CREDITS 2 (LV) 3 (ECTS) - 30 Contact Hours

The tasks of the course is to deepen knowledge of French while developing the skills to use in casual situations as well as in such areas as entrepreneurship and trade. Students acquire basic knowledge in business communication, written and oral, develop the skills to use French in professional communication, address issues of style in the language of business.

Les tâches du cours est d’approfondir les connaissances de la langue française tout en développant la compétence de l’utiliser dans les situations de la vie quotidienne ainsi que dans tels domaines comme l’entreprenariat et le commerce. Les étudiants acquièrent les connaissances de base dans la communication professionnelle écrite et orale, développent la compétence d’utiliser la langue française dans la communication professionnelle, abordent les questions du style de la langue d’affaires.

CREDITS 2 (LV) 3 (ECTS) - 32 Contact Hours

The course is designed for students studying law, economics, and diplomacy and who need to acquire the peculiarities of French in order to be able to communicate in French in some of the major areas of law. The course covers the most problematic grammar and legal terminology areas. It uses different field specific literature, laws and other documents in order to search for specific information and solve legal problems.

CREDITS 2 (LV) 3 (ECTS) - 32 Contact Hours

The course is intended for students who have basic knowledge in French and able to use it in situations of elementary communication: to introduce themselves, to complete a registration form, to start and to maintain a basic conversation in French about a work, travel, interests, etc.., to book airline or train tickets, to book a hotel room, make contact by phone, write a simple email.

The task of the present course is to deepen the knowledge of French while developing the skills to use in casual situations as well as in such areas as entrepreneurship and trade. Students acquire basic knowledge in written and oral business communication; develop the skills to use French in professional communication, address issues of style in the language of business. At the end of the course, students should arrive at A 1 plus - A2 level of knowledge of French.

CREDITS 2 (LV) 3 (ECTS) - 30 Contact Hours

The course Elementary Latvian (A1/2) continues where Elementary Latvian (A1) left off. It will concentrate on contemporary Latvian, fundamentals of the grammar system, with due attention to all four language skills – reading, writing, speaking, and listening. The aim of the course is to give the students grounding in all of these skills. The classrooms are oriented to communication and maximum use of Latvian, while English-language explanations of grammatical structures and occasional translations are not avoided altogether. 

Teaching philosophy.

Elementary Latvian (2) strives to be at all times a student-centered course, encouraging students to take control of their own learning, to be active, engaged, curious, and questioning about this subject matter as well as the wider world it fits into.  Teaching and learning take place in an atmosphere of mutual respect among students and between the instructor and students.  The instructor strives to accommodate and assist students of different cognitive abilities and different learning styles.

CREDITS 2 (LV) 3 (ECTS) - 32 Contact Hours

The course Elementary Latvian (A1) will concentrate on contemporary Latvian, fundamentals of the grammar system, with due attention to all four language skills – reading, writing, speaking, and listening. The aim of the course is to give the students grounding in all of these skills. The classrooms are oriented to communication and maximum use of Latvian, while English-language explanations of grammatical structures and occasional translations are not avoided altogether. 

This course provides a systematic overview of the basic linguistic characteristics of the Latvian language.  The course uses a series of thematically arranged, structurally graduated readings, conversation topics, individual and group assignments to enable students to acquire an abilitie to speak and write LatvianLanguage learning in this course is closely tied to learning about culture, and through culture. Authentic cultural materials – song lyrics, short stories, and movies will be introduced every week.