Vilniaus Universitetas

Lithuanian Language Summer Course 2017

Lithuanian Language Summer Course

On 3-28 July, Lithuanian language summer courses take place at Vilnius University. Seventy six students have arrived from twenty five countries to learn Lithuanian and get to know the culture of Lithuania: Australia, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Georgia, USA, Spain, Italy, Japan, Canada, China, Latvia, Poland, Netherlands, France, Russia, Slovakia, Finland, Sweden, Ukraine, Venezuela, Hungary, and Germany. The biggest number of course participant—fourteen—have come from the USA.

 

Having received funding from the Education Exchange Support Foundation, twenty four students have joined the course. The project Promotion of Cooperation of Foreign Baltic Centres and Lithuanian Science and Education Institutions has funded participation of still more twenty students.

 

Split into six groups based on language proficiency, students study Lithuanian for four to six academic hours daily. They also attend lectures on Lithuanian culture (language, literature, history, culture of daily life, social & political life) and nature in the afternoon. There are guided tours round Vilnius University and the Old Town as well as the President’s Office, Palace of Grand Dukes, Museum of Genocide Victims. On Saturdays, students take guided tours to Kaunas, Trakai, and Rumšiškės.

 

The newspaper Lietuvos žinios as well as the news portal under the same name published an article about participants of the summer course.

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