DESCRIPTION OF COURSE UNIT


1.

Code

Course unit title

Title of the degree programme

LLL17B000570

Pre-intermediate Lithuanian (CEF levels A2-B1)

Elective subject


2.

Name of lecturer(s)

Departament(s)

Coordinator: Prof. Dr. Violeta Janulevičienė (vjanul@mruni.eu)

a. o: Prof. Dr. Violeta Janulevičienė

Institute of Philosophy and Humanities


3.

Cycle of course unit

Level of course unit

Type of course unit

I

Second

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):

Basic level of Lithuanian (CEF level A1)

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

This intermediate course of Lithuanian is primarily offered for students who had successfully passed an intensive Lithuanian language course (achieved CEF level A1)/ had mastered the basics of the language on their own or wish a follow-up course during the second semester of their Erasmus studies. The course 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 following topics: travelling in Lithuania and outside, places of interest in the vicinity of the dormitory; renting a flat/room; health and appearances; Lithuanian legends and stories; cultural issues; Lithuanian holidays and traditions. 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 pre-intermediate/intermediate (CEF A2-B1) 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.

Oral- class and individual –assessment. Written assessment- classic and interactive


9.

Course contens

Topics

Contact work hours and planned learning activities

Independent work hours and tasks

Tasks

1. Places of interest in the vicinity of the dormitory and in the city. Noun and adjective cases : Locative (Singular and Plural). Adverbs of time.

6

6

8

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

2. Places of interest in Lithuania. Travelling in Lithuania and outside. Noun and adjective cases : Accusative (Singular and Plural). Pronouns savo and mano.

8

8

10

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

3. Renting a flat/room. Means of comparison …kaip…, toks…. kaip…, ne toks…kaip…, panašiai , kaip.

8

8

10

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

4. Health and appearances. Expressing preference. Noun and adjective cases : Instrumentative (Singular and Plural).

6

6

10

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

5. Best known Lithuanian legends and stories. Adjectives: neutral gender. Particles: dar, jau, tik, etc.

6

6

6. Lithuanian holidays and traditions. Tenses: būtasis kartinis and būtasis dažninis. Prepositions: apie,per,nuo, iki,po.

6

6

10

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

7. Visual arts (painting, cinema, theater) and music in Lithuania and my home country. Prepositions with location meanings. Expressing causation: dėl; …todėl, kad…; nes; kadangi.

6

6

10

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

8. Nature: landscape, flora and fauna. Expressing continuous actions and their end : ne-; nebe-; tebe-.

6

6

8

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

9. Everyday rituals and routine chores. Expressing time: apie; tada, kai…; po to, kai…; prieš tai, kai…; kol…tol… .

6

6

10

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

10. State of mind and feelings. Deminutives: -elis;-elė; -ėlis; -ėlė; -ukas; - utė;-ytė.

6

6

10

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

Examination.

2

2

10

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

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 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.