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LATV 111 A: Basic Latvian

Meeting Time: 
MTWThF 8:30am - 9:20am
Location: 
SAV 130
SLN: 
16969
Joint Sections: 
LATV 101 A
Instructor:
Photo of Guntis Smidchens
Guntis Šmidchens

Syllabus Description:

Instructor:    Guntis Šmidchens <guntiss@uw.edu
Office: Raitt Hall 305-T
Phone: (206)616-5224

This course  aims to build basic oral and written skills in the Latvian language. The first quarter will focus on understanding basic vocabulary (about 500 most commonly used words) and grammar. 

Assignments: One or two worksheets will be assigned daily; in-class quizzes and tests will usually be on Mondays, and take-home essays will be assigned over the weekend.  

Grades will be based on daily homework assignments (20%), weekly quizzes (20%), four chapter tests (40%) and Final Examination (20%)

TEXTBOOKS AND OTHER LEARNING MATERIALS

Textbooks:

  • Lelis, Jāzeps (1982). Basic Latvian I. [available on this website] 
  • Auziņa, Ilze; Berķe, Maija; Lazareva, Anta; Šalme, Arvils (2014). Laipa A1. Rīga: LVA.

Tools:

Supplemental On-line learning materials:

Supplemental materials for grammar training:

 

 

Catalog Description: 
Fundamentals of Latvian language in order to develop reading and comprehension proficiency. Completion of all three quarters does not meet the foreign language requirement. Offered: A.
Credits: 
3.0
Status: 
Active
Last updated: 
September 6, 2019 - 9:21pm
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