Lithuanian Language and Culture Online Course 2021

  • Start

    2021-01-04

  • price

    280 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
4 December, 2020

Dates
4 January, 2021 – 2 February, 2021

Credits
6 ECTS

Course Leader
Vilma Leonavičienė (bsu@vdu.lt)

Maximum number of students

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

Entry requirements
18+

Short description

Gloomy winter days are perfect for learning new things: the best part is, it is now possible doing it from the comfort of your home! Sit in a comfy chair in front of your screen and let an amazing world of Lithuanian Language and Culture enfold in front of your eyes.

So what this journey offers to you:

  • Language lessons from complete beginners to advanced learners who want to continue their journey
  • Cultural and social lectures and activities designed to create an immersive experience of Lithuanian culture adapted to the online format
  • 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 online courses 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, the chances are you are going to want to join us for the summer course in 2021 as well.

In the summer of 2020, we have moved this course online. Our virtual debut has been a success: we have welcomed over 100 students from around 30 countries and encouraged by this experience and ready to offer an improved and ever better course, we are introducing its Winter edition. 


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 or B2 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
  • E-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 PRICE: EUR 280
STUDENTS: 140
(includes tuition, teaching material, online social and cultural programme).

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