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Summer School of Latvian Language and Culture 2015
Last Update
04.03.2016

From July 13 to 22, 2015, Latvia University (LU) in cooperation with the Latvian Language Agency held a Summer School of Latvian Language and Culture 2015 for students from foreign universities to improve their Latvian language skills.

On July 13, 2015, the ceremony of Summer School opening was held which was attended by Latvia University Vice-rector for science prof. Indriķis Muižnieks, the Latvian Language Agency director prof. Jānis Valdmanis, LU pre-study training centre director Sarmīte Miltiņa, representative of LU Language Centre Laimdota Ločmele, Latvian language lecturers Inta Līsmane and Sandra Godiņa, as well as summer school participants.

Summer school is organized for foreigners with previous knowledge of Latvian (A1 level). In 2015 the Summer School was attended by students from France, INALCO Institute in Paris, Germany, Ernst-Moritz-Arndt-Universität Greifswald, Estonia, Tallinn University of Technology, Finland, University of Helsinki, the People's Republic of China, the Beijing Foreign Languages ​​University.

For 10 days students attended intensive Latvian language courses as well as listened to lectures on Latvian history, art and folklore, visited Riga History and Navigation Museum, the Museum of Art Nouveau and went on an offsite seminar to Ventspils. On the completion of the Summer school the participants had their Latvian language proficiency tested and certificates issued.

The aim of the Summer School is to improve and strengthen the Latvian language skills and understanding of Latvian history, culture and folklore, to provide a possibility for foreign students who study Latvian in their home universities and foreign students who study in Latvian universities to feel the diversity of Latvia.

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