HVD141 Studies of State Language

Code HVD141
Name Studies of State Language
Status Compulsory/Courses of Limited Choice
Level and type Undergraduate Studies, Professional
Field of study Languages
Academic staff Larisa Iļinska, Lāsma Gaitniece
Credit points 4.0 (6.0 ECTS)
Parts 2
Annotation Review of grammar basics, development and expansion of the existing knowledge base and the set of relevant skills. Vocabulary and speaking skills development addressing the issues related to Latvian history, economy, politics and culture. Special attention is paid to the development of spelling skills to avert appearance of foreign language-specific mistakes in writing and speech. .
Goals and objectives
of the course in terms
of competences and skills
The aim of the course is to develop and improve the following skills: 1) to improve basic reading skills and develop advanced reading comprehension skills reading and interpreting intermediate general texts; 2) to improve oral communication skills in situational monologues and dialogues on the topical daily issues; 3) to develop listening skills working with authentic texts and records; 4) to improve writing skills and competences writing business letters, essays, annotations and summaries.
Learning outcomes
and assessment
Students are able to independently read, analyze and summarize intermediate informative texts. - Assessment: home tasks, texts, exam (2,500 pr. s. text with 10 problem-oriented tasks, 30 min.) – mark according to 10-grade scale.
Students are able to interpret and comment audio/video data in general and in detail, as well as to discuss the contents critically. - Assessment: texts, interviews, tests, exam (5 min. long audio record, 8-10 tasks,15 min.).
Students are able to identify general lexis and use it in oral and written communication. - Assessment: texts, tests, exam – mark according to 10-grade scale.
Students are able to annotate concise academic reports on a specified topic. - Assessment: presentations (contents of report), exam. Evaluation: tests, test translations – pass/fail; exam – mark according to 10-grade scale.
Students are able to write a business letter, using a range of relevant vocabulary and grammatical constructions, observing relevant punctuation norms. - Assessment: home tasks, exam (business letter 80-100 words) – mark according to 10-grade scale.
Course prerequisites Knowledge of Latvian at level A according to CEFR

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