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

kindly asks you to participate in the 17th International Scientific Conference


May 22, 2020

Due to the quarantine established in Latvia, the 17th International Scientific Conference of the Liepaja University “Language Acquisition: Problems and Perspectives” is canceled this year. All participants who have applied for the conference are kindly requested to submit their articles by 31 July, 2020. For the information on the design of the publication manuscript and publication costs, please see the conference website
In the language acquisition conference, the following themes will be discussed
  • Linguodidactic Research on Language Acquisition in Higher Educational Establishments and Non-Formal Education
  • Research in Pedagogy and Psychology on how Children, Youngsters and Adults Acquire a Language
  • Development of Child’s Language at Pre-school and in the Family
  • Acquisition of the Mother Tongue and Foreign Languages in Latvian Schools
  • The Needs of Special Education in Language Acquisition
  • The Impact of Culture, Subculture and Value Orientation on Language Acquisition
  • Acquisition of the Latvian Language as a Foreign Language in Latvia and Abroad
  • The Language Environment in Latvia and the Importance of Citizens’ Linguistic Attitude in Language Acquisition
  • Standards, Draft Standards, Programs and Description of  Language Skill Levels  for Language Acquisition
  • Use of IT in Contemporary Language Acquisition Process
  • The Status of Communicative and Linguistic Competences in the Labor Market
  • Disorders of Speech and Language, Their Correction, and Prevention

Venue of the language acquisition conference

Liepaja University, Lielā iela 14, Liepāja, LV-3401

Working languages

Latvian, English, Russian, German

Participants are requested to register for the language acquisition conference by April 24, 2020 on-line (please, see application) Confirmation of the participation will be sent by May 5, 2020

There is a possibility to deliver the lecture online conforming it beforehand with the conference steering committee. We ask the external lecturers to submit the file of video and presentation of the reports by May 11, 2020

The length of the report at the plenary session is up to 20 minutes, during workshops – up to 15minutes

A conference proceedings “Language Acquisition: Problems and Perspective” (ISSN 1407-9739) will be published based on the presented reports in the conference:

The Conference Proceedings “Language Acquisition: Problems and Perspectives” is published once a year. If the editorial board rejects the article in the review process as either thematically or qualitatively inappropriate, the publication fee will not be refunded. The same applies in the case of authors’ withdrawing their manuscript.

the authors are asked to submit the articles electronically by July 31, 2020 at

Indexed by EBSCO

Each article in the proceedings is assigned a DOI name and registered in the international metadata catalogue Crossref. Bibliographic information is available here:

Participation fee at the language acquisition conference and/or publication fee (by bank transfer)

For conference speakers: EUR 70.00 (in case the article has several authors, the participation fee for each author is EUR 40.00)

For conference speakers without a publication: EUR 15.00

For external speakers and authors of publications who do not participate in the conference: EUR 55.00 (in case the article has several authors, the participation fee for each author is EUR 30.00)

For participants: EUR 15.00 (for Bachelor and Master programme students – EUR 5.00; for Doctoral programme students – EUR 10.00)

The payment includes:

  • for speakers – confirmation of participating at the conference, the scientific publication, conference materials and coffee breaks
  • for speakers without a publication – confirmation of participating at the conference, conference materials and coffee breaks
  • for participants – confirmation of participating at the conference, conference materials and coffee breaks
  • for external speakers – confirmation of participating at the conference, demonstration of the video material and the scientific publication
  • for the authors of the publications who do not take part in the conference – the scientific publication

Make the payment by May 11, 2020 to the following account :

Liepājas Universitāte

Nr. LV90000036859

Valsts kase, kods TRELLV22

Konta Nr. LV45TREL9150190000000

Add the note the purpose of the payment: 21499, participation (publication) in the conference “Language Acquisition: Problems and Perspective”, XVII, participant’s name, surname, national identification number