Innovation in Language Learning

Edition 12

Scientific Committee

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Olga Medvedeva

Institution: Institute of Foreign Languages, Vilnius University

Country: Lithuania

Olga Medvedeva is a lecturer of Legal English of the Faculty of Philology (Institute of Foreign Languages) at Vilnius University. She studied philology and foreign languages at Moscow State Linguistic University , where she obtained a PhD in linguistics. She has worked in adult, vocational and tertiary education (Vilnius Pedagogical University, Mykolas Romeris University, Vilniaus Kolegija – University of Applied Sciences).

From 2000 to 2016 she was the International Project Director at the Public Service Language Centre (Lithuania), where she gained extensive experience in professional networking, teacher training and material development, including ICT based learning programs, textbooks and language courses for specific purposes. She was involved in coordinating and implementing numerous European projects focusing on the area of language learning, teacher training, culture and research. In this position, Olga Medvedeva set up and coordinated partnerships with a wide range of institutions - public authorities, universities, colleges and schools, professional training centres – both in Lithuania and throughout Europe. Her present interests include applied linguistics, ESP, semantics, intercultural communication and didactics. At present Olga Medvedeva is a Board member of the Lithuanian Association of Language Teachers (http://www.lkpa.uki.vu.lt/). She has experience in organising international conferences and other professional development events.

Area of Expertise: Higher education, languages for specific purposes, applied linguistics, adult education, language teacher training, and language learning material design.

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