Vytautas Magnus University Kaunas

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Vytautas Magnus University Kaunas

Ranked among the TOP 700 universties in the world (QS World University Rankings) and following in the tradition of its 90-year-old progenitor University of Lithuania, Vytautas Magnus University is the only higher education institution in the country and one of the few in the region where a wide liberal arts education is imparted. That means the students can change and organize their schedule freely, minor in one field and major in another, travel abroad on international exchange and get ready for those trips by taking some of the available 26 foreign language courses which never interfere with the specialty subjects. As a reflection of global academic trends, more and more lectures are taught in English, many of them by professors from abroad. Located at the heart of the city, VMU is deeply ingrained in the culture of Kaunas, as the city enjoys the university’s Jazz Connections Festival, performances by the VMU Music Academy’s lecturers, students and Alumni, the first professional university theatre in Lithuania, etc.  Read more …

The Institute of Foreign Languages

The prevailing attitude at Vytautas Magnus University is that good knowledge of several foreign languages is an indispensable part of modern university education. The University houses the academic Institute of Foreign Languages offering the widest range of foreign languages in Lithuania.

An exceptional feature of VMU and a value consistant with the spirit of artes liberales is a possibility for students of all faculties to select as many languages as they wish from a list of 26 modern and classical languages: English, Arabic, Chinese, Korean, Japanese, Turkish, German, French, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Estonian, Latvian, Norwegian, Danish, Russian, Polish, Serbian, Latin, Modern Greek, Old and New Testament Greek, Hebrew, Lithuanian Sign language and Lithuanian for foreigners. Concerning the later course, please contact j.pilypaityte@hmf.vdu.lt. On demand, we also teach the old Icelandic language. This way students of VMU enrich their education with the multilingual competence – a unique, individually formed constellation of two-three-four or more languages – gaining a competitive advantage in the global labour market.  Read more …

Team Members

  • Assoc. prof. Vilma Bijeikienė

  • Project Coordinator Kaunas

Vilma Bijeikienė is Deputy director of the Institute  of Foreign Languages. Her research interests are TEFL methodology, ESP, ICT in language learning and teaching, political and forensic linguistics, discourse analysis, sociolinguistics, pragmatics, and teaching Lithuanian as a foreign language.

  • Jurgita Cvilikaitė, Jūratė Andriuškevičienė, Jurgita Šerniūtė

  • Topic Sheet Authors (Lithuanian)

Jurgita Cvilikaitė is an English language teacher at the the Institute of Foreign Languages. Her research interests are TEFL methodology, ICT in Language Teaching, Lexical Semantics, Translation, Corpus Linguistics, and teaching Lithuanian as a foreign language.

Jūratė Andriuškevičienė is a German language teacher at the Institute of Foreign Languages. Her research interests are  ICT in language learning and teaching, teaching German as a foreign language, languages teaching methodology, language competence assessment, and teaching Lithuanian as a foreign language.

Jurgita Šerniūtė is Chief administrator of the Institute of Foreign Languages. Her research interests are teaching Lithuanian as a foreign language, didactics and methodology, and the management of study quality.