Thursday, 21 October 2021

10.00 – 10.30 Conference opening. 

Dr Artūras Vasiliauskas (Vilnius university, Pro-Rector for Partnerships) Prof Dr Inesa Šeškauskienė (Vilnius University, Dean of the Faculty of Philology);  Prof Dr Olaf Bärenfänger (Leipzig University)

Plenary presentations

10.30 – 11.15 Olaf Bärenfänger (University of Leipzig, Germany) „Multilingualism and Multiculturalism - Arqus perspective“

11.15 –12.00 Maria Teresa Zanola (Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore of Milan, Italy) „Multilingualism and Language Policy in Higher Education: facing the challenge“

12.00 – 12.15 Break

12.15 – 13.00 Robert O'Dowd (University of León, Spain) „Reviewing Intercultural Learning Outcomes in Virtual Exchange“

13.00 – 13.45 John Corbett (BNU-HKBU United International College, China) Conflict, mediation & drama: English in contexts of intercultural crisis

13.45 – 14.00 Break

Parallel Panel Sessions

14.00 – 15.30 Presentations

15.30 –15.45 Break

15.45 – 18.45 Presentations

Friday, 22 October 2021

Plenary presentations

10.00 – 10.45 Manuel Célio Conceição (Universidade do Algarve, Portugal) “Linguistic diversity and knowledge in Higher Education: an embedded engagement”

10.45 – 11.30 Mireia Trenchs Parera (Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona, Spain) “Plurilingualism, intercultural sensitivity and new identities in the 21st-century internationalized undergraduate classroom”

11.30 – 11.45 Break

11.45 – 12.30 Johann Fischer (Georg-August-Universität Göttingen, Germany) “Rethinking language assessment: integrating the four skills in task-based assessment – making language tests more meaningful”


12.30 – 13.15 Adam Mastandrea (Vilnius University, Lithuania) "Disinformation as discourse in the English Language Classroom"

13.15 – 14.00 Break

Parallel Panel Sessions

14.00 – 15.30 Presentations

15.30 – 15.45 Break

15.45 – 17.15 Presentations

17.15 – 17.30 Break

Interactive Language Cafés

17.30 – 18.15

  • English Language Café. Moderator Adam Mastandrea. Invited guests: Svetozar Poštič, Vilnius University; Ovidiu Ivancu, Vilnius University.
  • French Language Café. Moderator Vita Valiukienė. Invited guests: Alice Pantel, Senior Lecturer in Hispanic Studies, Vice Dean of  Language Faculty,  Lyon 3, France; Ana Maria Cozma, University of Turku, Finland; Thommas Buffin, Director of Institut Français, Lithuania; Cynthia EID, President of the International Federation of French Teachers (FIPF).
  • German Language Café. Moderator Vaiva Žeimantienė. Invited guests: Eva Seidl, University of Graz, Austria; Jupp Möhring, Leipzig University; Nijolia Buinovskaja, Goethe-Institut Litauen; Heike Zinsmeister, Hamburg University; Eglė Kontutytė, Vilnius University.
  • Italian Language Café. Moderator Diego Ardoino. Invited guests: Anna Suadoni, University of GranadaMarta Kaliska, University of WarsawNovella Di Nunzio, Vilnius UniversityKristiina Rebane, Tallin University.
  • Lithuanian Language Café. Moderator Inga Hilbig. Invited guests: Virginija Stumbrienė, Department of Lithuanian Studies, Institute of Applied Linguistics, Vilnius University, dr. Agnieszka Rembiałkowska, University of Warsaw, Poland, dr. Justina Bružaitė-Liseckienė, Department of Lithuanian Studies, Institute of Applied Linguistics, Vilnius University, Frederik Bissinger, Departments of Slavic and Baltic Languages, Stockholm University. 
  • Norwegian Language Café. Moderator Vuk Vukotić. Invited guests: Else Berit Molde, Assistant Professor of Norwegian at the Department of Linguistic, Literary and Aesthetic Studies at UiB, University of Bergen; Pernille Myrvold, Assistant Professor at the Department of Linguistic, Literary and Aesthetic Studies, Simona Kamarauskaitė, Vilnius University. 
  • Russian Language Café. Moderator Anastasija Belovodskaja. Invited guests: Stanislav Chernyshov, University of Gratz, Austria; Extra Class Language Centre, Saint Petersburg, Russia; Alla Chernyshova, Extra Class Language Centre, Saint Petersburg, Russia.
  • Spanish Language Café. Moderator Carmen Caro Dugo. Invited guests: Adolfo Sánchez Cuadrado, University of Granada, Spain; Åse Johnsen, University of Bergen, Norway;  Alicia Relinque Eleta University of Granada, Spain.


Conference Round up

18. 15 – 18.45


The whole programme in PDF format could be found here: Programme.pdf

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