INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE  "ELT - with and without technologies"
The conference aims at bringing together ELT professionals, who use different methods, materials and tools, to share their best classroom practices and discuss the benefits of their adopted approach. We invite papers covering any issues on one of the two major themes of the conference: using technologies and teaching unplugged. 
Language: English
Date: 27-28 October 2017
Venue: Lithuanian University of Educational Sciences, Studentų 39, Vilnius
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Scott THORNBURY           Grzegorz SPIEWAK           Russell STANNARD 
Cristina BERRY           Jonh WOLF        

U.S. Embassy Vilnius and LAKMA are organizing a week-long DEMOCRACY CAMP in Lithuania for teenagers from the U.S., Poland and Lithuania.
The camp aims to promote cross-cultural dialog through the shared camp experience; foster democratic values through discussion of human rights, media literacy, and inclusion of ethnic minorities, refugees and partner nations in this dialog; promote the English language as a tool to create inclusion by providing an intensive experience where English is used by students and teachers in a natural manner to discover new ideas and articulate their own ideas.
Time: July 17–23, 2017 (arrival 17th, departure 23rd)
Place: Dvarčėnų Dvaras, Alytus region
Age of students: 14–15 years. In Lithuania – students who have finished grade 7 or 8.
The camp is FREE OF CHARGE for both students and teachers. All costs will be covered, including transportation (Vilnius Bus Station – Dvarčėnai), accommodation, meals, and educational supplies. The Camp is sponsored by the U.S. Embassy Vilnius and organized by LAKMA with support from the Lithuanian University of Educational Sciences.
Participating schools:                                                                                 
US – Charles Wright Academy in Tacoma, Washington, host of the Global Teen Summit
Poland – Gimnazjum im. Noblistów Polskich in Świdniku, host of the Holocaust Memorial Week
Lithuania – 6 schools from different regions (1 teacher and 6 students from each school) 
English teachers interested in working at the camp are invited to apply by June 12, 2017.
Please complete the online APPLICATION FORM:
The six teachers selected for the camp will be contacted on June 14, 2017. The list of students will have to be submitted by June 21, 2017 to LAKMA president Eglė Petronienė: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Selected teachers will be required to participate in a three-day preparatory workshop in Vilnius, June 26–28, 2017. All costs (travel, accommodation, and meals) will be covered.


 TEACHER profile:
* is a qualified teacher of English, with at least three years of experience of teaching teenagers
* (preferable) has experience using social media platforms (Facebook, Blogs, etc.)
* has permission of her/his school Principal to apply for the camp 
STUDENT profile:
* has sufficient knowledge of English (6+ years of studies)
* is interested in meeting peers from Lithuania, Poland and the U.S.
* has submitted to the teacher a written parental permission to participate at the camp


 Selected TEACHERS are expected to:
* participate in a preparatory workshop, June 26–28, 2017 in Vilnius
* complete a home assignment before the preparatory workshop
* work in a team with other teachers of English, counselors and volunteers 
* organize educational activities for groups of students from ethnically-diverse backgrounds
* produce a written report about the camp to be posted on the school website / Facebook by September 15, 2017 (The International Day of Democracy)
* make a presentation about the camp for the school community
* submit a written report in English to LAKMA president by September 15, 2017
Selected STUDENTS are expected to:
* participate in camp activities throughout the week
* contribute to the written report about the camp to be posted on the school website / Facebook
* contribute to the oral presentation about the camp for the school community


 The TEACHERS will:
* be working in an English-only environment for a week
* be working together with colleagues from Lithuania, Poland and the U.S.
* receive a stipend of 180 EUR to cover the working hours at the camp
* gain motivation and inspiration for the upcoming school year
* develop their social media skills
* receive an educational certificate
The STUDENTS will:
* make new friends
* become better team players
* improve English skills through group activities
* meet interesting people, who have studied in the U.S. and guests from the U.S.
* live for a week in a beautiful environment, spend a lot of time outdoors and eat healthy food
* receive a certificate of participation







LAKMA and Vilnius Martynas Mažvydas Pregymnasium invite you to a workshop:

Student-centred teaching: classroom practice

Presenters: Senior teachers at Martynas Mažvydas pregymnasium: Rita Bakanienė,
Eglė Bridikienė, Skaistė Poniškaitienė, Lina Spalvienė, Renata Žemaitienė
Date: Wednesday, 26 April 2017
Time: 13.15 – 18.15     
Venue: Martynas Mažvydas pregymnasium / Vydūno 17A, Vilnius   
Fee: 5 EUR 
Registration: CLOSED

The target audience of the workshop is lower secondary level teachers of English. The participants will enhance their knowledge and skills of using effective teaching techniques and activities in the teenage classroom. The presenters will share their ideas on how to transform students from passive learners into more active and participative ones, including differentation of learning materials in mixed-ability classes. The participants will try out various classroom activities, such as drama, videos, songs and storytelling, and discuss how to apply them in different contexts. The presenters will share their experience gained on a training course at the Lewis School of English, Southampton (UK) which they attended as part of Erasmus+ KA1 project „Every student is an individual: personalized teaching in the classroom“ (No. 2016-1-LT-KA101-022977).  

This project is being developed in order to learn how to successfully organize the teaching/learning process and ensure that every student grows and progresses as an individual. The project includes subject teachers, class teachers, specialists working with children having special needs and students’ parents. The project aims to develop teachers’ ability to personalize teaching in order to improve the quality of lessons and learn how to create and customize teaching/learning tools to meet the individual needs of students.


13.15 – 13.45 Registration.
13.45 – 14.00 Welcome and Ice Breakers.
14.00 – 15.00 Part 1. Student-Centred Techniques.
15.00 – 15.30 Part 2. Learning by Doing.
15.30 – 16.00 English Tea Break 
16.00 – 16.45 Part 3. Differentation.
16.45 – 17.45 Part 4. Using Songs and Videos.             
17.45 – 18.15 Reflection. Closing. Certificates. 




Teaching and Assessing Register Awareness in Writing 

Presenter: Dr Rita Juknevičienė
20 April - Kaunas Jonas Jablonskis Gymnasium
27 April - Šiauliai Didžvario Gymnasium
Time: 13:00-18:00

Fee: 15 eur for LAKMA members / 30 eur for non-members
Registration CLOSED
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The aim of the seminar is to discusss approaches to the teaching and assessing of register awareness in writing. The discussion will focus on text genres covered by the foreign language examination syllabus in Lithuania, namely: letter, paragraph and essay. The participants will revisit the criterion of register in the assessment of written tasks of the English examination and do a range of activities. They will learn to identify informal and semi-formal register in written texts and enhance their understanding of register in written learner language.


13.00 – 13.15  Registration
13.15 – 15.15  PART ONE  
15.15 – 15.45  Coffee (offered by LAKMA)
15.45 – 17.45  PART TWO
17.45 – 18.00  Closing / Certificates