Conferences, Conferences and more
Saturday, 04 May 2019 08:20


LKPA  FIPLV Internatiobnal Conference in Vilnius

On 7-8 June 2018, an international conference, “Teaching and Learning Languages in the 21st Century: Linguistic, Educational and Cultural Aspects” held jointly by the Institute of Foreign Languages of the Faculty of Philology (Vilnius University), Language Teachers’ Association of Lithuania (LKPA) and Federation Internationalle de Professeurs  des Langues Vivantes (FIPLV) of the Nordic-Baltic Region (NBR), took place in Vilnius. It was a truly international conference at which educationists and researchers from several countries shared their knowledge and experience in over 200 presentations.

Monday, 21 May 2018 15:50


Maxims and generalisations in modern literary prose

This paper aims to single out maxims and generalisations in two modern novels, to define their sense and significance and to identify the author's intellectual stance in the process. These units have been singled out by the functional contextual method.  To the degree in which generalisations and maxims exceeded their co-textual sense, they were assumed to signify the author's rationality, judgment and omniscient or philosophical stance. This study...

Friday, 08 September 2017 05:15

10th Annual International Conference of Languages and Linguistics organised by the Athens Institute for Education and Research (ATINER)

This conference hosted about fifty individual presentations in ten sessions on a variety of topics such as: grammar and register...

Wednesday, 06 September 2017 05:25


Guided work versus papers of students individual choice

Experience in EFL tells that students choose topics for their individual works virtually blindly. When the object of study is literature, understanding is key. On more occasions than one students happen to miss the meaning even of the adviser's words, and literature is more problematic. Although it may sound commonplace, I shall be so bold as to reiterate that literature...

Tuesday, 15 November 2016 16:02


An Old Rule Applied Anew COMPLETE

This paper was written for the Annual International Conference of IATEFL in Harrogate in 2014 but it was presented only as a poster presentation in fragments. This is a complete text of the article which overviews opinions from online discussions and the views of influential authors of today on  the teaching of grammar in EFL. I have found only one problem at the end of my review which was not the question whether grammar should be taught or whether it is necessary but rather how it should be taught. The conclusions are based on my own practice in devising a teaching course on the basis of The Cambridge Grammar of English by Ronald Carter and Michael McCarthy (CUP, 2007) before the textbook, English Grammar Today, by the same authors and their colleagues (CUP, 2011) was published.


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