Department of Research in Languages for Specific Purposes


Head – Assoc. Prof. Dr Simona Kontrimienė

Tel. (8 5) 268 7266, Universiteto g. 5, LT-01513 Vilnius


Department of Research in Languages for Specific Purposes (Dalykinių kalbų tyrimų katedra, hereinafter DKTK) brings together researchers in the fields of English linguistics, applied linguistics and didactics, exploring the following areas: culture and values ​​(Dr Svetozar Poštič), and didactic aspects of learning and teaching (Dr Simona Kontrimienė, Lect. Vilma Asijavičiūtė, Lect. Roma Valiukienė).

The members of the department teach research-based academic English for specific purposes at the following faculties of Vilnius University: the Faculty of Philology (Lect. Rasa Bačiulienė), the Faculty of Philosophy (Dr Svetozar Poštič, Dr Simona Kontrimienė, Lect. Gracija Pleikienė), EVAF (Lect. Vilma Asijavičiūtė, Lect. Rūta Montvilienė, Lect. Diana Snapkauskaitė, Lect. Nora Norvilienė, Lect. Rūta Stalnionytė), the Faculty of Law (Lect. Vilma Asijavičiūtė, Lect. Vaiva Eimulienė, Lect. Ugnė Rutkauskaitė), the Institute of International Relations and Political Sciences (Lect. Roma Valiukienė).

One of the main goals of this department is to conduct research into structural, semantic, phonetic and functional aspects of languages for specific purposes as well as to contribute to the research conducted within the Institute of Foreign Languages under the following themes:

  • Teaching and learning languages for specific purposes
  • Language use of foreign language learners
  • Research into language use in the media
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