UCL School of Slavonic and East European Studies (SSEES)


Lithuanian Level 3 Upper Intermediate

Course description: Level 3 is for learners who have successfully completed Level 2 or who have some knowledge of the language acquired through regular visits to Lithuania or self-study. 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 reinforce students’ linguistic and cultural awareness through continuous revision, and by relating the new material to the students’ previous knowledge. On completion of the course students should be able to communicate in most Lithuanian environments, as well as understand relevant information from authentic sources. The course will cover the following:

Topics: mass media; work and career; public services; contemporary Lithuanian society; regions of Lithuania; information technology; health and well-being; sports. Cultural references: contemporary literary texts (short stories), newspaper articles, radio podcasts.

Functions: expressing an opinion; making suggestions and recommendations; linking ideas; summarising a text; presenting a short topic; writing formal letters, CV’s and emails; expressing agreement/disagreement; initiating debate; making a complaint.

Grammar: active and passive participles; necessitative participle; inversions; emphatic forms of adjectives; ordinal numbers and participles; fractional numbers; collective numerals; productive derivational patterns; the passive voice; the complex sentence.

Study materials: teacher’s materials.