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Latvian Language Proficiency IV

The course covers Latvian grammar corresponding to the CEFRL level A2.2, and provides both theoretical knowledge about the Latvian language and practical language skills for oral and written everyday communication.

  • Course structure

    Course requirements: participation in discussions and seminars on campus or via online platforms, the university internet platform or other channel. Assignment submission deadlines are an obligatory part of the course. Completion of the obligatory assignments are necessary in order to participate in subsequent examinations.

    The language of instruction is English.

    Teaching format

    Instruction is either as distance learning or on campus, according to how the course event is defined.

    More detailed information can be found in the course description. The course description is available at the latest one month before the start of the course.

     

    Expected outcomes

    At the end of the course the student will be able to:

    • identify and analyze grammatical structures in Latvian texts corresponding to the CEFR level A2.2
    • translate texts to Latvian corresponding to the CEFR level A2.2 with the use of aids
    • carry out simple conversations in standard Latvian
    • express oneself in writing in standard Latvian

    Grading Criteria (in Swedish)

    BA1164 Betygskriterier (302 Kb)

    Assessment

    The course is examined through submitted assignments. Continual examination takes place through one written assignment submission in connection with each seminar. The basis for grading the separate examination assignments are explained in the grading criteria.

    The examination takes place in English.

    More detailed information can be found in the course description. The course description is available at the latest one month before the start of the course.

    If a student has a certificate with recommendations for special educational support due to a disability, the examiner can adapt the examination or allow the student an alternative examination.

    Examiner

    Examinatorer baltiska språk HT2022 (236 Kb)

  • Schedule

    The schedule will be available no later than one month before the start of the course. We do not recommend print-outs as changes can occur. At the start of the course, your department will advise where you can find your schedule during the course.
  • Course literature

    Note that the course literature can be changed up to two months before the start of the course.
    1. A1 Laipa. Latviešu valoda. Mācību grāmata, 2014. ISBN 978-9984-829-08-1
    2. A1 Laipa. Latviešu valoda. Darba burtnīca, 2014. ISBN 987-9984-829-09-8
    3. Self-correcting exercises at https://elaipa.lv/Home/A1
    4. Audio files and exercises: https://maciunmacies.valoda.lv/speles/Laipa/index.html
    5. Inga Klēvere-Velhli, Nikole Naua: Latviešu valoda studentiem, Rig 2012. ISBN 978-9984-815-65-7 (Book and CD)
    6. Dace Prauliņš: Latvian: an essential grammar. Routledge, London, 2012. [Electronic resource]
    7. Dzintra Kalniņa et al: English-Latvian Dictionary/Latvian-English Dictionary. Avots, Riga, 2003. Or any other appropriate dictionary, or online, eg. http://www.sazinastilts.lv/language-learning/vocabulary, https://lv.glosbe.com, etc.
    8. Additional material in the modules (on ATHENA)