Course description: Level 4 is for learners who have successfully completed Level 3 or who have good knowledge of the language acquired through living in the country or through using Lithuanian regularly. 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 reinforce students’ linguistic and cultural awareness through continuous revision. Grammar skills are consolidated as an integral part of texts, short films, and topics covered during the course. On completion of the course students should be able to communicate with confidence in Lithuanian-speaking environments, converse reasonably fluently with native speakers, and to retrieve information from a wide range of authentic materials. The course will cover the following:
Topics: important events in the Lithuanian history; Lithuanian political system; famous Lithuanians; Lithuanian educational system; Lithuanians abroad; Lithuanian arts and culture; environment and natural resources; global events; moods and emotions. Cultural references: relevant newspaper articles and TV programmes.
Functions: expressing different points of view; expressing feelings and emotions; initiating discussion; writing reviews; presenting a simple analysis of a film/play/concert orally and in writing; reporting on events and matters of public interest; understanding and summarising newspaper articles of interest; talking about Lithuania’s past and important figures; understanding and talking about the school system and the political system.
Grammar: word formation (suffixes, prefixes, infixes, derivation); expressing intensity with plural Genetive; compound adjectives.
Study materials: teacher’s materials