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Lithuanian as a Foreign Language A1

The subject is intended for the Lithuanian diaspora and foreigners who want to learn to speak Lithuanian in the most common situations of everyday life and on the most common topics – about oneself, family and friends, food and drink as well as home and city.  

Having completed the course students will be able to:

  • Read simple Lithuanian texts.
  • Recognize and understand familiar words and key phrases in the most common everyday situations.
  • Understand the spoken Lithuanian language when the context is related to the topics discussed during the course.
  • Ask and provide information as well as maintain a conversation on the topics studied during the course.


  • “Let’s get acquainted. Who you are? Who is your friend?” Vocabulary: introducing oneself, home country, nationality, languages, address, telephone number. Grammar: alphabet, nominative and genitive, present tense A type verbs.
  • “Place and time. What is your city like? Where and when do we meet?” Vocabulary: city objects, directions, seasons of the year, parts of the day, hours. Grammar: locative case, prepositions of place, accusative case, present tense I type verbs.
  • “Food and drink. Is it delicious?” Vocabulary: foods, drinks, adjectives to describe foods. Grammar: matching of adjectives and nouns, present tense O type verbs, conditional mood to express courtesy, prepositions su and be, instrumental case.
  • “Family. Do you have a big family?” Vocabulary: family members, professions, adjectives to describe people. Grammar: past and future tenses, imperative, dative and vocative cases.

Detailed study programme for learning in a group

Planned beginning of training

  • 2024-02-01 - 2024-06-28


  • 15 weeks (II, IV 17.00-18.30)


  • Lietuvių
  • Anglų


  • 160 academic hours (6 ECTS)

Target group

  • Lithuanian diaspora and foreigners

Acknowledgement of acquired competencies

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

Regina Sabonytė

VMU PhD student in philology, lecturer at the Department of Lithuanian Studies

Besides being passionate about the Lithuanian language as a philologist, she is currently finishing her Ph.D. in Lithuanian intonation while at the same time working on other speech-technology-related projects. Her scientific interests are intonational phonetics and phonology as well as analysis of extralinguistic and paralinguistic language elements. She teaches Lithuanian as a Foreign Language A1, Lithuanian Phonetics and Grammar (for Lithuanian as a Foreign Language A1 students), Speaking Practice of the Lithuanian Language II (for A2 and B1 levels), Professional Language (for students of Logistics and Commerce, Tourism Industries, and Rural Development).

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