Learning Latvian — how exciting!
Last weekend, several groups began learning Latvian remotely to acquire the B2 and C1 levels of language proficiency. It is a pleasure to see that a large number of migrants do not want to stop at acquiring an A2 proficiency level, which is necessary to obtain a permanent residence permit, but instead want to learn to freely speak, read and watch films in Latvian.
We hope that by acquiring a C1 proficiency level, language learners will be able to:
- understand long radio and TV programs with almost no effort;
- understand texts on a variety of topics and in a variety of literary styles, including long, factual texts, comments and reports;
- present their thoughts on complex issues in essays, choosing the appropriate style of communication clearly and logically;
- express themselves fluently and spontaneously, be able to argue their opinions, express their thoughts and opinions accurately and clearly.
To help those involved in the learning process, we’ve developed a wide range of language learning materials that will be useful for both teachers and learners alike. The materials can be found on the Latvian Language Agency’s (LVA) website www.valoda.lv and its subsites www.maciunmacies.lv and www.sazinastilts.lv.
We urge all learners of the C language proficiency level to take a look at an application we’ve developed — “Language consultations: electronic database” (https://www.valodaskonsultacijas.lv/lv/tutorial), which features a well-designed summary of a lot of popular questions regarding Latvian orthography, spelling, grammar and vocabulary, stylistics and language culture. The “Latvian Language Handbook” could prove equally useful during the study process (http://valodasrokasgramata.lv/introduction).
Learning the Latvian language — it truly is exciting!
The aim of the project “Learning Latvian language in order to facilitate the integration of third-country nationals into the labour market 3” (No. PMIF/6/2020/3/01) is to ensure that third-country nationals acquire the Latvian language in a modern and diverse way, so they can acquire further education, communicate on a conversational level and satisfy the needs of the local labour market.
For more detailed info:
(Methodologist of the Latvian Language Agency)
Phone No.: 67350764