VETL conference

The Faculty of Linguistics at Igor Sikorsky Kyiv Polytechnic Institute is pleased to announce that the international conference “Virtual Exchange for Teaching and Learning: Crossing Borders Without Travel” took place on 8 June 2023.
Featured speakers were Professor Robert O’Dowd (Universidad de León, Spain), Professor Masahito Watanabe (Yokohama National University, Japan), Professor Iryna Simkova, and Professor Yuliana Larysh (Igor Sikorsky Kyiv Polytechnic Institute, Ukraine), they explored current trends and issues focused on realities and challenges of virtual exchange in Higher education.

Dean of the Faculty of Linguistics Professor Zoia Kornieva opened the conference with heartful greetings.
The expert in virtual exchange Professor Robert O’Dowd shared his ideas about the Virtual Exchange in Higher Education.

The founder of the Ibunka Project professor Masahito Watanabe discussed the impact of the Ibunka Project 2021-2022.

Head of the Department of English Language for Humanities Professor Iryna Simkova and Head of the Department of English Language for Engineering Professor Yuliana Lavrysh presented the COIL project results.

Conference participants

The conference aims to bring together scholars, educators, researchers and practitioners to explore the potential of virtual exchange in the field of education. We invite original and high-quality submissions that highlight research, practices, and innovative approaches related to virtual exchange in various educational contexts.

Topics of interest for the conference include, but are not limited to:

-Best practices for designing and implementing virtual exchange programs
– Assessment of virtual exchange programs and their impact on student learning
– Pedagogical approaches to virtual exchange and intercultural communication
– Virtual exchange for language learning and cultural understanding
– Technology and tools for facilitating virtual exchange and collaboration
– Case studies of successful virtual exchange programs and their outcomes
– Challenges and solutions in virtual exchange implementation
– Ethical considerations in virtual exchange

For more information:
Virtual Exchange for Teaching and Learning: Crossing Borders Without Travel