Course description: Level 5 for learners who have successfully completed Level 4 or who have very good knowledge of the language acquired through living in the country extensively or by using Lithuanian regularly through work or personal relationships. The course runs over three ten week terms and each session is two hours long. It focuses on all four skills: reading, writing, speaking and listening. The aim of the course is to help fluent speakers of Lithuanian to maintain and extend their knowledge of the language, as well as to enhance their literacy and translation skills, and cultural awareness. The course will cover the following:
Topics: science and civilisation; Lithuanian youth culture; moral and ethical values; colloquial expressions; regional language differences; additional topics chosen according to students’ specialised interest. Cultural references: historical highlights, works of fiction, mass media.
Functions: understanding colloquial language; understanding basic regional accents and language; expressing preference, (un)certainty, fear, doubt; presenting and defending an argument; public presentations and monologues; expressing gratitude, sympathy, appreciation; expressing regret and indifference; responding to criticism.
Grammar: expressing time with participial constructions; colloquial and regional grammatical forms; synonyms, antonyms, polysemy.
Study materials: teacher’s materials