Studentų St. 39, room 212
Tel.: +370 5 279 0345
Head of the Department
The department was established in 1946. It currently has 36 Undergraduate and 8 Master students. The department offers Undergraduate and Master French Philology programmes. The undergraduate programme is 240 ECTS credits and lasts for 4 years. The Master’s programme is 120 ECTS credits and lasts for 2 years.
The department maintains close relationships with the French Embassy in Lithuania and the University of Limoges in France. Professor of the University of Limoges Dr. Habil. J. P. Levet, Doctor Honoris Causa of Vilnius Pedagogical University, has supervised our PhD student's dissertation and gives advice to our MA students. We have also established links with IUFM in France and the Erfurt University of Pedagogy in Germany.
Taught Undergraduate Subjects
Contemporary French Language, Phonetics, Phonetics and Phonology, Grammar, Grammar and its Theory, Introduction to Linguistics, Country Studies, Literature, Lexicology, Comparative Linguistics, Translation Basics, Language History, Subject Didactics, Subject Pedagogical Practice, Thesis.
All subjects are taught in French, except Introduction to Linguistics which is taught in Lithuanian.
Taught Master Subjects
Language Philosophy, Professional Languages, Contemporary English/German Language, Socio-linguistics, Psycho-linguistics, Pragmatics, Semantics, Cognitive Linguistics, Foreign Language Didactics, Science Language, Corpus Linguistics, Generative Grammar, Discourse Linguistics, Pedagogical Research Practice, Thesis.
These subjects are taught in French: Professional Languages, Pragmatics, Semantics, Science Language, Generative Grammar.
Main Research Interests
The explicit and implicit characteristics of French and Lithuanian languages
Research team: Assoc. Prof. Dr. R. Matonienė, Assoc. Prof. Dr. D. Mickūnaitytė, Lect. L. Česnulevičienė, Lect. V. Žvirinska, Assist. Lect. K. Banuševičienė.
The researchers investigated the structures of French and Lithuanian languages. The team published articles in Lithuanian and foreign scientific publications, prepared educational books for higher education students.
The development of curriculum, methods, forms and means for French language teaching in secondary schools and universities
Research team: Assoc. Prof. Dr. R. Matonienė, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Z. Tarvydienė, Lect. L. Česnulevičienė
The team has investigated the teaching and learning od French language in secondary schools and universities. The researchers have prepared educational books for students studying French Philology in universities and secondary school pupils studying French language; published scientific and methodical articles.
Our staff publish their papers in the University of Limoges journal Feuille de Philologie comparée Lituanienne et Française, local journals and collections of scientific papers, such as Kalbotyra (Linguistics), Kalba ir kontekstai (Language and Contexts), Žmogus ir žodis (Man and the Word) as well as other publications featured in international databases approved by the Research Council of Lithuania.
Scientific research and didactic activities
The Department is involved in the development of scientific research on the topics of Explicit and implicit characteristics of the French and Lithuanian languages and The improvement of content, methods, forms and materials for teaching French in secondary and higher education.
The BA programme in French Philology takes four years to complete, and the MA programme lasts for two years.