Latvian language (Lower Intermediate) – 4 credits; course code Valo2383

The language course is designed for foreign students, who study Latvian at UL and have completed “Elementary Latvian Course” (levels A1; A2).
Objectives of the course include improving speaking and writing skills, extending knowledge of grammar issues, developing communicative, linguistic, pragmatic and sociocultural competence. The course envisages giving an insight of usage of Latvian in the social context, fiction and journalism. The course has been developed in accordance with the set European Framework of Language (level B1).

According to B1 level specification, students are able to give and understand information regarding subjects and situations of daily routine and studies. Students are able to grasp information from mass media and comprehend a plot of fiction works.
Students are skilled enough to prevent language mistakes leading to miscomprehensions, and are aware of the communication compensating strategies.