VIL168 Latvian for foreigner students

Code VIL168
Name Latvian for foreigner students
Status Courses of Free Choice
Level and type Undergraduate Studies, Academic
Field of study Languages
Faculty
Academic staff Larisa Iļinska, Inese Ušacka
Credit points 3.0 (4.5 ECTS)
Parts 1
Annotation The course in the Latvian language is integrated language course for foreign students aimed at developing basic skills and competences: spoken communication, reading, listening, and writing. On completion of the course students should be able to use the acquired knowledge fluently and purposefully both in their studies and social life. .
Goals and objectives
of the course in terms
of competences and skills
The aim of the course is active linguistic communication and integration and development of the following competences: 1) to study fundamentals of the language (Latvian alphabet, phonetics, spelling, morphology, basic syntactic structures, grammar basics); 2) to acquire reading skills reading elementary texts on various subjects, comprehending the contents; 3) to acquire speaking skills taking part in situational monologue, dialogue, conversation on topical issues concerning studies and everyday activities; 4) to acquire listening comprehension skills working with elementary and lower intermediate authentic texts; 5) to acquire writing skills completing short writing tasks.
Learning outcomes
and assessment
Students are able to read and comprehend the content of monologues, dialogues, elementary intermediate texts on general subjects. - Assessment: home tasks, tests, exam (text 1500 pr. signs, 10 problem oriented tasks, 30 min). Evaluation: tests – tested/not tested; exam – mark according to 10 grade scale.
Students are able to comprehend the gist of audio/video records of dialogues/monologues on topical everyday issues. - Assessment: tests, interviews, exam (2 min long audio record, 8-10 tasks, 10 min). Evaluation: tests – tested/not tested; exam – mark according to 10 grade scale.
Students are able to communicate, initiate a dialogue, negotiations, short discussions, as well as interpret the contents of a short text on topical everyday issues. - Assessment: home tasks, tests, exam (2-3 speaking topics). Evaluation: tests – tested/not tested; exam – mark according to 10 grade scale.
Students are able to write a short letter, congratulation, CV using the relevant vocabulary, grammatical constructions and punctuation correctly. - Assessment: home tasks, exam (short letter 50-80 words). Evaluation: tests – tested/not tested; exam – mark according to 10 grade scale.
Course prerequisites No preliminary knowledge

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