LITH 201 - 2nd Year Lithuanian
M-F, 11:30-12:20; MGH 282
Instructor: Eglė Žurauskaitė
Office: Room 305 W, Raitt Hall
Office hours: Wednesdays 12:00-13:00 pm or by appointment
- Pribušauskaitė J. Kaip sekasi? Trumpas lietuvių kalbos kursas pažengusiems. Vilnius: Vilniaus universiteto leidykla, 2011.
(Course package with the title “LITH 201 A” is available on Ave Copy Center, 4141, University Ave NE))
- Handout materials prepared by the instructor, available in class.
- Lithuanian-English/English-Lithuanian Practical Dictionary by Gailute Urbonaite-Narkeviciene
- Anglonas: app for your iPhone, iPod touch or iPad.
- Lithuanian-English/English-Lithuanian dictionary online: http://www.lietuviu-anglu.com/
- Dambriūnas, L., Klimas, A., Schmalstieg, W. Introduction to Modern Lithuanian. New York: Franciscan Fathers, 1993.
- Tekorienė D. Lithuanian Basic grammar and conversations. Kaunas, 1990.
- Paulauskienė A. Valeika L., Modern Lithuanian. 1994
Class content and goals
This course is designed for learners who have preliminary knowledge of Lithuanian. It focuses on all four skills: reading, writing, speaking and listening. The aim of the course is to consolidate previous skills of Lithuanian and to build on them further. On completion of the course students should be able to communicate in, and understand, Lithuanian in a variety of practical everyday situations. The course covers the following areas:
Topics: holidays and traditions, family now and earlier; houses, flats and furniture; professions and jobs; travelling; leisure and daily routine. Cultural references: national and religious celebrations, newspaper articles.
Functions: congratulating people, talking about family; saying dates, renting and buying a house; talking about job and job interview; planning trips; understanding and giving directions; making appointments, offering to spend time together, writing CV and advertisements, describing places, writing postcard, giving suggestions, talking about daily routine.
Grammar: different kind of questions, verb tenses, the frequentative past tense, cases of nouns and adjectives, possession, sentence conjunctions, degrees of comparison, subjunctive mood, prepositions, +-verb prefixes, reflexive verbs.
Daily attendance is essential. If you need to miss (part of) a class due to an emergency, contact the instructor beforehand or as soon as possible.
20% Class participation: based on active participation in class activities, effort to use Lithuanian and completion of assigned work.
20% Homework: Homework will be assigned and graded regularly and is due to the following class.
40% Tests and Quizzes: There will be a Midterm and a Final exam. These exams will consist of a test written in class and an oral part (conversation with the instructor, short role-plays). Tests or Quizzes will be given after each learned lesson. The dates will be arranged in advance.
10% Oral exam: Oral exam will be arranged during the last week of instructions. The exam will consist of a short interview/conversation in Lithuanian between one student and the Lithuanian instructor based on learning material.
10% Written exam: Dec 12th (tentative).
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Why Study Lithuanian?
Lithuanian courses are a fun way to satisfy your language requirement, learn more about Lithuanian heritage, or get acquainted with a special Indo-European language. Our courses are taught by an exceptional faculty, including our visiting Lithuanian Language Lecturer.
How will this impact my career?
In our increasingly global world, proficiency in a foreign language is a big career asset! Students of Lithuanian have gone on to jobs in local and international business, as well as graduate and professional school.
What requirements am I filling?
The College of Art and Sciences, the School of Social Work and the College of Education have language requirements beyond the UW admission requirement – studying Lithuanian through the third quarter fulfills this requirement.
What scholarships are available?
Students of Lithuanian are eligible to apply for support from the Baltic Program Fund.
Can I study abroad?
Yes! We have a variety of programs for students to study abroad in Lithuania and throughout Scandinavia and the Baltics.
How does registration work?
The sequence starts in autumn quarter with LITH 201 and lasts for three quarters.
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