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Speaking practice of the Lithuanian language I (A1)

The aim of the course is to teach the students to understand a non-complicated communicative situation and enable them to actively participate in it. The students’ practical language usage skills are developed and applied with regard to the topics relevant for beginners: introducing oneself and others, describing objects and spaces in the city, foods and meals, talking about family, and professions. Most attention is paid to the tasks that help the students develop their active language usage and enrich vocabulary.

Way of learning
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Having completed the course students will be able to:

  • introduce oneself and another person in formal and informal situations in Lithuanian;
  • ask and answer questions about personal information, hobbies and interests;
  • understand and use vocabulary on the themes covered during the course;
  • interact in a simple way provided the other person talks slowly and clearly and is prepared to help.

Topics:

  • Let me introduce myself. Personal information and introductions. Diphthongs. Mixed diphthongs.
  • Let’s talk about family. Family, family members, friends.
  • Let’s talk about hobbies. Hobbies, interests and social activities.
  • Let’s talk about food. Services: restaurant, shop, hotel, etc.
  • Offers and requests (can you …, do you want to … ?) Suggestions/arrangements to meet (e.g. inviting someone somewhere).
  • Let’s talk about home and the city. Places, directions, means of transport, traveling.
  • Let’s talk about your day. Free time and daily routines.
  • Let’s talk about the past. Past events, first times, important events in your life.

Detailed study programme for learning in a group

Planned beginning of training

  • 2021-09-06 - 2021-11-29

Length

  • 15 weeks (I 14.00-15.30; III 15.00-16.30)

Language

  • Lietuvių

Volume

  • 160 academic hours (6 ECTS)

Target group

  • Lithuanian diaspora and foreigners

Prerequisites for entering the course

  • Finished or are enrolled in the course Lithuanian for Foreigners A1

Acknowledgement of acquired competencies

  • A document certifying the obtained competence or an academic certificate (upon the student‘s request)

Jurga Trimonytė Bikelienė

VMU Faculty of Humanities, Associate Professor

She has been working as a lecturer at VMU for more than 20 years. Subjects taught: Lithuanian language practicum, Lexicology and lexicography, Introduction to philology, Linguistic communication, Specialty language, Lithuanian for foreigners.


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