The Ambassador of Languages of the Year 2012
In 2012 the title of ‘The Ambassador of Languages of the Year 2012’ and The European Language Label was given to a public school – Vilnius Simonas Daukantas gymnasium. The aim of ‘The Languages Ambassador of the Year 2012’ election was to elect multilingual school that encourages different foreign language teaching and creates multilingual learning environment in the school. The selection was organized during the first Multilingual Tournament in Lithuania and was based on the following criteria: European priority for the 2012-2013 Label campaigns ('Multilingual classrooms'), ability to act as the ambassador of languages and innovation in language teaching. In Vilnius Simonas Daukantas gymnasium even 7 languages are taught every year. Moreover they are organizing international education exchange projects. The school is fully equipped with all the necessary language learning material. The pupils are encouraged to collaborate in the classroom and use the foreign language not only during the lesson but also off the lesson. That is why lots of different events related to language learning are organised during the school year. The authority of the school is giving significant importance to the raising of qualification of school teachers. What is more, students from other countries are invited to the school to do their teaching practice here. Vilnius Simonas Daukantas gymnasium will continue the Ambassador's of the Languages activities until the new Ambassador of the Languages will be selected.
Consistency with the European policies in the field of language learning