Lithuanian Language and Culture Summer Course 2021

  • Start

    2021-07-17

  • price

    150–900 eur

  • Credit

    6 ECTS

  • time

    4 weeks

  • Language

    English

Field of study

Language, culture


Duration (in weeks and hours)

4 weeks, 100 hours (approx. 56 hours of language learning)


Application deadline

Early bird deadline: May 31, 2021

Final deadline: 11 June, 2021


Dates

17 July, 2021 – 15 August, 2021


Credits

6 ECTS


Course Leader

Rūta Eidukevičienė and Vilma Leonavičienė

Coordinators:

Agnė Poderytė and Greta Garnytė (bsu@vdu.lt)


Maximum number of students


Target Group

People interested in Lithuania and the Lithuanian language, people with Lithuanian roots, people who work or will work in Lithuania, students who have studied or will come to study in Lithuania.


Entry requirements

18+


Short description

This summer is full of new things for us all: first time ever, we are offering two participation options! We remain optimistic to welcome you here at the height of our wonderful colourful and blossoming summer here in Kaunas or Vilnius, but those who cannot travel this year, will also have the online option as well!

So what this journey offers to you:

  • Option of studying in Kaunas or in Vilnius! But joined activities are planned as well!
  • Option to learn and experience Lithuanian culture online.
  • Language lessons from complete beginners to advanced learners who want to continue their journey (A1 – C2).
  • Cultural and social lectures and activities designed to create an immersive experience of Lithuanian culture.
  • Captivating special tasks and interactions with Lithuanians and your new friends from around the world united by the desire to išmokti kalbėti lietuviškai.
  • New approaches to combining innovative learning and teaching techniques.

Why it is the best:

  • We have over 20 years of experience organising Lithuanian Language and Culture courses.
  • Professional teachers and specialists of their fields delivering lectures and hosting activities for your benefit.
  • Dedicated staff members who will answer all of your questions before, during and after the courses.
  • Mentors who will guide you through the process and all the platforms we are going to use to create as unforgettable experience as one can offer.
  • Interactions with a community which will become your family.

Lithuania is a Baltic country, boasting an equally fascinating and inspiring history, speaking one of the oldest languages in the world, inhabited by friendly, talented people and surrounded by wonderful green nature, lakes, rivers that are simply breath-taking!

Without giving away too many spoilers, the course will introduce bits and pieces of the Lithuanian history and culture, so interesting, you might event want to join us for the winter course in 2022 as well.

In the summer of 2020 and later winter of 2021, we have moved this course online. Our virtual debut has been a success: we have welcomed over 100 students from around 30 countries and now we are ready to offer an improved and ever better course this summer!


Aim

To learn the Lithuanian language or to improve the existing language skills; to gain insight into Lithuanian culture by participating in lectures, cultural activities, to become one of the few people speaking one of the oldest languages in the world, to make friends all around the world, to gain professional insight into online learning.


Learning outcomes

By the end of the course students will be able to:

  • speak, read and write in the Lithuanian language (at A1, A2, B1, B2, C1 or C2 level);
  • understand the historical, social, and (geo)political situation in Lithuania and learn to provide your valuable approach to it;
  • possess knowledge about Lithuanian cinema, music, art, food and literature.


Programme Structure

Lithuanian language lectures, (socio)cultural lectures, group work, entertaining activities, individual tasks, interactions with Lithuanians.

Topics:

  • History: from the legendary Great Duchy of Lithuania, to propaganda and resistance during the Soviet times and the contemporary Lithuania
  • Virtual museum visits
  • Online / live meetings with well-known Lithuanian figures
  • Introduction of Lithuanian classical and popculture
  • So much more, but let’s leave something for the surprise


Fee

FULL, EUR FOR STUDENTS, EUR
ONLINE 300 150
CONTACT 900 720
CONTACT, LANGUAGE PACKAGE 650 520

Accommodation fee: around 5 Eur per day if in VMU dormitory. Private dorm price depends on the living arrangements (single / share room).

Non-refundable application fee: 30 Eur

*Tuition fee includes: tuition, teaching material, social and cultural programme.


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