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Lithuanian as a Foreign Language B2

The course is meant for those who have already reached the level B1. During the course, the students learn to express themselves better: to use grammatical forms, constructions, and words correctly, developing the ability to tell their thoughts with longer and more informative sentences and to create a longer discourse. The aim of the course is to acquire such competence of communication in Lithuanian that is sufficient in all situations of everyday life, i.e., to become an independent Lithuanian language user.

Way of learning

After the course the students will be able to:

  • Understand extended speech and lectures while listening and follow even complex lines of argument provided the topic is reasonably familiar; understand most TV news and current affairs programmes; understand most films in standard dialect.
  • Read articles and reports concerned with contemporary problems in which the writers adopt attitudes or viewpoints; to understand contemporary literary prose.
  • Interact with a degree of fluency and spontaneity that makes regular interaction with native speakers quite possible; to take an active part in discussions in familiar contexts, accounting for and sustaining one’s own views.
  • Present clear and detailed descriptions on a wide range of subjects related to one’s own field of interest; to explain a viewpoint on a topical issue giving the advantages and disadvantages of various options.
  • Write a clear and detailed text on a wide range of subjects related to one’s own interests; to write an essay or report, passing on information or giving reasons in support of or against a particular point of view; to write letters highlighting the personal significance of events and experiences.
  • Apply compensation strategies that would allow proper communication when the Lithuanian language communication competence is too weak.


  • How to talk about school and university, favourite subjects, study programs; to discuss the choice of profession; talk about language teaching and learning; to advise how to learn? Vocabulary: education system and institutions, subjects, programs, and exams; language teaching and learning; languages and dialects. Grammar: noun suffix –imas, užuot with the active past simple participle, collective numerals, prepositions apie, pagal.
  • How to tell and talk about traditions and holidays, to express joy, regret, doubt, reference, emphasis, to list, to summarize, to indicate the source, etc.; to retell the read text, to talk about the event and describe it. Grammar: active future tense participles; sentence inserts (aišku, tarkim, deja…); conjunctions (kol…, tol…; tiek…, kiek…); summative pronouns; expressions of reduction; revision of not conjugatable verb forms.
  • How to tell and inquire about the person’s character; to consider the features of national character; talk about what makes one happy and sad, talk about superstitions and problems of upbringing. Vocabulary: character and emotions; body and health? Grammar: substantiva communia; Genitive of quality; active past simple tense participles; reflexive pronoun (savęs); noun suffix –uolis; interjections; adjective suffixes –utis.
  • How to talk about household disturbances, breakdowns, repair work, car breakdowns; to complain, comfort in case of trouble; to teach, to give some advice on how to perform various repairs and housework? Vocabulary: housework, home repair work; car and its maintenance. Grammar: adjective suffix –inis, verb suffix –inti, participles of necessity, adverbial participles describing manner of action; particles (tik, vos).
  • How to describe animals and plants, to talk about the distinctive features of native country nature; discuss environmental issues; to express in words the sounds heard in nature? Vocabulary: countryside, plants, and animals. Grammar: noun suffix –ynas, compound words, ideophones, diminutives: the names of youngstock, ongoing action.

Planned beginning of training

  • 2024-02-05 - 2024-06-07


  • 15 weeks (I, III 17:30-18:30)


  • Lietuvių
  • Anglų


  • 160 academic hours (6 ECTS)

Target group

  • Lithuanian diaspora, foreign students

Prerequisites for entering the course

  • B1 level of Lithuanian

Acknowledgement of acquired competencies

  • Certificate or an academic certificate (if required)

Vijolė Višomirskytė

Associate Professor at Vytautas Magnus University

Since 2001 doc. dr. Vijolė Višomirskytė works as a teacher and researcher at the department of Lithuanian Studies at Vytautas Magnus university, teaching courses on textual analysis, creative writing, literary sociology, narratology, digital humanities et al. for BA, MA, and PhD students. She is interested in literary text strategies, narrative poetics and rhetoric, ecocriticism. Literature is the main object of her research and teaching subject, but she also teaches the Lithuanian language for non-native speakers.

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