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Visit to the United States Embassy in Vilnius

On April 17, 2018 the first-year students of the Faculty of Physics (Physics, Applied Physics, and Computer Science and Modelling) were granted an occasion to join the information session at the United States Embassy in Vilnius to receive a talk on U.S.-Lithuanian Diplomatic relations illustrated by historic photos.

The talk covered the diplomatic history between the two countries and the current status of relations. The students also had the opportunity to ask questions about the life and work of Foreign Service Officers, carrier requirements and language preparation strategies. Following the presentation, the students were able to tour the library of the American Center and get acquainted with the resources available to them.

The students expressed their gratitude to Howard Solomon, Deputy Chief of Mission and Ryan Campbell, Political/Economic Chief, for sharing their knowledge and willingness to explain issues of American politics to the students of Vilnius University.

Visit to the United States Embassy in Vilnius

On April 9, 2018 the second-year students of the French-English program of the Institute of Foreign Languages have been granted an occasion to join the info session at the United States Embassy in Vilnius to receive a talk on U.S.-Lithuanian Diplomatic relations.

The talk covered the diplomatic history between the two countries and the current status of relations. The students also had the opportunity to ask questions about the life and work of Foreign Service Officers, carrier requirements and language preparation strategies. Following the presentation, the students were able to tour the library of the American Center and get acquainted with the resources available to them. 

We wish to express our gratitude to Ryan Campbell, Political/Economic Chief, for sharing his knowledge and willingness to explain issues of American politics.

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News and Views in the USA: Past and Present

On April 6th, 2018 faculty and staff of Vilnius University gathered to hear a presentation entitled "News and Views in the USA: Past and Present" delivered by a Fulbright English Teaching Assistant Joseph Recupero (US) and Vilnius University Faculty of Philology Institute of Foreign Languages lecturer Birute Paloviene. The presentation focused on the history of the news print media in the United States, the changing nature of the industry and the political situation in the United States today. 

The seminar was organized by the Institute of Foreign Languages, Lithuanian Teachers’ Association and “The English Speaking Union Lithuania”.  Attendee were able to hear the perspective of an American citizen on the media industry followed by a question and answer session. It was very well received and highly informative.

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National Public Speaking Competition: “The Best Way to Predict the Future Is to Invent It”

It was for the 21st time that the English-Speaking Union (ESU) Lithuania together with the LCC International University was announcing the National Public Speaking Competition in Lithuania. More than thirty contestants, their teachers and support groups from all over Lithuania took part in the event held in Klaipeda city.

Vilnius University was represented by the lecturer of the Institute of Foreign Languages Birute Paloviene, President of the ESU Lithuania. The jury panel included honorary guests from the Canadian, USA, and British embassies, publishing houses, LCC International University, Vilnius University, board members of the ESU Lithuania and LAKMA association.

The competition is formally endorsed by the Ministry of Education and Science; therefore, the winners were awarded diplomas signed by the Minister of Education. The winner of the national competition will have the honour to take part in the International Public Speaking Competition in May in London and be the ambassador for Lithuania.

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End of the Year Poetry Lab

Throughout the month of December, attempting to counter the declining trend of poetry among young minds, students of the Institute of Foreign Languages taught by the Faculty of Philology at Vilnius University engaged in a Poetry Lab assignment. As part of this assignment, students were tasked with choosing, researching, and presenting a poem from a given selection. The selection ranged from the early work of Walt Whitman and Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, through the classics of Robert Frost and Edgar Allan Poe, onto musical poets such as Stevie Nicks and Nena, continuing to more modern musical poets such as Bright Eyes and the Avett Brothers, and finally concluding with the current poetic styling of Niel Hiborn and Maggie Smith. The collection covered a range of topics including love, loss, war, longing, nature, and many more. The students were extremely successful in their task, bringing to their presentations historical background on both the poem and the poet, their own interpretations of the work, and creative elements to enhance their performances. Through this Poetry Lab, it is the hope that the students of the Institute of Foreign Languages at Vilnius University have discovered a newfound love and appreciation for poetry, and the foreign language of their choice that they will carry with themselves into the future.

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Meeting American Poet Malachi Black

The second year students of the Institute of Foreign Languages have been privileged to meet an acclaimed American poet Malachi Black. On his way to Druskininkai Poetic Fall, Malachi has joined the American Center at the Embassy of the United States of America for a cordial dialogue and moderated interaction with the students.

Malachi Black is the author of Storm Toward Morning (Copper Canyon Press, 2014), a Lannan Literary Selection, a finalist for the Poetry Society of America's Norma Farber First Book Award, and a selection for the Poetry Society of America's New American Poets Series.  Black is also the author two limited-edition chapbooks: Quarantine(Argos Books, 2012) and Echolocation (Float Press, 2010). His poems appear or are forthcoming in the Academy of American PoetsPoem-a-Day series,  AGNIThe American Poetry ReviewBoston ReviewGulf CoastHarvard ReviewThe Iowa ReviewNarrativePloughsharesPoetryPrairie SchoonerThe Southern Review, and Southwest Review, among other journals, and in a number of recent and forthcoming anthologies, including Before the Door of God (Yale UP, 2013); Discoveries: New Writing from The Iowa Review (Iowa Review, 2012); and The Poet’s Quest for God (Eyewear Publishing [U.K.], 2016). 

Black was born in Boston, Massachusetts and raised in Morris County, New Jersey. He holds a B.A. from New York University, an M.F.A. from the University of Texas at Austin's Michener Center for Writers, and a Ph.D. in Literature with Creative Writing emphasis from the University of Utah. A 2017 Rome Prize nominee, Black is Assistant Professor of English and Creative Writing at the University of San Diego and lives in California.

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Linguistic, Educational and Intercultural Research 2017 (LEIC Research 2017)

Invitation to

7th INTERNATIONAL SCIENTIFIC CONFERENCE

Linguistic, Educational and Intercultural Research 2017 (LEIC Research 2017)

12 – 13 October, 2017

Vilnius, Lithuania

Conference organizers:

Institute of Foreign Languages of Vilnius University (Lithuania) and

Department of Philology, Literature and Linguistics of the University of Cagliari (Italy)

Conference webpage:

http://www.conference.uki.vu.lt/

Registration:

http://www.conference.uki.vu.lt/registration-form/

 

Media Linguistics in Lithuania and in the World

On 2-6 July, 2017 representatives of Vilnius University (Director of the Institute of Foreign Languages ​​of Vilnius University, Prof. Dr. Roma Kriaučiūnienė, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Anastasia Belovodskaja and Assoc. Prof. Dr. Viktorija Makarova) together with a colleague from Kaunas University of Technology (Prof. Dr. Vilmante Liubiniene) participated in the 2nd international scientific conference "Language in the Coordinates of the Mass Media", bringing together more than 250 representatives from 15 countries (Great Britain, Italy, China, India, Slovakia, Lithuania, Bulgaria, Poland, Belarus, Russia, Ukraine, Germany, etc.). During the conference Lithuanian scientists presented their achievements in such a fast-growing field of research as new media linguistics and established relationships with other participants of the conference. An important event of the conference was the presentation of a new MA study programme "Media Linguistics". This programme was prepared by a group of the researchers of the Institute of Foreign Languages of Vilnius University, led by Prof. Dr. Danutė Balšaitytė. The idea of Master's programme "Media Linguistics" was promoted and its development was strongly supported by Media Linguistic Commission of the International Slavists Committee under the auspices of UNESCO

In order to ensure and maintain further cooperation among researchers of media linguistics, representatives of the Institute of Foreign Languages of Vilnius University together with Media Linguistic Commission and Field Committee of Linguistics of Discourse on 12-13 October 2017 organizes international round-table discussions on media linguistics ("Media Linguistics: Educational Paradigms", "The Main Tasks of Modern Media Education"; "Discourse Analysis and Other Qualitative and Quantitative Methods of Media Studies: how research methods narrow or widen our vision of the field and object of media studies?”) that will take place within the framework of the 7th international conference "Linguistic, Educational and Intercultural research (LEIC Research 2017)". The conference is organized by the Institute of Foreign Languages ​​of Vilnius university and the Faculty of Philology, Literature and Linguistics at the University of Cagliari (Italy).

 

Conference website:

http://www.conference.uki.vu.lt

Registration by 31 July 2017:

http://www.conference.uki.vu.lt/registration-form/

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