The international conference “Teaching and Learning Languages in the 21st Century: Linguistic, Educational and Cultural Aspects” – the Biggest Discussion of Language Educators and Researchers in Lithuania
On 7-8 June 2018 the international conference “Teaching and Learning Languages in the 21st Century: Linguistic, Educational and Cultural Aspects” organized jointly by the Institute of Foreign Languages of the Faculty of Philology (Vilnius University), Language Teachers‘ Association of Lithuania (LKPA) and the FIPLV Nordic-Baltic Region (NBR) took place in Vilnius. The event gathered about 150 participants from more than 20 countries. The aims of the conference were to bring language policymakers, teaching professionals and researchers together for discussions about the mission of teaching in the 21st century, the meaning of teaching quality, efficiency and effectiveness, as well as analyse the aims, needs and perspectives of teaching /learning languages in multicultural environment that could consequently enhance the promotion of democratic citizenship, social cohesion, and intercultural dialogue. The international scientific event was a venue to exchange information and knowledge, share best practices and experiences across national boundaries on teacher training and the enhancement of the development of teachers’ competences that would serve to acquire a better understanding of teaching the New Generation of students. The discussion focused not only about the international practice but also about Lithuania where Lithuanian researchers had opportunities to introduce themselves, share best practices and establish new connections with practitioners and scientists in the field from other countries.
Hayford A. Anyidoho, from Hamburg, Germany, presented a paper titled :DIGITAL IM EINKLANG MIT ANALOG INTERKULTURELLER DaF-UNTERRICHT IN HETEROGENEN GRUPPEN.
The paper outlines the use of the combination of digital and traditional teaching methods in an intercultural and heteregeneous setting.