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17 January (13:00-18:00) - Kaunas Jonas Jablonskis gymnasium
24 January (12:00-17:00) - Panevėžys Minties gymnasium
31 January (12:00-17:00) - Šiauliai Didždvario gymnasium
Fee: 25 EUR for LAKMA 2020 members / 40 EUR  for non-members.
The fee includes 6-hour seminar tuition, materials, a certificate and 2 coffee breaks.
LAKMA bank account: SEB bankas  LT97 7044 0600 0457 8304
Advance payment invoice available upon request.
Invoices will be issued upon registration at the venue.
Certificates will be issued by accredited education centres (Kaunas, Panevėžys, Šiauliai).
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Revisiting the Teaching of Writing: Focus on the Essay

Lecturer Jurga Kasteckienė, VU

Jurga Kasteckienė has been a lecturer of Academic Writing at Vilnius University for nearly 20 years. In 2017 and 2019 she was a senior assessor of the State Examination in English and an  assessor-trainer. Participating in Erasmus teaching programme she held seminars on Academic Writing at Jaume University (Spain). She follows new trends in teaching and assessing academic writing and is eager to share her knowledge and experience with teachers in Lithuania. 

Abstract. Academic writing poses numerous challenges for learners as well as teachers. The seminar is designed for upper secondary level teachers of English. The participants will familiarise themselves with modern approaches to teaching and assessing writing, and ways to overcome challenges while encouraging students to write coherent, cohesive and well-argumented essays of different types. The seminar aims to discuss writing as a process as well as peculiarities of different genres. The participants will be introduced to different modes of writing: description, narration, exposition, and argumentation. Much attention will be devoted to the argumentative type of essay: analysing the topic, writing an outline and providing the right arguments, creating a logically developed and coherent text, choosing lexical and grammatical means to achieve a specific communicative purpose, revising the written text with the help of language corpora. Numerous practical tasks will be examined so that they could be easily implemented in class. Essay assessment criteria and their application will also be discussed.



International Conference "Values Education in ELT"

The conference aims at exploring the possibilities of integrating values education into English language teaching and learning. Plenary talks, presentations and workshops will focus on approaches and activities that promote the development of the learner's social and emotional intelligences as well as the values of democracy, diversity, inclusion etc. ELT professionals from all educational levels will share their ideas and practices in this area.

Date: 18-19 October 2019

Deadline for registration: 14 October

Venue: Vytautas Magnus University Education Academy, T. Ševčenkos St. 31, Vilnius



(for more information click on the speaker's name)

    Nik PEACHEY, British Council

    Adam MASTANDREA, US Embassy

    Grzegorz SPIEWAK, Macmillan Education

    Agnieszka HYBEL-SZYMANSKA, Pearson

    Mona SIKSEK, National Geographic Learning

    Eglė PETRONIENĖ, Vytautas Magnus University, Lithuania

    Tomas RAKOVAS, Lithuanian Children and Youth Centre

    Živilė LAZAUSKIENĖ, US-LT Alumni Association


Magdalena Adas. International music projects: Using songs to teach about social issues.

Loreta Andziulienė. Values in personal branding in ELT.

Asta Antulienė. Developing critical thinking as a core value

Alma Balnienė, Renata Zakarienė. How can I help my classmates? Explore, discover, share.

Vaiva Bernatonytė-Ažukienė. Positive classroom management as a tool to promote values education.

Thanis Bunsom. Using English literary texts to cultivate intercultural literacy.

Rachanee Dersingh, Using EFL activities to promote acceptance and inclusion.

Volha Dzmitryieva. Values education through teaching a fiction story to university students.

Robin Gingerich. Teaching tolerance: Using world news media to teach values.

Charity Givens. Ethical sourcing: Locating and using sources responsibly in writing.

Alla Jurevichiene. Interactive exercises to foster tolerance and empathy.

Gretchen Ketner. Values in action: Using fiction to engage with social issues.

Vilda Kiaunytė. (Re)creating values and meanings through literary texts: blackout poems.

Inga Klinauskienė. Teaching values through project-based learning: examples of good practice.

Tatjana Kriliuvienė. Competency building, leadership and teamwork as values in education.

Rasa Midverienė, Inga Klinauskienė. Core values in one lesson.

Inesa Rusecka. Erasmus+ activities to foster values.

Aušra Skeivytė. Fostering values through projects.

Saulius Skučas. Research project as a means of instilling values in learners.

Ksenija Ševcova. Students' beliefs: Reducing academic dishonesty.

Kristina Urbonienė. Start Strong: Career development through learning values.

Marija Vėžienė. Promoting tolerance and acceptance of diverse students in higher education.

Pattamawan Jimarkon Zilli. Integrating scientific skills into learning cultures.


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