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Published on Tuesday, December 08, 2020


The Institute of Foreign Languages (IFL) of Vytautas Magnus University and The Language Teachers’ Association of Lithuania (LKPA) cordially invite you to submit your abstracts for the Sustainable Multilinguism 2021 conference, which will be held in Kaunas, Lithuania (and online) on June 4-5, 2021. This conference will aim 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. 


The Institute of Foreign Languages (IFL) of Vytautas Magnus University and the Language Teachers’ Association of Lithuania (LKPA) cordially invite you to the SUSTAINABLE MULTILINGUALISM conference, which will be held in Kaunas, Lithuania, June 4-5, 2021

Aim and 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:

  • Language policy implementation (regional, national, institutional levels)
  • Language preservation, revitalization, linguistic human rights
  • Less widely spoken & taught languages
  • Minority & regional languages
  • Psycholinguistic perspectives of multilingualism
  • Contemporary Lithuanian language studies
  • Translation and interpreting issues
  • Language education:
    • Virtual language teaching & learning
    • Innovations in classroom language teaching & learning
    • Plurilingual approach to language teaching & learning
    • Language sensitive teaching
    • CLIL
    • Intercultural communication in language teaching & learning
    • Teaching and learning mediation competences


Conference languages: English & Lithuanian

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

Submission guidelines

Requirements for abstracts

All abstracts must contain original work that has not been published, in full, at the time of abstract submission.

Abstracts must be submitted for consideration here by April 1, 2021:

Abstracts must be between 200-250 words, with 5-8 keywords.

Requirements for poster presentations

Poster size is 594 mm x 420 mm (A2 format). The layout is horizontal.

Poster must include the following:

  • Title of the presentation, authors‘ names and surnames, affiliation (in the middle/center of a line). All the titles have to be large enough to be read from 4-5 meters or have ~40-50 font size depending on information quantity;
  • Introduction, methods, contents, conclusions, list of references, graphics and tables have to be legible from 2-3 meters or have be ~20-30 font size depending on information quantity. Tables and charts should be numbered and titles indicated.

Use Times New Roman font and single line spacing for the body text.

Text is read from left to right.

You can use any A2 template found on the Internet.

Requirements for virtual presentations

We invite you to have a real time virtual presentation via Adobe Connect. This way you will have an opportunity to participate in the conference virtually and participate in a brief discussion after the presentations. We will provide you with the link and all instructions in advance.

If you choose to record your presentation, please do it before May 20, 2021.

It should be recorded as a video or a power-point presentation with audio, being the total playing time of about 10-15 minutes. Your 10-15 minutes video presentation may be having you presenting in front of a camera or your voice over the PowerPoint or a combination of any other creative methods of presentation.

Each presentation should include an introduction, objectives, methodology, results and conclusions.

Upload your file in Dropbox ( or Google Drive ( or YouTube ( Create an open file so that anyone can watch your video by visiting the link or that we could download it. Kindly email us ( the website link where your file is uploaded.

Scientific committee

  • Prof. dr. Nemira Mačianskienė, Chair Vytautas Magnus University (VMU), Lithuania
  • Assoc. prof. dr. Vilma Bijeikienė VMU, Lithuania
  • Prof. dr. Mercedes Bernaus Autonomous University of Barcelona, Spain
  • Anne-Marie Barrault-Méthy University of Bordeaux, France
  • Prof. dr. Beatrice Boufoy-Bastick Catholic University of Paris, France
  • Assoc. prof. Servet Çelik Trabzon University, Turkey
  • Prof. dr. Manuel Célio Conceição University of Algarve, Portugal
  • Dr. Aurelija Daukšaitė- Kolpakovienė VMU, Lithuania
  • Gintarė Gelūnaitė-Malinauskienė, PhD candidate VMU, Lithuania
  • Assoc. prof. dr. Stefano Lanza VMU, Lithuania
  • Assoc. prof. dr. Michael Lönz Ruhr-Kolleg Essen, Germany
  • Prof. Manfred Malzahn United Arab Emirates University, UAE
  • Dr. Taylor Smith Sorbonne University, France; VMU
  • Žieda Tamašauskaitė, PhD candidate University of Turku, Finland; VMU, Lithuania
  • Prof. dr. Maria Teresa Zanola Catholic University of the Sacred Heart, Italy
  • Vigilija Žiūraitė, PhD candidate VMU, Lithuania


  • Kaunas, Lithuania (44240)


  • Thursday, April 01, 2021


  • multilingualism, plurlingualism, education, language policy, bilingualism, linguistics, sociolinguistics, language preservation, dialects, regional languages, minority languages


  • Vigilija Žiūraitė
    courriel : vigilija [dot] ziuraite [at] vdu [dot] lt

Information source

  • Vigilija Žiūraitė
    courriel : vigilija [dot] ziuraite [at] vdu [dot] lt


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