LAKMA (Eng. Lithuanian Association of Teachers of English as a Foreign Language) is a voluntary community of ELT professionals in Lithuania founded in 1993. It links pre-service and in-service teachers of English, teacher trainers, educators and publishers who are interested in interaction, sharing experience and communicating innovatory ideas in ELT. The association offers individual and institutional membership and links 250 members registered at the association database every year.
The members representing all different education levels are encouraged to participate in professional development events, conferences, SIGs activities, and inter/national projects. LAKMA members are actively involved in educational policy decision-making processes, such as the Curriculum of Secondary Education, Programmes of State Examinations, National Contest of English, CLIL integration in primary and general secondary education.
LAKMA is an asociate member of IATEFL and is open to partnership with teacher associations in Europe and worldwide.
It should be admitted that in the course of its activties, the association has gone through difficulties and failures in terms of membership retention, active voluntary participation, commitment and collaboration. It is also true that LAKMA can pride itself in being able to successfully respond to challenges and find workable solutions.
All LAKMA past and upcoming activities are shared on the association website www.lakmaonline.lt.
LAKMA team is glad to join the CITA project seeing it as a wonderful opportunity to cooperate with Hungarian and Spanish colleagues in promotion and exchange of creative and innovative ideas. Sharing and learning from each other is an ideal way to grow personally and professionally.