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Sustainable Multilingualism: Research, Studies, Culture

2nd International Scientific Conference
"Sustainable Multilingualism: Research, Studies, Culture".
27-28 September, 2013
Kaunas, Lithuania
Hosting institution:
Institute of Foreign Languages,
Vytautas Magnus University.

The aim of the conference is to assemble international researchers, experts, language teaching professionals, and other stakeholders to share research insights and discuss multilingualism viewed from perspectives of various fields: language policy, language didactics, learning and acquisition, foreign language teaching, linguistics, literature, culture, education science, history, philosophy, psychology, translation, business, and other fields and branches of sciences.

The conference discussions will proceed in four stages:
ROUND TABLE DISCUSSION: Issues in developing plurilingual citizen for multilingual world
Conference participants are invited to initiate Language Forums on specific issues of language teaching/learning, sharing their experience in the language they teach (e.g. Spanish Language Forum).

Requirements for presentations:
In a parallel session, the total presentation time should be about 20 minutes (including 5 minutes for discussion).
For poster presentations, we suggest 2 x A3 pages or a single A2 page for your presentation layout.
If you are unable to give your talk in person, you can make a virtual presentation by creating a self-running slide show that includes a written commentary or a voice narration. The deadline for submitting virtual presentations is September 22.

Conference topics (not limited to):
Language Policy, Implementing the EU Strategy “Europe 2020”
Language Didactics in Multilingual Environment
Linguistics and Multilingualism
Cultural Challenges
Challenges for Identity
Literature and Multilingualism
Issues in Translation in Multilingual Environment
Multilingualism for Business and in Business
Multilingualism and Educational Mobility
Non-formal and informal development of plurilingual competence
ICT in Language Education
Content and Language Integrated Learning
Languages for Specific Purposes

Call for papers:
10 June 2013 – registration and abstract submission
20 June 2013 – notification of acceptance
15 July – submission of selected articles

Participant fee: (conference material, reviewed publication of selected articles; coffee-breaks)
before 27 AUGUST 2013 –90 €
after 27 AUGUST 2013 –110 €
Student fee before 27 AUGUST 2013 – 45 €
Student fee after 27 AUGUST 2013 – 55 €
Fee for virtual presentation (without attending the conference in person) – 60 €
Fee for attending the conference without presentation – 30 €

Participant fee should be transferred to VMU account:
ACCOUNT NUMBER: LT04 7044 0600 0284 8625

PURPOSE OF PAYMENT: Conference fee for the Institute of Foreign Languages

ISBN publication of conference programme/ abstracts.
ISBN on-line reviewed publication of selected articles.
Selected articles will be published in the refereed journal “DARNIOJI DAUGIAKALBYSTĖ/ SUSTAINABLE MULTILINGUALISM”. Print copy: ISSN 2335-2019, Online copy: ISSN 2335-2027, Journal website:

Institute of Foreign Languages,
Kaunas, Lithuania
Phone: (8 37) 327 845
Fax: (8 37) 327 845
Conference is partly sponsored by the Research Council of Lithuania.