The present and former projects coordinated by the Institute of Foreign Languages:

The Institute of Foreign Languages of Vilnius University is an associate partner in EVAL-IC Erasmus+ project (RE:2016-1-FR01-KA203-024155). Project duration: : 01/09/2016 – 31/08/2019

EVAL-IC aims at assessing Intercomprehension competences: plurilingual reception,production and interaction. Based on the present day linguistic and cultural diversity in Europe, Intercomprehension is viewed as an innovative approach to developing plurilingual and intercultural competences. Although researchers have been using the concept of Intercomprehension  in language didactics since 1990s, its practical application is hindered by the absence of descriptors and internationally recognized assessment tools.

EVAL-IC project objectives include

  • further development of epistemology of Intercomprehension;
  • definitionand description of Intercomprehension competence;
  • elaboration of tools for assessingIntercomprehension competences for Romance languages.

On the website  you can follow the project progress and see its products:  the comprehensive bibliography on Intercomprehension and its application in language didactics across Europe, and three models of IC competence descriptors that are being piloted by the project partners from  European universities, colleges and schools. 


Under the initiative of Georgian Ambassador to Lithuania her Excellency Mrs. Khatuna Salukvadze in cooperation with the Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University the Georgian language  teaching/ learning project was launched at the Institute of Foreign Languages of Vilnius University in 2014. Read more about project >>>


      The project „Development of Content and Language Integrated  Learning (CLIL) in Education“ (2011-2013)  funded by the European Structural Funds and Ministry of Education and Science under the „Human Development Action Programme“, Agreement No. VP1-2.2-ŠMM-05-K-02-011,  aims at introducing  subject teachers to the application of content and foreign language integrated learning approach in the process of General education and Vocational training. The idea of CLIL contributes to the development of the  key competences necessary for the knowledge-based society members; it shapes the participants‘ attitudes towards innovative and creative subject teaching, encourages them to make the study process active via the application of practical teaching methods. CLIL method reflects the EU policy of multilingualism and intercultural approach. This method inspires teachers to develop their generic, professional and linguistic competences, enhances their teaching experience and advocates unlimited ways for creativity.

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      The project „Development of the System of Assessment and Self-assessment“ (2006 - 2008) funded by the European Structural Funds and Ministry of Education and science under the „Human Development Action Programme“, Agreement No. BPD 2.4 ESF/2004/2.4.0-03-314/BPD-83/ParS-12500-547, was coordinated by the Institute of Foreign Languages and the Department of Lithuanian Studies, Faculty of Philology. The Partner institutions of the Project were Kaunas Technological University, Klaipėda University, Šiauliai University and the National Examination Centre. Coordinator of the Project – Assoc. Prof. Zita Mažuolienė. The participants of the Project:

- designed the methodological background for the implementation of  assessment and self-assessment system of communicative competences in Lihuania;

- created a system of tasks (tests) assessing the attained level of linguistic skills according to the Common European Framework  of Reference for Languages;

- developed methodology for relating the designed tasks to language proficiency levels indicated in the Common European Framework  of Reference for Languages;

- prepared two versions of the European Language Portfolio: for Adults and for Schools of General Education;

- developed teaching aids for teacher trainers dealing with implementation of Language Portfolios;

- translated  The Common European Framework  of Reference for Languages“ into Lithuanian.   


       Lifelong Learning Programme, Erasmus Intensive programme (IP) project „Modernisation of Europe by Innovating Teacher Training“ (2009-2010), Agreement No. LLP-ERA-IP-2009-0261-LSS-12400-1133, is a follow-up outcome of Erasmus Multilateral project EMETT („European Master in  European Teacher Training“). The outcome of the latter project is a joint MA Teacher Training study programme which includes partial studies at  a Partner institution during the mobility term. The format of an Intensive Programme was chosen to pilot the core areas of the newly-designed study programme with a particular focus paid on the national identity of the participants and socio-cultural aspects of the hosting country.   The seminars and workshops of the two-week Teacher Training  Course of the Intensive Programme were delivered by the international team of professors representing all the eight Partner institutions. More about the project at:


    Socrates Lingua 1 project „Open to Every Citizen“ (2004-2007), Agreement No. 117083-CP-1-2004-1-LT-LINGUA-L1, aimed at introducing less-widely spoken languages of the newly accepted EU Member states, Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia, to the citizens of Spain, Italy and the United Kingdom. The Song has been chosen as an inspiring method to communicate the language.  Choirs have become the main tool representing the beauty of each target language while the choir singers have become the teachers of Lithuanian, Latvian, Estonian, English, Italian and Spanish.

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The present and former projects participated in by the Institute of Foreign Languages as a Partner Institution:


    Lifelong Learning programme Erasmus project “EMETT –  European Master for European Teacher Training” (2007-2009), Agreement No. 134348-LLP-1 IT- ERASMUS-ECDSP, coordinated by Cá Foscari University (Italy) in cooperation with the University of Nantes (France), Pädagogische Hochschule of Tirol (Austria), University of Cyprus (Cyprus), University of Aarhus, School of Education (Denmark), Krakow Jagiellonian University (Poland), Eötvös Loránd University (Hungary) and the Institute of Foreign Languages, Vilnius University (Lithuania), aimed at designing the profile of the future targeted teachers, as intercultural and multilingual European professionals, mobile, networking on the European scale, presenting a European dimension of teaching, promoting the comparison of different pedagogies, fostering in-depth knowledge of linguistic-cultural-educational aspects of at least two European countries. The graduates of the MA programme are expected to be professional teachers in two foreign languages, connoiseurs of the cultures of the target countries, reflective practitioners and researchers being able to combine their knowledge and practice in the field of research. Further to it, the graduates of the study programme are expected to be mobile: the minimum period of one semester spent in a partner institution will ensure greater transparency and their diploma compatibility, guaranteeing its mutual recognition while not excluding specific national characteristics. As the curriculum integrates academic study and the practical experience of teaching, mobility of the students is to provide them with opportunities to observe and/or participate in teaching in more than one country. Thus both students and teachers will be engaged in links with partners abroad including visits, exchanges and ICT links.


  Lifelong Learning programme Erasmus project “MIG-KOMM-EU – Multilingual Intercultural Business Language for Europe“ (2009-2011), Agreement No. 504431-LLP-1-2009-1-DE-KA2-KA2MP. The project is coordinated by II K Institute for Intercultural Communication inc. (Ansbach, Berlin, Jena) and aims at developing innovative, easily accessible inclusice langauge learning materials. More about the project at:

Leonardo da Vinci Language Competence project “EIT – E-learning module – English language for Information Technology Specialists“ (2006-2008), Agreement No. LT/06/B/F/LA-171001. English for IT is a free online English language learning portal specially developed by the project partners and IT specialists. More about the project at:

Lifelong Learning programme Erasmus Intensive programme (IP) project “Educational Contributions to Building Cohesion in European Social and Institutional Life” (2008-2010). More about the project at:


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