Course code Peda5032

Credit points 4

Latvian Language and Culture

Total Hours in Course160

Number of hours for lectures8

Number of hours for seminars and practical classes56

Date of course confirmation19.03.2013

Responsible UnitInstitute of Education and Home Economics

Course developer

author Izglītības un mājsaimniecības institūts

Iveta Līce-Zikmane

Dr. paed.

Course abstract

The course of study includes the Latvian language knowledge and skills. Active conversational skills and auditory perception are developed, active vocabulary is extended and pronunciation skills are improved. Students develop lexical, grammatical and functional language competence, what allows to comment sufficiently precise on the topics of the course, emphasizing the knowledge of Latvian national culture - cultural heritage, spiritual and material culture. The focus is on educational use of terms.

Learning outcomes and their assessment

• Knowledge - able to: understand the main points of clear and write speech within familiar topics, which comes during studies and leisure; understand radio and television content, when speak about current events or topics relatively slow and clear; understand the most frequent use of the educational terms according the specialty; form a concept of the Latvian national cultural diversity.
• Skills - able to: understand texts used often in every day or connected with studies; write a simple connected text, which is familiar; use more frequent terms of education; describe the Latvian national culture.
• Competence – able to: get in touch in situation travelling abroad, when is necessary to speak; briefly give reasons and explanations for opinions and plans; tell story, spread content of books or films and describe attitudes; see the basic values of Latvian national culture; use the Latvian language knowledge and skills in self-life related situations as well as in studies.

Compulsory reading

1. Nītiņa D. Palīgā! Mācībgrāmata pieaugušajiem. 3.līmenis. Rīga: LVAVP, 2002. 166 lpp.
2. Nītiņa D. Palīgā! Mācībgrāmata pieaugušajiem. 4.līmenis. Rīga: LVAVP, 2004. 176 lpp.
3. Latvian Language. [tiešsaiste] [skatīts 04.04.2013.].Pieejams
4. Flečere I., Flečers T. Discovering Latvia. Rīga: Zaiga Jansone, [2008.]. 263 lpp.

Further reading

1. English - Latvian Online Dictionary - a Bilingual Dictionary from ECTACO. [tiešsaiste] [skatīts 04.04.2013.].Pieejams
2. Skujiņa V., Anspoka Z., Kalnbērziņa V., Šalme A. Lingvodidaktikas terminu skaidrojošā vārdnīca. Rīga: Latviešu valodas aģentūra, 2011. 130 lpp.
3. Vārdnīcas internetā. Pieejams

Periodicals and other sources

1. Ilustrētā Zinātne. Rīga: Mediju grupa TOPS. ISSN - 1691-256X.
2. Izglītība un Kultūra. Latvijas Republikas nedēļas laikraksts. Rīga: Izglītība. ISSN 1407-4036.