DESCRIPTION OF COURSE UNIT


1.

Code

Course unit title

Title of the degree programme

LLL17B000532

Basic Lithuanian

Elective subject


2.

Name of lecturer(s)

Departament(s)

Coordinator: Prof. Dr. Irena Kruopienė (irena.kruopiene@mruni.eu)

a. o: Inga Banytė, Prof. Dr. Violeta Janulevičienė

Institute of Philosophy and 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

2 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. Communication and 2. Information management. Subject specific competences: 4. Understanding and analysis of language structure and 6. 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.


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, apologise, 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 sb to sb
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

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

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

10

10

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

9

9

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 a semester.

The assignments are scored on a scale from 1 to 10.

Test / didactic test / progress test

20

9th week of a semester.

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

Examination

50

The end of a semester.

The examination consists of listening, grammar, vocabulary, reading and writing tasks, covering topics of the whole course material.