Faculty

 

The teaching staff involves high-level academics with professional experience in the research of the modern European multilingualism. All program instructors have international teaching experience, actively participate in staff mobility programs; besides English, they speak on average two or three other foreign languages.

 

Vytautas Magnus University (Kaunas, Lithuania)

Vilma Bijeikienė

Ph.D., Associate Professor

Research areas: TEFL methodology, ESP, ICP in language learning and teaching, political and forensic linguistics, discourse analysis, sociolinguistics, cognitive linguistics.

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Tomasz Blaszczak

Ph.D., Lecturer

Research areas: national minorities in the Baltic Counties, Lithuanian-Belarusian relations.

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Ineta Dabašinskienė

Ineta Dabašinskienė

Ph.D., Professor

Research areas: Socio- and psycholinguistics, language use and variation, multilingualism and language policy

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Giedrius Janauskas

Ph.D., Associate Professor

Research areas: Baltic region studies, public diplomacy during the Cold War period

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Irena Ragaišienė

Ph.D., Associate Professor

Research areas: Cross-cultural communication studies, literary and cultural studies, literary translation studies

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Audronė Raškauskienė

Ph.D., Associate Professor

Research areas: Cross Cultural communication,English academic writing, autobiographical writing; translation; literary and cultural studies

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Jūratė Ruzaitė

Ph.D., Professor

Research areas: multimodal discourse analysis, discourse analysis (esp. academic discourse), vague language (its usage in different discourses and different languages), food discourse, corpus linguistics, language development, child language, language/speech impairments.

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Aurelija Tamošiūnaitė

AurelijaTamošiūnaitė

Ph.D., Lecturer

Research areas: Historical and contemporary sociolinguistics, standard language histories, language ideologies, heritage language research

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Linas Venclauskas

Ph.D., Lecturer

Research areas: Holocaust in Lithuania; ethnic identity in Lithuania; minority studies

 

Johannes Gutenberg University (Mainz, Germany)

Regine Hausser

Ph.D. candidate, Lecturer

Research areas: Sociolinguistics, minority languages (with the focus on Scandinavian languages), systemic functional grammar analysis  

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Victoria Hillestad

Norwegian teacher

Tuija Kapanen

MA, Finnish teacher

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Marie-Christine Klös

MA, Swedish teacher

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Britta London

Ph.D. candidate, Lecturer

Research areas: Relation between the audience's expectations and the author's intentions, critical discourse analysis, systemic functional grammar analysis, gricean pragmatics, politeness theory of Brown & Levinson

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Ieva Ambrasaite Ngahan

MA, Lithuanian teacher

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Anneli Sarhimaa

Ph.D., Professor

Research areas: Empirical and contact linguistics, areal linguistics and sociolinguistics (focus on the Circum-Baltic area), European, Nordic and Baltic language policies

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Christoph Ungerer

Ph.D., Lecturer

Research areas: Theory of pragmatics and its implications in the semantics, especially regarding translations

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Sarmite Trupa

Ph.D., Lecturer

Research areas: Systemic functional grammar analysis, minority languages, sociolinguistics with the focus on the Baltic States

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Stockholm University (Sweden)
    

Jenny Larsson

Ph.D., Associate Professor

Research areas: History of the Baltic languages, early Baltic religion; comparative linguistics, language contact around the Baltic Sea

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Pēteris Vanags

Ph.D., Professor

Research areas: Baltic philology, historical linguistics and sociolinguistics, language contact in the Baltic region

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Lilita Zalkalns

Ph.D. candidate, Lecturer

Research areas: Cold War history, functional grammar, language learning

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University of Tartu (Estonia)

Madis Arukask

Ph.D., Associate Professor

Research areas: Cross- cultural studies, traditional genres of Finnic people

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Katrin Jänese

Estonian as a foreign language teacher

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Birute Klaas-Lang

Ph.D., Professor

Research areas: Language typology, syntax, language planning, Estonian as a foreign language teaching

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Heli Noor

Estonian as a foreign language teacher

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Piret Toomet

Teacher of Estonian language and culture

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Former SoMu teachers

Laura Čubajevaitė

Ph.D., Lecturer

Research areas: Lithuanian as a foreign language teaching, language and identity, multilingualism

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