Did you know that LAKMA is celebrating an anniversary - 25 years of activity? 

Click on this link goo.gl/GK5BUH for some highlights from our history!

Professional development workshop for teachers of forms 7-10
Lithuanian History in English Lessons: past and present
Date: February 19th
Time: 12:00-17:00 (6 academic hours and a coffee break)
Venue: LEU, Studentų g. 39, Vilnius, Hemingway's Room (No 250) 
Workshop trainers and task designers:
Nida Burneikaitė, Neringa Šakinienė (English teachers), Vaiva Urbelionienė (History teacher)


The workshop aims at developing English teachers' skills to integrate various themes of Lithuanian history in their lessons, including historical events, important dates, heritage, traditions, language and literature, famous people etc. Participants of the workshop will have an opportunity to try out a number of activities for students and discuss how they could be adapted for various age groups. Learning technologies will be used for some activities.



LAKMA and the US Embassy in Lithuania invite teachers of young learners to a professional development course with Cristina Berry, US Embassy Language Fellow.
Title: Assessment FOR Learning: A course for teachers of young learners
Target group: teachers of grades 2-6. Teachers of other grades are also welcome to join.
Abstract: Today’s educators have the responsibility of teaching far more than subject content. To prepare students for life, it is imperative that teachers focus on skills such as creativity, critical thinking, problem solving, and collaboration. In order to develop these skills, educators should change the focus of assessment from achieving grades to valuing the learning process through reflection and goal-setting. This course will help teachers to use formative assessment diagnostically to create a student-centered classroom. The course is 22 academic hours long and consists of three parts:
Part 1.  Introductory workshop. The participants will revise formative assessment strategies; get the tools to collect evidence of student learning; learn ways to provide feedback; create plans for learning that promote student accountability (8 acad. hours).
Part 2. Online communication with the course instructor through an online platform to reflect on the assessment techniques which teachers try out in the classroom (8 acad. hours).
Part 3. Closing workshop. Reflection on what the participants have learned as they have implemented formative assessment in the classroom (6 acad. hours).
Part 1 - Introductory workshop, February 21st 
Part 2 - Online work with the course instructor
Part 3 - Closing workshop, April (date to be confirmed)
Venue: LEU, Studentų str. 39, Vilnius, Room 252 (Goethe's Auditorium)

Cristina Berry is an educator from the US. She was an elementary school teacher for thirteen years and has first-hand experience using and understanding the power of formative assessment in the classroom. Cristina currently works in Vilnius as a participant of the U.S. State Department’s English Language Fellows cultural exchange program and collaborates with the Ministry of Education and Science.



Seminar in Vilnius with Dr. Rita Juknevičienė

A Contemporary Approach to Vocabulary Enhancement: Multi-Word Units in English

Abstract: Corpus-driven approaches to English vocabulary have shown that multi-word units, e.g. collocations, lexical bundles, rather than single words, should be prioritised in second language teaching and learning. The aim of the workshop is to give a brief overview of recent developments in vocabulary research and suggest ways how the teaching of fixed expressions might enhance the learning outcomes. Participants of the seminar will learn to recognise multi-word units in learner speech and writing, which will enable them to assess their students' lexical competence more objectively. The seminar will also offer a number of ways to teach multi-word units to intermediate and advanced learners of English.
Date: 2 March 2018
Venue: LEU, Studentų g. 39, Room 250 (Hemingway's Auditorium)
Fee: 15 eur for LAKMA 2018 members / 30 eur for non-members
Registration: HERE 
Payment: LAKMA SEB bank account LT977044060004578304
Registration and payment by 28 February 2018
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12.30 – 13.00  Registration
13.00 – 15.00  PART ONE  
15.00 – 15.30  Coffee break (we recommend LEU canteen on the ground floor)
15.30 – 17.30  PART TWO
17.30 – 18:00  Closing / Certificates