variety of languages to be found within our borders – can meet and find ways to motivate learners, inspire teachers, improve professional development opportunities and make a real contribution to a more plurilingual Europe.

REAL2 is led by a core group of associations, in collaboration with the French agency for international matters in the field of education, CIEP. CIEP manages the project, provides online support, takes care of all administrative, financial and legal matters.

Next to CIEP in the driving seat, as co-pilote of the project is the UK Association for Language Learning, the other originator of the first REAL initiative, leading on content and taking an overview from an association perspective.

The other associations in the core team are:

  • the Association de Professeurs de Langues Vivantes (France),
  • Verband English und Mehrsprachigkeit (Germany),
  • Lingua e Nuova Didattica (Italy),
  • Federación Española de Asociaciones de Profesores de Francés (Spain),
  • Lietuvos Kalbų Pedagogų Asociacija (Lithuania),
  • Asociaţia profesorilor de limba engleză din Moldova (Romania),
  • PROF – EUROPE Stowarzyszenie Nauczycieli Języka Francuskiego w Polsce (Poland).

Language teachers’ associations are invited to participate in the project.

You are kindly invited to visit the web site: www.real-association.eu

Contact person: LKPA President Egle Sleinotiene lkpa.informacija@gmail.com