Vaiva Bernatonytė-Ažukienė

Vaiva BERNATONYTĖ-AŽUKIENĖ, Vilnius Christian Gymnasium, Lithuania PRESENTATION Positive classroom management as a tool to promote values education Classroom management is an inseparable part of everyday lessons. ELT is no exception as the English language classroom involves a lot of communication and interpersonal contact. I assert that positive classroom management, teacher’s positive approach to interpersonal processes…

Alma Balnienė, Renata Zakarienė

Alma BALNIENĖ, Renata ZAKARIENĖ, Vilnius Šviesos Primary School, Lithuania POSTER PRESENTATION How can I help my classmates? Explore, discover, share! In a primary classroom, it is important to create an environment where students become responsible for their learning and to organize activities where they explore certain situations, analyse them and summarize results. This allows students…

Asta Antulienė

Asta ANTULIENĖ, Vilnius Balsiai Pre-gymnasium, Lithuania WORKSHOP Developing critical thinking as a core value In today’s language classroom it is not enough to teach grammar or vocabulary; in the era of ‘fake news’, it is essential to encourage students’ critical thinking. Critical thinking is not a fad, it has been known for a long time…

Loreta Andziulienė

Loreta ANDZIULIENĖ, Vytautas Magnus University, Lithuania WORKSHOP Values in personal branding in ELT Personal branding is about what you have to offer and presenting it to the outer world consistently. Identifying the core values is the key element alongside with exploring strengths and skills to develop while planning further studies and career. This hands-on workshop…

Magdalena Adas.

Magdalena ADAS, Early Stage, Poland WORKSHOP International music projects: Using songs to teach about social issues Is it possible to combine teaching songs with raising awareness about different social issues such as animal rights, wasting food or lack of water? At Early Stage we know it is. This workshop for teachers working with 8-year-old and older students…

Živilė Lazauskienė

Živilė LAZAUSKIENĖ, ASSIST Country Coordinator, Lithuania Živilė Monika Lazauskienė is a Country Coordinator for ASSIST (American Secondary Schools for International Students and Teachers) in Lithuania and an alumna of the program as well. After her year abroad as an exchange student in the U.S., Živilė went on to the University of Sheffield in the UK,…

Tomas RAKOVAS, Lithuanian Children and Youth Centre

Tomas RAKOVAS, Lithuanian Children and Youth Centre Tomas Rakovas is a psychologist and trainer of social and emotional learning programmes. Currently, Tomas is coordinating an international research project “Learning to Be” which aims to make social and emotional learning more visible and recognized in schools around Europe. PLENARY TALK Learning to Be [assertive, responsible, helpful…]…

Eglė PETRONIENĖ, Vytautas Magnus University Education Academy, Lithuania

Eglė PETRONIENĖ, Vytautas Magnus University Education Adademy, Lithuania Dr. Eglė Petronienė has been in teacher education for more than 25 years. Currently, she is teaching at Vytautas Magnus University Education Academy and enjoys working with student-teachers of English. Having been in charge of the Lithuanian Association of English Language Teachers for more than ten years,…

Pearson speaker Agnieszka HYBEL-SZYMANSKA

Agnieszka HYBEL-SZYMANSKA, Pearson English teacher by profession (graduated from English Philology Department at Jagiellonian University in Krakow), has been working for Pearson as a consultant and regional manager in Poland and Eastern European countries ( Ukraine, Belarus, Georgia, Armenia), advising teachers and institutions on their English teaching programmes, implementing new technologies, training teachers and delivering…