More professional, experienced and passionate than ever members of entire ESN Lithuania have met this weekend already for the 21st time. Event was organized by ESN Vilnius University from 26th to 28th of September and invited for already (3!) days NP hosted in Vilnius City Municipality. Event was opened by the council of presidents in the afternoon of Friday. Beginning of the implementation of Erasmus in Schools was announced and future long term strategy of ESN Lithuania was discussed within representatives from 13 HEIs of Lithuania.

Following day nearly 100 participants from 13 sections as well as 1 candidate ESN VDK were sharing their best practices of the recent half of the year. Updates of international events as CNR Porto 2014, BEST4 (together with international guest from ESN Switzerland), IT Summer Training were given and most important ongoing projects of the network were presented as Mov’in Europe, HANUL and ESN TEAM hoping to involve many more Lithuanian ESNers. 

Sunday invited sections to express their opinions while voting for the suggested changes. Starting from this weekend one place per national committee will be always ensured in the NP. Along with already established PuRe Committee it was decided to start working on structuring totally new Grants Committee. Moreover decision for the upcoming CND Vilnius 2014 was already made to delegate Karolis Kriuka (ESN VMU) as National Delegate and Gintė Skersytė (ESN SMK) as vice-National Delegate of the country. Ramūnas Adamonis (ESN VGTU) was approved as National Coordinator for Multilingual Lithuania.


Some more minutes were dedicated to the National Board which ends its term on the 1st of October. After goodbye speeches National Representative Simona Patašiūtė, Communication Manager Sandra Baltkojytė and Partnership Manager Simas Ivanauskas have finished their already 2-3 years long lasting work within ESN Lithuania. 

All the weekend was dedicated to 25th ESN Anniversary and contained lots of activities for upcoming social media campaigns. Participants for once more were encouraged to join the ThunderClap action, participate in activities, organized by PuRe Committee. Results coming on Octeber 16th, the 25th birthday of Erasmus Student Network.

OC: ESN Vilnius University

CT: Head - Julius Zaburas (ESN LT Alumni), Darija Kupstaitė (ESN Vilnius University)

Next NP: by ESN KTU, hosted in Panevėžys

Photo report here (by Evelina Kurtinaitytė, ESN VMU / ESN PuReCom / ESN ComCom) & here.

Specialized educational fair of foreign education "Days of International Education" held in Lithuania since 2005. Over the years the exhibition has become widely regarded as one of the most popular activities among school children and adults, managers and leading specialists from various companies and organizations, including secondary schools and universities. Visitors of the exhibition have a unique opportunity to meet face-to-face with the world-renowned representatives of high schools and colleges, universities and language centers and choose a suitable training programme in Switzerland, Great Britain, the Netherlands and other countries of the world: language camps, foreign language courses, secondary, vocational and higher education. Main objective of the exhibition is to guide you to success in today's global world through quality education and knowledge of foreign languages. Admission to the exhibition is free. 


>> Facebook event: HERE <<

Date: 2014 09 25

Opening hours: 11.00 - 19.00

Venue: Radisson Blue Hotel Lietuva, Konstitucijos 20, Vilnius

More information about the fair:

Organizer: Baltic Council for International Education

This year ESN Lithuania had an amazing SocialErasmus week. 10 sections representing all 4 ESN cities of Lithuania have joined the initiative. Even 15 activities were organized.

The first day was started with our second National event „Give a smile for children“. The idea was to collect white coins from Erasmus students (all March) and then buy something nice for children. We decided to visit children in different cities. So we did by we viting Pamūšio child care homes, Old Town Children Day Center, Children day care center,  „Vaikų ir Paauglių Socialinis Centras“. All those meetings during this day ware awesome. Students were happy and proved us, that they would love to come back. 


During next days we had events like visit in Lithuanian educational centre, two Erasmus fairytales in school, small things can make you happy – we were giving people sweets with words like „Smile, it‘s simple“, two visits in pet shelter, what makes you happy, two free hugs activities, change a cigarete – don‘t smoke better eat a chocolade, Erasmus forest – it‘s nice to plant trees by ourselves, visit in the horse farm, action "Have a Nice Day". SocialErasmus week was finished with the video „I love you, Mom“ from ESN VMU. Erasmus students said in their language „I love you, Mom“.

SocialErasmus in Kaunas   

All those activities showed us that together we are power. SocialErasmus week was full of positive mood, smiles and lots of love and hugs. Thanks for all, who has participated in this week and just keep being social.

Written by National SocialErasmus Coordinator Ona Bumbulytė

Erasmus in Schools(EiS) is the flagship project 2013 of ESN and is the main activity within the education pillar of SocialErasmus. The project aims to promote mobility at an early age. 

Our ESN VGTU section organise visits to schools so that our exchange students would be able to do various activities. It usually includes few parts: country and culture presentation, traditional music and dances, ESN and mentors programme presentation, international possibilities and university presentation, trivia challenge game and open discussion time.

This year, we have visited 5 schools: Pabradė Rytas gymnasium, Alytus Putinai gymnasium, Rokiskis Obeliu gymnasium, Vilniaus Mykalojaus Daukšos high school and Juodšilių Šilo gymnasium. We have met about 150 pupils from all of Lithuania and about 40 Erasmus students got the possibility to participate in this project while visiting schools of Lithuania. 

On the 11th of April, we had final EiS event in VGTU. We have invited about 70 pupils to visit the university. Our special programme was not only about Erasmus students but also about study possibilities. During this event, pupils got an opportunity to participate in Admission and Information centre’s acitivities, visit laboratories and meet our section’s ESNers during workshops. 

Participants about Erasmus in Schools:

“Erasmus in Schools project by ESN VGTU was one of the best. It is related with children and they are really important to me. They are the purest part of the world. And if I can create smiles on their faces, personally, it is one of the most meaningful things for me. When we met them for the first time, they looked at us, but then humbly looked away. They showed interest in us but at the same time, they were a bit shy. I have played lots of important matches as a goalkeeper and I had lots of practice with public speaking which, to be honest, I am not so excited about. But I was really enthusiastic in front of the pupils. I was proud to introduce my country to all amazing school children. We spent good time together. I tried to say some Lithuanian words to make them smile. There was a quiz part for them in our programme. They tried to find answers .Seeing their effort to find correct answer and also seeing their happiness when they have found the correct answer was spectacular .” – Ramazan Esen from Turkey.           

“It was an amazing project for all of our students. I think it was a great opportunity to meet new people, to become more tolerant and more open minded. Erasmus students from your university made a good impression to all pupils because they were really friendly and wanted to communicate, and to know more about education system in Lithuania. Thank you ESN VGTU for this wonderful event it was really special for all of us!” – teacher.

What was the best moment of EiS project?

“I really enjoyed Turkish dances and music. There are cultural differences between people but they can still communicate and be friends, it’s really cute.”

“The best moment was when I met students from Taiwan and we have even shared our Facebook contacts so we could communicate after this project.”

“It was really interesting to meet people from all over the world. They are so friendly and polite. Also, I really liked Lithuanian students from ESN VGTU. I think they are doing great job for taking care of all exchange students.”

“I think it was very important for me because I am planning to choose studies in VGTU. So all of the excursions in laboratories were very interesting. Also it was nice to meet all these people from other countries.”

“I don’t know... I like to meet new people all the time. Also, it was nice to improve my English knowledge. I met really friendly people from ESN and I am planning to join this organization when I will be in a university.”

You can see more photos HERE

by Erika Jankevičiūtė, ESN VGTU

ESN Lithuania is growing bigger. New and already 12th family member – ESN LEU was approved on 18th National Platform which took place in Kaunas on March 15-16th. One more young and enthusiastic team, motivated for everything whatever they would be doing, which has joined ESN force of the capital Vilnius. So let’s have a look how ESN LEU section worked as a section candidate and what perspectives and projects they have for the future. 

 HelloOo ESN LEU! So how does it feel to be finally officially approved as a part of the family? 

Hello! We feel great! Some of us cannot still believe that we did it! Our big journey started last September when we became a section candidate. Half of the year we had been working very hard proving that we WANT and we CAN to be a part of ESN LT family. During this period we tried to become a strong family in our section so that we could be a part of something bigger. When we finally did it we got such a relief but not for long because big works are waiting for us  and we are waiting for them too but in a firmer, prouder and in a more confident way. We are ready to accept new challenges and to share our experience and ideas with others!

Let’s start from the beginning. Before joining ESN, did you have any clubs or committees at your university which was working with exchange students? If yes, what has changed after joining ESN?

Yes, every semester we had a few mentors who helped exchange students. Unfortunately, the aim of volunteering was just to communicate with Erasmus students and help them if necessary. It wasn’t event oriented club. Before ESN LEU we haven’t had a strong team which is probably the main difference now. Frankly talking, there weren’t any team members, who would plan exchange students’ leisure, assist in students’ welfare and organize events presentations. But when we got approved, we used to organize various social events and parties, got involved into different events organized by/with other university section. Even though our section is pretty small we focus on team building and expanding ESN LEU by inviting other students to join us and work together. 

How did you get to know about ESN? And how came the idea to join ESN Lithuania? 

In the previous summer (2013) some of the mentors and students came back home after their Erasmus fond of various emotions and experiences of ESN activity. Students usually get to know about ESN activity once they go on Erasmus and so did we. We had such a big thirst for our own ESN so we could hardly contain our excitement to create it. During our first appointments we thought of creating an official ESN team which would not only help the Erasmus students but would organize social events and cooperate with other sections. 

Your buddy section was ESN MRU Vilnius. How did you communicate and was it helpful?

It was a big pleasure that ESN MRU Vilnius asked us to be our buddy section. The first meeting was in ESN LEU team building day. After this, we were communicating all the time, they answered to all our questions which we had. It was a really good buddy section and even now then we are officially approved in ESN LT, we hope that we will continue our friendship.

How could you describe your section in three sentences?

ESN LEU: L - Lovely buddies. E - Enthusiastic. Always try to accept every challenge. U - United team. We try to help each other as much as possible.

Do you have any interesting and unique projects that other sections don’t do and is it successful?

Even though we are a young section we have some traditional events from previous years. But since we are officially accepted as an ESN section we are going to include many more interesting events which would be interesting and would involve our Erasmus students into our activity. One of our traditions is Tea party on Sundays when we bake pies or cookies and taste them with a cup of tea. Of course while pastries are baking we don’t waste our time and entertain our students by playing various games such as “brain battle”. Also, during the orientation week we organized the orientation game around the capital and called it “Erasmus meets city”. This is a very useful acquaintance with the city where they are going to spend their semester. Of course, we think that these events were very successful because we received positive feedback from Erasmus students.

How do you see your section in the future? 

We have a lot of things which are needed to be fixed. Since we are a small section, one of our biggest wishes is to become bigger and stronger step by step, that everybody would be proud of us and our works. 

What will be the first projects or events that you will organize as ESN LEU?

When we became a section candidate we already felt as a part of ESN. So we should say that we will continue our projects as ESN LEU. The first project after National Platform’18 was “Share Your Warmth” which we are organizing together with other Vilnius (ESN ISLB, ESN VU, ESN VDA) sections. It’s quite nice that we organized the project together with other sections as if we were a big and united family. Also there are other projects in our future plans which we are going to fulfil with other sections, because cooperation, communication and sharing our experience are the most important things.

Would you like to share something more – some funny moments or interesting facts? 

While we were building our team we underwent many various experiences which we hadn’t expected to encounter to. All the preparations for the national platforms required a lot of preparation which helped us to build a strong team. Also, we spent much time planning and organizing events which were successful and gave us a push to go further. It is not a secret that there were some disappointments and ridiculous failures that we didn’t succeed in but in this case we had a lesson we learnt something new. We remember the time when committee was discussing whether to accept us or not as ESN LEU section. We were so stressed about that that we couldn’t hold tears in our eyes. But our efforts were not in vain and our expectations were acknowledged by you!

Written by Audrė Chudinskaitė, proud member of ESN Lithuania Pure Committee

Yesterday students who are studying in Vilnius were invited to join, not the first time organized, Blood Donation Day. This time it has become a grand event because not only the majority of the ESN sections in Vilnius united for the common purpose but on the same day the action took place in Kaunas and Šiauliai as well.

Blood donation campaign’s goal is to draw public attention to the lack of blood donors in Lithuania and encourage young people to become more involved in this voluntary activity.

​The best thing was that not only compatriots participated in the event, but also foreign students who are studying in Lithuania actively involved themselves too. They were extremely active as wanted to encourage other by showing their example of becoming donors in Lithuania. When asked do they are afraid to give blood for the first time, almost everyone answered that they are not afraid to do this and event they are doing this not for the first. Students encouraged and supported each other, so the results was amazing: in 6 hours 40 students donated blood - most of them – foreigners.

The event was divided into two parts and the students had the opportunity to choose the convenient time of arrival to Blood Centre by the bus. The first group came at 12 AM (there were over 50 students) and the second – 15 PM.

Visitors were greeted by not only the organizers but also had a chance to take part in well prepared an interesting program, were invited to have some refreshments. Participants had the opportunity to play table football, various table and movement games, join guided tours of the blood center, contributed to the picture painting, which later was left as the memory in Blood center. They even watched the movie "Blood Road"! Also, each participant was awarded not only with the gifts of the sponsors but got some presents from their universities.

Vilnius must be proud of this success of the event when vast majority of the sections contributed to the project: ESN VGTU, ESN VU, ESN MRU Vilnius, LEU ESN , ESN VDA, ESN ISLB.

After the event, everyone was invited to come to the Responsible party which was organized by the ESN members in University's pub and urged young people to have responsible celebrations.

We hope that this will become an annual event and more ESN sections in Lithuania will join this beautiful idea in the future!

by Viktorija Mažonaitė, ESN LEU

The biggest and the first ever section of ESN Lithuania has just celebrated their 10th anniversary. 10 years of helping exchange students, organizing already 3 NPs and raising many past and present members of the National Board. Every stage of this growth would not be possible without a leader behind. So today for a talk we invite Darija Kupstaitė – the president of the oldest section in Lithuania, ESN Vilnius University. 

Hello, Darija! On Friday you just had 10th birthday of the section, how did it go?

Hello! Actually, it is hard to evaluate the whole event at the moment, we need some time to think and discuss about it. However, it was something big. We are very lucky being with ESN VU at this magical time. In general, everything went just the way we wanted (only the cake was a little bit too big). We talked about what ESN VU has achieved during 10 years period and we shared the greatest moments with our closest people around. Of course, we were surprised by the amount of presents we got, our buddy section even created a video! On behalf of ESN VU – thank you ALL for being with us.

How would you evaluate your section at the moment? What are your strongest areas? What are you specifically proud of what your section does?

The section is waking up from a long winter sleep I could say. Sometimes it is very hard but we have lots of plans and we have a goal. We will not stop until we have done everything we can. That makes me feel that ESN VU is a strong section. It is not about the areas or actions we are strong in, it is about the people. People whose are motivated and have strong values. These people are our members and they are the ones I am mostly proud of!

How big is your section by members and how are the tasks shared within the team?

In total, we have more than 100 members. We have more than 80 mentors and more than 50 ESN’ers. Some of them have both names: mentor+ESN’er. Every semester we are getting bigger and bigger, more and more students want to join us. It might be a little bit difficult to understand how we are sharing our tasks, I should draw a table of the whole ESN VU structure. Basically, the board has the biggest responsibilities. We have different coordinators on the board who are responsible for their field (leisure, PR, travels and ect.). We also have Senior Mentors and some particular projects coordinators who are not on the board but also have huge responsibilities. For example, we have Erasmus in Schools, Enjoy Learning Languages, Multilingual projects coordinators. Even though we have our own responsibilities, we are helping each other and working as a team.

Could you tell us a little bit more about yourself, like, what is your ESN story?

I found out about ESN once my friend became a mentor. It was two years ago, in 2012 winter. After few months of communicating with exchange students I decided to become a mentor. I did not even realize that I can do more than take care of exchange students and actually I was not interested in anything else. During the first month of my mentorship, one of mentors asked for help, she was ill and I had to be an ambassador of Responsible Party instead of her for one time. However, I liked the project so much that I stayed there for the whole year. And that is how my ESN story started. I got to know “older” ESN’ers, some of them saw a potential in me and encouraged me to apply for a position on the board. I became a coordinator of leisure activities. Couple of months passed and I was elected as a vice president. It was in winter of 2013, so after one year of the first touch of ESN I was a vice president of ESN VU and a coordinator of leisure activities. Some more months passed and I became a president of the oldest section in Lithuania. I started my second year in ESN as a president of ESN VU and it still continues.

And maybe you can reveal your top 3 ESN experiences?

That is a very good question! It is very hard to mark out only 3 experiences... Well, I could list three experiences which thought me the most. The first one was definitely being one of the OC in organizing Bling Bling party last year. I was a newbie in ESN and already was chosen to organize the biggest event of the semester. It was really challenging as we knew nothing about such kind of even. The  second one was CEP 2013. I thought I know what is travelling abroad with a group of people and how to handle difficult situations... It turned out that I knew nothing about that. The third huge experience was (and still is) becoming a president. I was used to be a leader of a team, however being a president is not only being a leader of a small team. President has to lead the whole organization, president is responsible for everything what is happening in the section and no matter how bad the day might be, president is the one who has to smile all the time.

How do you evaluate your career in the organization? Are there are any plans for your further ESN path? 

Climbing the stairs of ESN career was so quick that sometimes I cannot even understand if it is really me who is doing all those things. One moment I was a scared student who was not sure if she will be chosen as a mentor and the other moment I am a president of the biggest section in Lithuania. It is really amazing and very challenging. I do not have any particular plans for ESN after my cadency in ESN VU ends. Maybe I will only be Alumni of ESN VU or maybe I will apply for the position in the National board… Who knows? What I know for sure is that I will do everything I can to finish my presidency successfully.

Anything else you would like to share with the network (likes, comments, thanks)?

ESN changes lives. It changed my life completely. I only wish to all the readers to feel the change that ESN brings!

Thank you very much Darija for your time and thoughts!


Thousands of liters of blood per year are used for people to recover after surgeons (23%), internal diseases (15%), accidents (8%) and various different reasons, which cause blood loss. Only volunteers can bring back those people to life. It takes only 15 min of time and 450 ml of blood to do so and to become a hero.

This is the reason why ESN Lithuania together with 11 sections representing different higher education institutions of Lithuania have united for one common purpose –
organizing national Blood Donation Day. March the 6th is the day, which will encourage local and international students join the action in 3 biggest Lithuanian cities – Vilnius, Kaunas and Šiauliai.
Vilnius event will show you how to donate in a very pleasant way. If you will not be able to donate blood you are still invited to come to Blood center, join organized activities and spend some time with other students. Activities as excursion in Blood center, watching the movies, listening to lecture ,,Why blood donation is important'' or listening to the memories of the person who survived only because of donors blood along with various health tests, lunch and fun activities will be waiting for you.

ESN VMU, ESN KTU and ESN KK together with LSMU Blood Clinic have prepared lovely activities, which will be revealed on Thursday, and grants cozy morning/afternoon for all determined to become a hero in Kaunas.

ESN ŠU will be waiting for all interested in Šiauliai University. All students are i
nvited to join the national Blood Donation Day, meet new people there and spend some nice time together. After the event all are more than welcome to enjoy some tea and share their blood donation experiences.

Donate blood and save a life already on Thursday!

Organized by: 
Where? Blood center (Santariškių st. 2), Vilnius;
When? 12 am - 6 pm;
Attending? Official event.  

Organized by: ESN KTU, ESN VMU, ESN KK;
Where? Kaunas University's of Technology IIIrd palace (Laisvės al. 13);
When? 10 am - 3 pm;
Attending? Official event.

Organized by: ESN ŠU;
Where? Social Welfare and Disability Studies of Šiauliai University (P. Višinskio g. 25); When? 10 am - 2 pm;
Attending? Official event.

Responsible Party is a project implemented all across Europe. It’s about smart and simple tips everybody actually knows but doesn’t use while drinking to avoid getting totally wasted. Most of people miss opportunity to join these parties because of the wrong opinion. They say that Responsible Party is the one where the use of alcohol is prohibited but it is not like this. Every RP ambassador would tell you that it’s even healthy to have a glass of wine during your meal every day. And drinking in parties is also available – we just want to stop “binge” drinkers.

The most interesting thing of being a part of this project is organising parties. Preparing everything from the very beginning is like one huge creativity game.  First of all we choose dates, then party themes. After theme is chosen we start brainstorming about party activities. It is really nice when ambassadors meet for their first times in their lives just for this project and they start relaxing together, hanging out with one goal – to make the best party each time. We had really great ideas which made us enjoy our parties such as ambassadors “disco” dance, which attracted people not only to watch but also repeat our moves and make not planned flash mob inside of the club.

Really great experience was parties in other Lithuania’s towns. It was like team building for ambassadors because we spent a lot time together while preparing to go there. We were singing and taking “Responsible Family” pictures, preparing perfect dinner before the party and then going to rule the club! Of course, we couldn’t avoid challenges. On the way to one party which took place 400 km away from Vilnius, one of our tires burst but we didn’t stop, we have reached the party and spread RP spirit.

This project taught all of us many things. We can react fast and smart in critical situations, we know much more people, our point of view to drinking and partying has changed. Some ambassadors learnt a lot about drinking, health, humans’ body, some of them found new friends, good friends, some – their second couples. 

After small ambassadors quiz with a question “What is Responsible Party for You?” almost everyone of them answered the same. They said, that this project gave opportunity to understand how important could be good company, socialising, having fun by feeling free and making such a games as craziest photo competition or looking for your second half. We became one big nice and strong family experienced in organising events.

We do not say stop partying, we do not say stop drinking, we say ENJOY ALCOHOL. That’s what we actually did during whole year.

by Indrė Kasiliauskaitė, National RP Coordinator

3 month ago 12 exchange students with a help of ESN Lithuania in cooperation with “Invest Lithuania”  and ESN VGTU started their new adventure in a totally different role – they decide to become their native language teachers. Except one brave Lithuanian student who decided to teach not his native language, but Russian.

The others were teaching German, Chinese, French, Croatian, Spanish and Turkish languages.  It was a big challenge for them, because almost nobody had experience in teaching, but still it didn‘t scared them!

At the begining of this project some languages (Spanish, Russian, Chinese, German) gained a huge interest and it was even impossible to teach everyone, that‘s why registration were made and just 25 lucky students had opportunity to learn these languages. The other languages were less popular, but for their students it was a big advantage, because each of them got more attention and even became friends with their teachers.

Here teachers of Turkish, Russian, French, Spanish and Chinese languages shared their opinions about this project:

Why you decided to take a part in this project and become a teacher?

Romain (French): Because I wanted to share my knowledge and my culture and have a new experience (teaching).

Andrius (Russian): I think answer is in the question: “to become a teacher”. Isn’t this a wish of every student? To be that person who finally gives homework and not does it. Of course, it is not the most important point. I decided to participate in this project to prove myself that I can do this; that I can be that person who can help others to improve their language skills or learn something new.

Eva (Chinese): I wanted to get more experience and share my language, and the most important is meet the new friends.

Serkan and Celilsemi (Turkish): There was a big opportunity to introduce our language and culture to foreigners. Also, this kind of project makes us more sociable. That's why we decided to take a part in this project.

Alejandro (Spanish): I decided to join this programm for improving my English, learning from my students and not to be scared of talking in public in the future.

How was it to be in the teacher's role? Did you like it?

Romain (French): It was a very great experience, I loved it !

Andrius (Russian): This is a question for my students. I hope, I wasn‘t a horrible teacher. However, I liked teaching. It is a wonderful feeling to help others and even better feeling is seeing how my students are improving themselves.

Eva (Chinese): Being a teacher is really good, because you can share your knowledge and get more experience. I like this project and like to be a teacher.

Serkan and Celilsemi (Turkish): We liked it. We enjoyed it so much with our dear students.

Alejandro (Spanish): I liked to be a teacher, of course :)

What kind of experience did you gain in this project?

Romain (French): I gained oral presentation practice, preparation of  presentation (PPT).

Andrius (Russian): Firstly, with every next lesson I became more self-confident. I lost my fear which was over me in the first lesson when I had to stand up in front of almost 30 students who were sitting and looking at me with their wide eyes. Secondly, this project made me more organized because I had to prepare all material for students. And of course, I made a lot of new friends. It was strange, but sweet when someone saw me and said to me: „Hey, I am your student. What are we going to learn next week?“ :)

Serkan and Celilsemi (Turkish): We got some experience from this project such as teaching, searching information, leadership, leading and managing our studentassss:), teamwork etc.

What is your opinion about this project? Do you think it's useful?

Romain (French): Very nice project, useful for "teacher" and "students".

Andrius (Russian): I think that project “Multilingual Lithuania” is a successful idea. There are a lot of students who really want to learn foreign languages and this project is the best solution, because you are being thought by students from countries which language you want to learn. I admire all teachers and students who participated in this project and gave their time for teaching and learning. Great job! You made this project awesome!

Serkan and Celilsemi (Turkish): It is definately useful for improving language and teaching skills. It is making easier to understand other cultures.

Alejandro (Spanish): I think this programm is a really good idea.

Tell about your teaching methods

Romain (French): We prepared presentation at home firstly, then we presented it to students. All presentations are divide in 2 part: a lecture part and cultural part. We also made a quiz about what we just learned and sometimes about what we have learned previously.

Andrius (Russian): I’ve tried to make an informal atmosphere as much as I could by talking with my students and letting them to speak (in Russian, of course). I wrote on blackboard that students could improve their writing and reading skills. Sometimes I asked them to come to blackboard to write. Moreover, after all lessons we all together reviewed past lessons. I was just walking around students asking them some random words or sentences and they were answering in Russian.

Serkan and Celilsemi (Turkish): We used almost everything we can use, PowerPoint presentations, blackboard, music, pictures, example sheets from some other resources.

Alejandro (Spanish): I used a PDF for self learning, and I tried to get as more feedback as possible. I think it‘s better to listen and speak a language instead of learning only grammar.
The most memorable lesson?

Romain (French): The most memorable lesson was maybe the lesson about French cuisine (talking about eating snails and frog legs).

Andrius (Russian): I will never forget my first lesson when I introduced myself in Russian and I saw how confused my students were. Unforgettable…

Alejandro (Spanish): The best lecture: that day just two students came. I was teaching some grammar and later a lot of funny expressions, we were laughing a lot during that lecture.

Your wishes or suggestions to future teachers.

Romain (French): Don't be scared everybody can do it. Enjoy this moment!

Andrius (Russian): Have patience and believe in yourself.

Serkan and Celilsemi (Turkish): Before starting lectures, they should advertise their lessons to get more students then don‘t forget to keep students till the end of the semester. If they find a book to give papers for students, it will be more useful and easier for them and their students. We wish they will enjoy time with their students.

Alejandro (Spanish): Be patient.

All in all, “Multilingual Lithuania“ project was beneficial for both - students and teachers - teachers have gained a new experience and students got an opportunity to learn new languages totally for free!

We approve this project and really hope that it will last for a long time!

Thank you Kathleen, Eva, Romain, Hugues, Kenny, Brian, Marina, Iva, Andrius, Alejandro, Serkan, Celilsemi and Ozan – you are the best!