About the XIX International Scientific Conference 20.05.2022

Liepaja University in cooperation with

Latvian Language and Literature Teachers’ Association

The Latvian Association of Teachers of English

Speech Therapists’ Association of Latvia

Latvian Association of Applied Linguistics

British Council Latvia

Goethe-Institut Riga

and Liepaja Department of Education

welcome you to participate in the 19th International Scientific Conference


May 20, 2022

Conference topics
In the language acquisition conference, the following themes will be discussed
  • Linguistic research on the content of language teaching and its acquisition
  • Linguistic didactics research on language learning in higher education and non-formal education
  • Pedagogical and psychological research on language learning for children, young people and adults
  • Development of the child's speech and language in preschool and family
  • Offer of mother tongue and foreign language acquisition in Latvian schools
  • Special educational needs in language learning
  • The impact of culture, subculture and value orientation on language learning
  • Acquisition of the Latvian language as a foreign language in Latvia and abroad
  • The language environment in Latvia and the importance of the population's linguistic attitude in language learning
  • Use of IT for modern language learning solutions
  • Status of communicative and linguistic competence in the labor market
  • Speech and language development disorders, their correction and prevention
  • Academic writing in school and higher education

Conference working languages
Latvian, English, Russian, German

Please register for the conference by May 2, 2022

The rapporteurs will receive confirmation of participation in the conference by May 4, 2022.

See the application form

Conference proceedings
  • The conference will take place in person at the University of Liepaja and online. Detailed information about the e-platform and connection options will be sent to the participants a week before the conference

  • Presentations of reports in PDF format should be sent by May 19

  • Duration of the report in plenary - 20 minutes, in working groups - 15 minutes

  • At the end of the conference there will be a master classes:
    • within the framework of SIA Barboleta, LiepU, VSI Demokratine mokykla (Lithuania) and INTEGRA ONLUS (Italy) Erasmus + project “Barboleta Learning Board Methodology” (No.2019-1-LV01-KA201-060405) - “Barboleta Equilibrium Platform”. The master class will be led by clinical psychologist and special pedagogue Baiba Jurāne-Blomniece
    • "Use of the Database Language of Science (zinatnesvaloda.lv) in Teaching to Improve Students' Research Competence". Chaired by Laura Pintere. The aim of the master class is to introduce teachers to the possibilities of the Language of Science database and to offer a lesson plan for using this digital application to increase students' research competence.
Membership fees
  • For speakers with a publication: EUR 75.00 (if there are 2 or more authors - EUR 40.00 each)

  • For rapporteurs without publication: EUR 15.00

  • Author of a scientific article (without participation in the conference): EUR 60.00

  • For listeners: EUR 15.00 ((upon presentation of a supporting document - for students EUR 5.00, for doctoral students EUR 10.00)

The participation fee includes:

  • for speakers with a publication - confirmation of participation in the conference, scientific publication, conference materials
  • for speakers without publication - confirmation of participation in the conference, conference materials
  •  for listeners - confirmation of participation in the conference, conference materials
  • for authors of publications who do not participate in the conference - a scientific publication

We also cover the costs of the conference's online technical support (including translation) from the conference fees.


Please make the transfer for participation in the conference, as well as for the publication by May 9, 2022 (for attendees by May 18 inclusive) to the following account:

University of Liepaja
No. LV90000036859
Treasury, code TRELLV22
Account No. LV45TREL9150190000000

Reference: 21490, participation fee (or publication) in the conference "Language Acquisition: Problems and Perspectives", XIX, participant's name, surname

Publishing options

In connection with the conference, a multilingual collection of scientific articles “Language Acquisition: Problems and Perspectives” (ISSN 1407-9739 (printed), ISSN 2661-5584 (digital)) is published:

  • The author of a scientific article corresponding to the topic of the collection may submit it without participating in the conference either in person or in absentia, but by submitting his / her application within the specified term

  • Articles are published in Latvian, English, Russian and German (see conditions for preparation of the publication)

  • All articles submitted to the collection are anonymously reviewed, evaluated and accepted or rejected by the International Editorial Board prior to publication

The authors are asked to submit the articles electronically by July 31, 2022 at liepu.vapp.lapp@gmail.com

Indexed by EBSCO

The collection of scientific articles "Language Acquisition: Problems and Perspectives" is published once a year or as a double issue every two years.

If the editorial board rejects the article as thematically or qualitatively inappropriate during the review process, the fee for the publication will not be refunded. The same applies if the author (s) withdraw the article submitted for editing.

Articles in the collection are assigned a DOI index and are registered in the international metadata catalog Crossref. Bibliographic information can be found here: https://www.crossref.org/