CREDITS 2 (LV) 3 (ECTS) - 30 Contact Hours
The course Elementary Latvian (2) continues where Elementary Latvian (1) 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.
This course provides a systematic overview of the basic linguistic characteristics of the Latvian language. The course will present a series of thematically arranged, structurally graduated readings, conversation topics, individual and group assignments to enable students to acquire an ability to speak and write Latvian. Language 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.
- Teacher: Iveta Grīnberga