Department of Romance Philology


Universiteto g. 5, LT-01513 Vilnius. Tel. (8 5) 268 7232

Head of the Department – Prof. Dr Vytautas Bikulčius (

Administrator – Sigita Mažukėlytė ()


It is worth studying because French is the official language of the EU! The study programme is sponsored by the French institutions in Lithuania. You will have an opportunity to get familiar with French history, culture and literature, to learn more foreign languages. One more novelty that we offer is studies for those who did not learn the language at school! For “beginners” we offer methods of active learning, intensive work and the enthusiasm of young and energetic lecturers.

First level studies that last five years that will not only lead to a diploma in philology but will also enable you to continue studying literature, linguistics or any other programme at MA level. Particularly skilful students can choose Translation study programme (of course, if their knowledge and skills meet international requirements set for a translator/interpreter‘s work).

Many of our graduates work as translators/interpreters in various institutions and the European Union (Brussels, Luxembourg, Strasbourg) as well as Lithuanian government. A number of our students have held a position in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs; Almost half of the staff in the French Embassy in Lithuania were also students at out department.

People who got their education at our department also work as teachers in secondary schools and gymnasia or lecturers in higher education institutions. The majority of lecturers at the Department of French Philology are graduates of Vilnius University who chose to study French and later decided to join the Department and who devote to teaching a variety of disciplines (both theoretical and practical) related to French civilisation, culture, literature, history, geography, linguistics and, certainly, with the French language itself, i.e. its phonetics, grammar, syntax, lexical and stylistic peculiarities. The Department also has lecturers who are native French speakers and who teach conversational French.

You will be able to apply and also improve your knowledge of French during teaching or translation practice and also in our theatre that was established in 1998. In addition, by taking advantage of different programmes you will be able to travel abroad to study in other European higher institutions (for a year or half of a year) where you will also have a chance to improve the knowledge and skills of French and also investigate other disciplines in the field of philology.

Great support to our students is the ability for them to use a great amount of resources available in the French Culture Centre that is just a few steps away from the University. The sources are indeed valuable and they range from books to audio and records, internet, etc. Moreover, the French Cultural Centre also arranges a wide spectrum of events that deal with contemporary French art, literature, movies, etc. Therefore school graduates choosing our Department have all opportunities to become excellent specialists of French, if, of course, they do not forget that the only key to successful career is serious, diligent ant consistent work.



 Research interestsContacts 
Dr Vytautas Bikulcius Theory of Novel, Philosophical Novel, Narratology, French Literature
Dr Genovaitė Dručkutė Comparative Studies of French Literature, Culture Studies, Gender Studies, Translation
Dr. Diego Ardoino Italian Dialectology, Linguistics, History of Language, Historical Grammar
Dr Dainius Būrė Ancient Italian Literature, Romance Languages
Dr Novella Di Nunzio Italian Literature, Theory of Novel, Narratology, History of Italian Literature, Cinema and Theatre
Dr Gustaw Juzala  
Dr Miguel Karl Villanueva Svensson Indo-European Linguistics and Culture, Spanish Linguistics.
Dr Aušra Gataveckaitė Modern Italian Literature, Italian language history, Methods of Teaching Italian as a Foreign Language
Dr Eglė Kačkutė Contemporary French and Francophone Women’s Writing, Comparative Women’s Writing, Motherhood Studies, Migration Studies, Feminist Theory
Dokt. Vitalija Kazlauskienė Pedagogics, Andragogy, Methods of Teaching French as a Foreign Language
Dr. Aistė Kučinskienė Language Teaching, Translation, Lithuanian Literature (19th and 20th century)
Dokt. Dovilė Kuzminskaitė Latin America Literature
Dr.Jogilė Teresa Ramonaitė    
Dr María Sebastià-Sáez  
Dr Miroslaw Stasilo    

Dr Marta Plaza Velasco

Literary History, Literary criticism, Educology, Gender Studies
Dr Vita Valiukienė Linguadidactics, Corpus linguistics
Dr Laura Vilkaitė Second Language Acquisition, Psicholinguistics
Povilas Birbilas  French Literature (19th century), Poetry and Teological Aesthetics, Dandyism in Literature, Esoterism of Melancholy  
Paola Fertoli  
Juan Luis Fernandez Gallo    
Carlos Garcia Fernandez  
Anne-Sophie Kersaho  
Ieva Kirilauskaitė    
Dr Jūratė Navakauskienė Semantics, Text Grammar, Language Typology, Comparative Stylistics, French Literature, Translation Theory
Lina Perkauskytė Text Linguistics, Sociolinguistics  
Daiva Repeikaitė-Jarmalavičienė Linguadidactics
Diana Sroda French language history, French Phonetics, Modern French  
Inga Šerniuvienė Methods of Teaching French as a Foreign Language
Estera Zingerytė French Phonetics
Sigita Mažukėlytė  
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