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Course code: ValoT222
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Faculty of Humanities
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262654
Course abstract:
The German language communication course aims at the development of intermediate level learners’ oral and written language competence promoting their communication skills. The course deals with different topical issues in newspapers, on the radio, on the Internet, on TV and other media). The course especially focuses on current issues in German and Latvian everyday culture.
Course code: Valo1877
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Credit pointsECTS creditsTotal contact hoursNumber of hours for seminars and practical assignmentsIndependent study hours
23323248
Course abstract:
The course is intended for students of all subjects with German language level B1/B2. Its goal is to expand their reading and listening comprehension as well as their writing and speaking skills. Most of the materials and exercises are based on students’ academic needs, complemented, however, by sources from politics, history and social life. Two representative languages will be analyzed and taught in detail with regard to their specific structure. In addition, a subject adequate communication will be practised by writing summaries, abstracts (for research papers), by talking on the phone with experts and by giving presentations. The participants are expected to contribute actively in class. The course concludes with an exam that includes questions for a listening text.
Course code: Valo1897
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Credit pointsECTS creditsTotal contact hoursNumber of hours for seminars and practical assignmentsIndependent study hours
23323248
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The course objectives are to teach students the basics of the German language as a means of a cross-cultural communication and to develop students' interaction skills, learning vocabulary and phrases, grammar and grammatical structures, to perceive and to understand written texts (reading comprehension), to be able to understand spoken questions, short dialogues and oral utterances (listening comprehension), as well to communicate orally (oral communication skills) and in writing (written communication skills) with German speaking students, teachers, friends, colleagues, customers and so on in everyday, study, practice and working situations , selecting the right words, phrases and constructions, according to the situation, country or province.
Course code: Valo1901
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Credit pointsECTS creditsTotal contact hoursNumber of hours for seminars and practical assignmentsIndependent study hours
23323248
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The course objectives are to perfect students' basics of the German language as a means of a cross-cultural communication and to continue developing students' interaction skills, extending vocabulary and phrases, adding grammar and grammatical structures, so that students perceive and understand simple written texts (reading comprehension), are able to understand spoken questions, short dialogues and oral utterances (listening comprehension), as well to communicate orally (oral communication skills) and in writing (written communication skills) with German speaking students, teachers, friends, colleagues, customers and so on in everyday, study, practice and working situations , selecting the right words, phrases and constructions, selecting the right words, phrases and constructions, according to the situation, country or province.
Course code: ValoT068
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Credit pointsECTS creditsTotal contact hoursNumber of hours for seminars and practical assignmentsIndependent study hours
34.5565664
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The aim of the course is to develop the students’ capability to read and listen to German historical texts. The course focuses on the first half of the 20th century dealing both with texts of the Weimar Republic and the Nazi takeover of power. The classes are devoted to political, legal, journalistic and academic sources as well as to texts of everyday life (such as advertising texts). The students will learn important historical terms and common abbreviations and will also be able to improve their knowledge of German sentence structures.
Course code: Valo1936
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23323248
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The course is intended for students of law and social sciences. It aims at developing the students’ skills of dealing with German legal language in legal discourse, including media texts on legal topics (in newspapers, on the internet, on the radio and on TV). Practical exercises cover constitutional, European and civil law as well as their representation in the media. These exercises develop the students’ receptive skills (reading and listening) as well as their productive abilities (writing and presenting legal texts). The course is devoted to the specific linguistic characteristics of legal language (technical terms and syntactical features such as sentences in the subjunctive), and it discusses different types of legal and journalistic texts (contracts, laws, verdicts, newspaper articles, radio and TV reports).
Course code: PolZT000
Structural unit:
Faculty of Social Sciences
Credit pointsECTS creditsTotal contact hoursNumber of hours for lecturesNumber of hours for seminars and practical assignmentsIndependent study hours
4664323296
Course abstract:
The aim of the course is to provide analysis of the governance methods and instruments in the public management in the EU countries. The course is designed to explain all main public management methods and to provide the insight in the main management guidelines. The course will focus on multi-level governance and different types of governance applied in EU countries.
Course code: ValoT006
Structural unit:
Faculty of Humanities
Total contact hoursNumber of hours for seminars and practical assignmentsIndependent study hours
5656-56
Course abstract:
The course is meant for those learners who have already acquired one foreign language or who want to refresh their forgotten language skills and start learning the English language anew. By emphasizing the most essential, the learners acquire the basic grammar structures in a social and cultural context by means of authentic informative and literary texts, as well as audio and video recordings. The course reinforces the acquired grammar material, builds up the learners’ vocabulary and develops all four language skills.
Course code: ValoT023
Structural unit:
Faculty of Humanities
Total contact hoursNumber of hours for seminars and practical assignmentsIndependent study hours
5656-56
Course abstract:
The course aims at developing the learners’ communicative competence, by providing them with extensive, systematic and well-integrated practice in all four language skills necessary for successful communication in both oral and written forms of the language. The learning of grammar and lexis is balanced with practice in communicative language use and attention to details of spelling and pronunciation. The course also provides varied communicative practice involving the use of language functions and sociolinguistic features such as polite expressions appropriate to formal and informal social contexts.
Course code: ValoT024
Structural unit:
Faculty of Humanities
Total contact hoursNumber of hours for seminars and practical assignmentsIndependent study hours
5656-56
Course abstract:
The grammatical, lexical and functional content of the course is targeted specifically to meet adult learners’ needs to become operational in a variety of practical situations. The grammar themes build on the grammar the learners’ have already studied by revising, consolidating and expanding them. The topics and functional exponents, selected for their high frequency and usefulness for common everyday situations, enable the learners to increase their confidence, accuracy and fluency in English.
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