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The 7th International Conference SUSTAINABLE MULTILINGUALISM 2023

June 9-10, 2023

The Institute of Foreign Languages of Vytautas Magnus University and the Language Teachers’ Association of Lithuania cordially invite you to the SUSTAINABLE MULTILINGUALISM conference, which will be held in Kaunas, Lithuania.

AIM & THEMES OF THE CONFERENCE

The conference aims to provide a common platform for researchers, language policy makers, language teachers, students, and anyone interested in discussing and sharing their expertise in the key issues of multilingualism, including but not limited to:

Multiligualism in society

o Language policy implementation (regional, national, institutional levels)

o Language preservation, revitalization, and revival

o Linguistic human rights

o Language and identity

o Bilingualism and heritage language development

o Intercultural and globalization issues related to multilingualism

o Psycholinguistics and sociolinguistics of multilingualism

Language education in multilingual and multicultural settings

o Multiple language acquisition (L3, L4, L5, Lx)

o Plurilingual approaches to language teaching & learning

o Linguistically sensitive teaching

o Technology-based, virtual, (online, distant, blended) language teaching & learning

o Teaching and learning mediation competences

o Content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL)

o Issues in assessment of plurilingual competences

o Language teacher professional competence development

Multilingualism in (PROFEssional) practice

o Multilingual issues in translation and interpreting

o Multilingual issues in literature

o Multilingualism in corporate and other public discourses

Contemporary Lithuanian language studies



LANGUAGES

Conference languages: English & Lithuanian

Presentation session languages: English, French, German, Italian, Latvian, Lithuanian, Spanish, Ukrainian

IMPORTANT DATES

Registration & abstract submission by March 1

Notification of acceptance within 2 weeks, by March 15

CONFERENCES FEES

General payment: 100 Eur

Early bird payment by April 1: 85 Eur

For participants without presentation and co-authors: 35 Eur

50 % discount granted for LKPA members (become a member)

75 % discount granted for VMU alumni

Fee waived for VMU staff and students

Participation fee shall be transferred to Vytautas Magnus University account:

BANK NAME: AB SEB bank, SWIFT Code: CBVILT2X

ACCOUNT NUMBER: LT04 7044 0600 0284 8625

PURPOSE OF PAYMENT: SM2023 Conference fee

SUBMISSION

· Abstract Guidelines.

· Requirements for virtual & poster presentations.

· Accepted abstracts will be published in the online conference Book of Abstracts with ISBN.

· A full article may be submitted to the journal SUSTAINABLE MULTILINGUALISM, which is indexed in Scopus. Manuscripts are accepted all year round.

· Registration