LITH 102 – Elementary Lithuanian
5 credits, 5 times per week
M-F 9:30-10:20; THO 217
Instructor: Eglė Žurauskaitė
Kontaktai / Contact information
Office: Room 305 W, Raitt Hall
Office hours: Wednesdays 12:00-13:00 pm or by appointment
- Petrašiūnienė E., Valančiauskienė A., Našlėnaitė Eberhardt V., Jakaitė-Bulbukienė K., Vaškevičienė L. Langas į lietuvių kalbą. Lietuvių kalbos mokymo priemonė pradedantiesiems. Vilnius: Vilniaus universiteto leidykla, 2011.
- Lithuanian-English/English-Lithuanian Practical Dictionary by Gailute Urbonaite-Narkeviciene
Rekomenduojama literatūra / Recommended material:
- Dambriūnas, L., Klimas, A., Schmalstieg, W. Introduction to Modern Lithuanian. New York: Franciscan Fathers, 1993.
- Tekorienė D. Lithuanian Basic grammar and conversations. Kaunas, 1990.
Kurso turinys ir tikslai/ Class content and goals
The course suggests basic communication in real-life situations: Meeting People, Ordering Meals, Getting around the City, etc. You will be able to introduce yourself and others, to talk about personal likes and dislikes, to talk about your daily routine as well as to discus minimally topics such as food, city, leisure time etc.
All four language skills will be emphasized: speaking, listening, reading and writing. Speaking skills: basic communicative patterns: greetings, introductions, conversations, searching and giving information. Dialogue in formal and informal situations. Basic features of ethnic culture. Listening skills: comprehension of simple texts; recognition of word – groups. Reading skills: comprehension of simple texts; scanning gist reading. Writing skills: the graphic system of Lithuanian language; sound-symbol relationship; principles of spelling system; writing short formal and informal texts; note-taking. Basic Lithuanian grammar: category of gender of nouns; system of declension and the main meaning of declension cases, conjugation of verbs; tenses; moods; basic vocabulary items and word-groups.
20% Darbas auditorijoje/ Class participation: based on active participation in class activities, effort to use Lithuanian and completion of assigned work.
20% Namų darbai/ Homework: Homework will be assigned and graded regularly and is due to the following class.
40% Testai ir kontroliniai darbai / Tests and Quizzes: Tests or Quizzes will be given after each learned lesson. The dates will be arranged in advance.
10% Egzaminas žodžiu/ 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% Egzaminas raštu/ Written exam: The written exam will be given on the last week of instructions. The date of the exam is Dec 9th (tentative).
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