Head – Assoc. Prof. Dr Ovidiu Ivancu (Acting Head)
Tel. (8 5) 268 7271, (8 5) 268 7272. Universiteto g. 5, LT-01513 Vilnius
The Department of Foreign Language Teaching and Research (Užsienio kalbų didaktikos ir tyrimų katedra, hereinafter UKDTK) unites scholars and language practitioners who combine language teaching with their research focus on innovative interactive learning and teaching methods and their application in the study process. Department scholars conduct research into: foreign language teaching methodology and reflection studies (Dr Liudmila Arcimavičienė, Dr Roma Kriaučiūnienė, Lect Loreta Zavadskienė), cognitive linguistics (Dr Liudmila Arcimavičienė), socio-linguistics (doct. Dalia Pinkevičienė), literary theory, identity studies, culture and values (Dr Ovidiu Ivancu, Dr Roma Kriaučiūnienė), foreign language teaching methodology and reflection studies (Dr Roma Kriaučiūnienė, Lect Loreta Zavadskienė). More than a half of the department members are teaching research-based academic English in other faculties of Vilnius University such as the Faculty of Philosophy (Lect Daiva Janavičienė, Lect Aušra Dapšienė), the Faculty of Mathematics and Informatics (Lect Asta Statkevičienė, Lect Laura Giniūnienė, Lect Vilma Vaskelaitė, Lect Rūta Burbaitė, Lect Diana Gornatkevičienė), the Institute of International Relations and Political Sciences (Dr Ovidiu Ivancu, Dr Liudmila Arcimavičienė, Lect Vitalija Jankauskaitė - Jokūbaitienė), Life Sciences Center (Lect Aušrelė Pranciulienė, Lect Inga Piščikienė, Lect Dalia Pinkevičienė, Lect Ana Jankūnienė), the Faculty of Physics (Lect Daiva Janavičienė, Lect Rūta Sirvydė, Lect Inga Rozgienė), the Faculty of Chemistry and Geo Sciences (Lect Inga Rozgienė, Lect Lina Marčiūlionytė, Lect Daiva Janavičienė), and the Faculty of Medicine (Lect Danguolė Straižytė, Lect Diana Gornatkevičienė, Lect Loreta Zavadskienė).
One of the major goals of this department is to contribute to the research under the theme of Teaching and learning modern languages as a prerequisite for the development of general and subject-specific competences: to explore the possibilities for the development of general and subject-specific competences in the process of teaching and learning modern languages, to combine language research with research into new foreign language teaching methodologies and practices.