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 (PhD student 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.