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Work experience

1961 - 1968

Laboratory assistant

Riga Medical Institute, Department of Foreign Languages

1968 - 2012

Lecturer

Riga Medical Institute,Riga Stradiņš University, Language Centre

2012 - Present

Acting Lecturer

Riga Stradiņš University, Language Centre

Present

Acting Lecturer

Language Centre

Education and training

1960 - 1966

Teacher of the English Language and Literature, Mag.philol.

University of Latvia, Faculty of Foreign Languages, Department of English Philology

Achievements

Continuing education a.o. qualification upgrade

March 2019 Oxford Professional Development seminar. (6 acad.hrs.)

February 2019 5-hour Professional Development Course

October 2018 Professional Development Day for the English Language Teachers (4 hours)

August 2018 5th International Multidisciplinary Scientific Conference in Bulgaria. Report "On the Way to Modernization of Testing Latin Medical Terminolgy", authors M.Karulis, I.Abelite, V.Viksne

March 2018 RSU Scientific Conference

August 2017 Guest seminar "Assessment of Study Results: Theory and Application" (7 acad.hrs.)

August 2017 Oxford Professional Development conference (6 acad.hrs.)

April 2017 Seminar "Development of Electronic tests in RSU e-study (Moodle) environment

April 2017 RSU Scientific Conference​​

March-April 2016 Thematical cycle"Teaching in International Environment" (15 acad.hrs.)

March 2016 RSU 15th Scientific Conference

March 2015 Higher education in Latvia:International perspectives.RSU symposium,

March 2015 RSU 14th Scientific Conference

January 2015 Scientific Conference in Brno, Czech Republic. Report delivered "Teaching Latin in International Student Groups: Comparative Study".

April 2014 RSU 13th Scientific Conference; report "Use of Latin in Medical and Pharmaceutical Terminology".

April 2013 Seminar: SmartClass+Rover; Mobile Language Lab Chart.

November 2012 Seminar: Training for Successful Presentations.

November 2011 Seminar: Pearson Adult Learner's Day (8 acad.hrs.)

March 2011 Seminar: Real Life Style and Methodology. (8 acad.hrs.)

April 2010) RSU 9th Scientific Conference

May 2010 Possibilities to use information technologies in acquisition of the English language (8 acad.hrs.)

August 2008 Language Learning and Acquisition: Sharing Experiences (20 acad.hrs.)

May 2007 Structural and Lexical Changes of the English Language.

1999-2000 2-year training courses for the English language teachers organized by the British Council.

1979 English Teacher Training courses at Minsk Pedagogical Institute of Foreign Languages (3 months)

1970-1972 2-year higher pedagogical courses for teacher qualification upgrade in the English Language at the University of Latvia.

Supervised study course

English in Audiologopaedics

Doctoral Exam in English for Assessment of Doctoral Student_s International Competence

English in Audiologopaedics

Foreign Language in Legal Sciences

Head of study course

English in Audiologopaedics

Lectured study course

English in Audiologopaedics

Basics in Latin

Medical Terminology in Latin and Greek Languages

Medical Terminology in Latin

Basics of Latin Terminology

Doctoral Exam in English for Assessment of Doctoral Student_s International Competence

Doctoral Examination in Foreign Language

English in Audiologopaedics

Foreign Language in Legal Sciences

Medical Terminology in Latin

Medical Terminology in Latin and Greek

Memberships


Member of Latvian Association of the Teachers of English​

Member of RSU Trade Union

Awards and recognitions

RSU Certificate of Recognition awarded on October 13, 2015

Publications

Research articles​​

Karulis, Miervaldis. On the way to modernization of testing Latin medical terminology / M.Karulis, I.Ābelīte, V.Vīksne // 5th International Multidisciplinary Scientific Conference on Social Sciences & Arts (SGEM 2018) (Albena, Bulgaria, Aug.26-Sept.1, 2018) : Conference Proceedings. - Albena, 2018. - Vol.5: Science and society, Issue: Education and educational research, p.581-588. - Starptautiski citējamā izdevumā.

Vīksne, Vita. Teaching Latin in international student groups : comparative study [Elektroniskais resurss] / V.Viksne, I.Abelite // CASALC Review [Elektroniskais resurss]. - Vol.5, No.2 (2015/2016), p.126-137. - Starptautiski citējamā izdevumā. - Pieejas veids: Tīmeklis WWW.URL: https://www.cjv.muni.cz/cs/wp-content/uploads/sites/2/2016/…

Abstracts​​

E-testi – mūsdienīgs medicīniskās latīņu valodas zināšanu pārbaudes veids / M.Karulis, V.Vīksne, I.Ābelīte, Ņ.Zazerska // 2017.gada Zinātniskās konferences tēzes (Rīga, 2017.g. 6.-7.aprīlī) / Rīgas Stradiņa universitāte. - Rīga, 2017. - 398.lpp.

Vīksne, Vita. Teaching Latin in international student groups : comparative study (Medical Latin) / V.Vīksne, I.Abelite // International Conference "Language centres in higher education: sharing innovations, research methodology and best practices" (Brno, Czech Republik, Jan.15-17, 2015) : [Abstracts]. - Brno, 2015. - P.74-76.

Latīņu valodas apguve ĀSN un MF, RF studējošo grupās, salīdzinošs skatījums / I.Ābelīte, Ņ.Zazerska, O.Voika, V.Vīksne // 2014.gada Zinātniskās konferences tēzes (Rīga, 2014.g. 10.-11.aprīlī) / Rīgas Stradiņa universitāte. - Rīga, 2014. - 468.lpp.

Books and brochures​​

Pilmane, Māra. Embryology and anatomy for health sciences / M.Pilmane, L.Pļaviņa, V.Kavak ; [editors: A.Lapsa, R.Jozauska, I.Ābelīte]. - Rīga : Rīga Stradiņš University, 2016. - 511 lpp.

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