DESCRIPTION OF COURSE UNIT


1.

Code

Course unit title

Title of the degree programme

LLL17B000531

Basic Lithuanian

Elective subject


2.

Name of lecturer(s)

Departament(s)

Coordinator: Assoc. Prof. Dr. Sigita Rackevičienė (sigita.rackeviciene@mruni.eu)

a. o: Assoc. Prof. Dr. Sigita Rackevičienė

Institute of Humanities


3.

Cycle of course unit

Level of course unit

Type of course unit

I

First, basic

Optional


4.

Mode of delivery

Year of study and semester when the course unit is delivered

Language of instruction

face-to-face

1 semester

English, Lithuanian


5.

Study requirements

Prerequisites:

Co-requisites:

Work placement(s):

Not applicable

Not applicable

Not applicable


7.

Number of ECTS credits allocated

Student's workload

Contact work hours and planned learning activities

Independent work hours

6

162

66

96


8.

Purpose of the course unit

Basic Lithuanian is a practical course unit dedicated to develop and enhance the competencies and skills of modern general Lithuanian language usage. This “survival” course of Lithuanian is based on actual communication (i.e. listening comprehension and speaking); reading and writing are taught only as supportive skills. Communication is concentrated on the basic topics, such as : greetings and goodbyes, routine daily activities; booking a taxi; ordering things at a café, cinema, hotel, station; free time and hobbies; telephoning; describing people and places; shopping; problems with officials and some standing jokes. Learning the language is combined with insights into local culture (everyday rituals; legends; celebration of red-letter days; music). The paramount importance is placed on active general Lithuanian vocabulary enhancement at the basic (CEF A1) level. Simultaneously, the following competences are being developed: Generic competences: 1. Multicultural communication and 2. Information management. Subject specific competences: 1. Understanding and analysis of language structure and 2. Foreign language communication.

Learning outcomes of the course unit

Teaching and learning methods

Assessment methods

Students will be able to analyze linguistic phenomena and to interpret results.

Lexical and grammatical items will be presented with a communicative and integral approach providing experimental basis to every step throughout the course. Reflective teaching. Classes- individual and group work.

Oral- class and individual –assessment. Written assessment- classic and interactive self-check and progress tests. Applying critical thinking skills. Regular group and individual feedback is provided to the students.

Students will be able : 1)to ask and give information about themselves, their cultural background and lifestyle; 2)to understand familiar words and the highest frequency vocabulary related to areas of most immediate personal relevance (e.g. very basic personal and family information, shopping, local area) and catch the main points in short, clear, simple messages and announcements; 3) to read and understand very short, simple texts , words and simple sentences on notices or in catalogues; 4) to find specific, predictable information in simple everyday material such as advertisements, prospectuses, menus and timetables; 5) to write a short, simple postcard; 6) to fill in forms with personal details, e.g. entering name, nationality and address on a hotel registration form; 7) to write short, simple notes and messages.

Classes- individual and group work on practical and creative tasks; interactive study methods (work on-line ) ; use of video and audio materials and task fulfillment; creative contextual tasks, role-playing.

Oral- class and individual -assessment; Individual and team recorded role-play presentations; observations. Written assessment- classic and interactive self-check and progress tests; written assignments. Examination.

Students will be able to analyze phenomena of the Lithuanian, English and their native languages and to interpret the gained insights.

Classes- individual and group work on analytical tasks.

Oral- Individual and team presentations on the carried out simulations; observations. Written assessment- self-check and progress tests; written assignments . Examination.


9.

Course contens

Topics

Contact work hours and planned learning activities

Independent work hours and tasks

Tasks

1. How to say hello;
How to say goodbye;
How to thank, apologize, start a conversation;
How to get acquainted;
How to ask about one’s family status.

Alphabet.
Vowels, Diphthongs and Consonants
Personal Pronouns
Demonstrative Pronouns
Possessive Pronouns
Verbs with -(i)a. Present Tense
Negative
Adverbs with -iškai

Countries
Nationalities
Capitals
Names of People

9

9

12

Training exercises. Watching and analysing video and audio materials and task fulfillment; creative contextual tasks, role-playing.

2. How to introduce somebody to somebody
How to ask where he (she) is from and where he (she) lives
How to ask about one‘s family
How to ask about one‘s profession and workplace

Nominative Singular
Genitive Singular
Locative Singular
iš + Genitive
Genitive of Possession

Family
Professions
Workplaces

9

9

14

Training exercises. Watching and analysing video and audio materials and task fulfillment; role-playing; individual presentation.

3. How to ask for information in town
How to ask for address and phone
How to call a taxi
How to invite for a walk/drive together;
How to check with sb, ask to repeat and speak slower.

Genitive of Name
prie, už, iki + Genitive
Accusative Singular
į, pas + Accusative
Instrumental of Way and Means of Transport
prašom, reikia, galima + Infinitive
Direction. Location
Sequence of Time

Town
Transport
Numerals to 100

9

9

14

Training exercises. Watching and analysing video and audio materials and task fulfillment; role-playing; group presentation.

4. How to order in a café
How to pay
How to offer sb to eat, drink

Verbs with –i. Present Tense
Nominative Plural
Genitive Plural
Constructions:
man patinka + Nominative
man reikia + Genitive
Verb + Infinitive
Number Genders and Agreement
Expression of Quantity

Food
Courses
Dishes
Price

9

9

14

Training exercises. Watching and analysing video and audio materials and task fulfillment; role-playing; individual presentation.

5. How to invite sb for a visit
How to invite sb to go/drive somewhere
How to wish sth in farewell
How to ask about one’s birthday
How to talk about the weather
How to congratulate and wish

Adjective Genders
Ordinal Numerals
Accusative of Time
Adverbs of Time

Days of the Week
Seasons of the Year
Months
Weather
Spare Time, Hobbies, Festivals

9

9

14

6. How to ask about one’s house, flat, room
How to rent a flat, room
How to tell about one‘s problems in the flat, room

Verbs with -o. Present Tense
Past Tense of the Verb
Consonant Shift
Expression of Time
Accusative Plural
ant, virš + Genitive
Adverbs of Place
Number Cases

House (Flat)
Furniture and Other Things

9

9

14

Training exercises. Watching and analysing video and audio materials and task fulfillment; role-playing; group presentation.

7. How to talk about how one feels
How to talk about one’s health troubles
How to ask for help
How to register with a doctor
How to buy some medicine

Future Tense of the Verb
Imperative Mood
Reflexive Verb
Expression of Time
Expression of Comparison
Comparative Degree of the Adverb
Construction
Dative + skauda + Accusative
be, nuo, nuo ... iki + Genitive
po + Accusative

Parts of the Body
Health
Medicine
Health Establishments and Personnel
Daily life

10

10

14

Training exercises. Watching and analysing video and audio materials and task fulfillment; role-playing; work on presenting own videorecording.

Examination

2

2

Overall

64

2

66

 

96

 


10.

Assessment strategy

Weighting percentage

Period or date of assessment

Assessment criteria

Tasks performance in practical training

30

Throughout the semester.

Evaluation of the oral and written assignments given in every class.

Test / didactic test / progress test

20

In the middle of the semester.

Test on the key lexical and grammar items. Score on a scale from 1 to 10.

Examination

50

At the end of the semester.

The examination consists of various language tasks covering the topics of the whole course material. Score on a scale from 1 to 10.