A free webinar with Alison Blair 17th May 2017, 4.00 pm - 5.00 pm

Join our free webinar for ELT teachers working with primary school kids. Alison Blair, an author, super-experienced teacher of YLs, will offer lots of practical tips and activity types to get your young learners to start speaking in English. 


Getting off to a good start with speaking.  Whilst parents may be keen for their children to acquire a high level of English for their professional futures in a global world, for the majority of young children English is quite simply what happens in your classroom. The more you can engage your children’s attention through appealing content and attractive activities, the more English they will learn as well as laying the foundations for a life-long positive attitude to language learning. Young children are by nature eager to communicate and collaborate. In this webinar we will particularly look at ways of upgrading speaking in your classroom by increasing the amount of time each child speaks in a lesson. We will look at a variety of activity types and how to manage them in small and large groups. 
Registration link: https://events-emea1.adobeconnect.com/content/connect/c1/2030106885/en/events/event/private/2095306275/2422203146/event_landing.html?sco-id=2422109936




A free webinar with Grzegorz Śpiewak, Ph.D. 23rd May 2017, 4.00 pm - 5.00 pm

Join our free webinar for ELT teachers working with adult learners at an academic level. The trainer will demonstrate how we can develop our students’ linguistic and academic skills simultaneously as part of a modern academic language programme. 


Developing academic skills of 21st century students. Learning English at an academic level can be so much more than doing lots of grammar exercises and memorizing a lot of words and phrases. Academic success requires a range of academic skills. These include analysing and producing complex academic texts. Doing so in English is a great opportunity to learn how to think critically when reading, writing, and speaking. In this practical session, I’ll demonstrate how we can develop our students’ linguistic and academic skills simultaneously as part of a modern academic language programme. I’ll demonstrate a number of fresh, engaging materials and activity types, partly drawn from Skillful, an innovative course series published by Macmillan.








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