Lithuanian Language and Culture Summer Course 2019

  • Start

    2019-07-15

  • price

    700 eur

  • Credit

    6 ECTS

  • time

    4 weeks

  • Language

    English

Field of study Language, culture
Duration 4 weeks (100 hours)
Application deadline 01-06-2019
Dates 14-07-2019 – 12-08-2019
Credits 6 ECTS
Course Leader Aurelija Čėglytė
Maximum number of students
Target Group People interested in Lithuania and the Lithuanian language, students coming to study in Lithuania, people with Lithuanian roots
Entry requirements 18+
Short description Lithuania is a Baltic country, boasting an equally fascinating and inspiring history, speaking in one of the oldest and most complicated languages in the world (7 cases!), inhabited by Fluxus-inventing, hot-air-balloon-loving people and surrounded by wonderful, green nature, lakes, rivers that are simply breath-taking!

This summer course is precisely about that – discovering Lithuania in full: studying the language, exploring our wonderful nature and interesting cities, learning about the exciting history, its twists and turns, how we dealt with our difficult relations with its Soviet past, “return” to Europe and position in today’s world as well as the challenges that might wait ahead. There is so much to tell. And most importantly, Kaunas plays an important role in the history of Lithuania and you will get to hear it all once you come here!

Lithuanian language and culture summer course is a wonderful opportunity for those who want to (re)discover Lithuania: it is equally interesting for those who have some Lithuanian roots and for those who simply want to enjoy their summer learning about unique culture and languages in a multicultural environment.

Language lectures aside, we will touch upon the social, economic, political, cultural and historical aspects Lithuania and the Baltic Region, enjoy various field trips and hands-on tasks as well as the final project from your selected field of interest.

Students who are not complete beginners, will take a placement test on the first day of the course to determine their level of Lithuanian.

Aim To enable students to learn the Lithuanian language or to improve the existing language skills, to gain insight into Lithuanian culture by participating in lectures and excursions to various places of Lithuania, to get to know Vytautas Magnus University and Kaunas – the most Lithuanian city of Lithuania.
Learning outcomes By the end of the course students will be able to:

  • speak, read and write in Lithuanian language (at A1, A2, B1 or B2 level);
  • understand the historical, social, and political situation in Lithuania;
  • demonstrate knowledge about Lithuanian cinema, music, art, food and literature.
Programme Structure Topics:

  • Traditional Lithuanian Arts;
  • History of Lithuania;
  • Politics and Society in Today’s Lithuania;
  • Modern Lithuanian Identity;
  • The Features of Lithuanian Literature;
  • Lithuanian Traditional Culture;
  • Contemporary Lithuanian Cinema.
Fee EARLY BIRD:

EUR 700 (includes tuition, teaching material, social programme, trips, excursions, refreshments provided during the cultural evening and opening/closing ceremonies).

FROM MAY 1st: 750