|Name||Latvian for Foreign Students|
|Status||Courses of Free Choice|
|Level and type||Undergraduate Studies, Academic|
|Field of study||Languages|
|Academic staff||Larisa Iļinska, Inese Ušacka|
|Credit points||3.0 (4.5 ECTS)|
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.|
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|