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A database of selected, reviewed, tested, assessed and validated e-learning based language teaching sources addressed to Higher education students for the learning of 18 different European languages.

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Latviešu valoda pieaugušajiem

Date of Publication

2012

Target Group

Students

Domain Area

Business & Communication
Teacher Education
Tourism

Learning Scenario

Autonomous learning

Target Language

Latvian

Language of Instruction

Latvian

CEFR level

A1

Type of Material

Guiding resources (online course/book)

Linguistic Features

Vocabulary
Grammar
Pragmatics
Prosody

Skills

Listening
Speaking
Writing
Reading

Description

An interactive course intended for learning the Latvian language at the A1 level. The material includes information about Latvian sounds, numbers, days, and months of the week. The grammar section contains information about nouns, adjectives, pronouns, numerals, adverbs, verbs, and prepositions.
The course has 2 parts. Each part includes 7 lessons.
Each lesson has a vocabulary in Latvian with translation into Russian and tasks.
The course will help to enrich the vocabulary and improve language skills.
Part 1:
ALPHABET
1. Getting introduced
2. Address
3. Family
4. Place of living
5. In the city
6. Everyday life
7. Meals
GRAMMAR
Part 2:
ALPHABET
8. Weather conditions
9. Shopping
10. In a cafe and restaurant
11. Health
12. Free time
13. Travel
14. Holidays
GRAMMAR
OER, material for strengthening language skills using the Moodle platform. Answers to self-assessment tasks are also given.
Can be used as supplementary material or as basic course material. Suitable to adult learners.

Case study

Students are motivated to use the tool as additional tasks for self-study and to strengthen the material acquired and the language skills developed in the lessons. Teachers do not evaluate students' performance in this case. These are independent studies.
If there is a wish/need to assess the language skills, similar tasks may be included in a test done after the module acquisition.

Guidelines

This tool may be used as supplementary material for self-study and before the regular test. For this course, Russian language skills are desirable, because the requirements for the assignments are in Latvian and Russian.

Review

Category
Rate
Comprehensive approach
Capacity to match the needs of lecturers and students

5

Added value
The provided tangible improvements

4

Motivation enhancement
The capacity to motivate students to improve their language skills

5

Innovation
Effectiveness in introducing innovative, creative and previously unknown approaches to LSP learning

3

Transferability
Measurement of the transferable potential and possibility to be a source of further capitalisation/application for other language projects in different countries

5

Skills assessment and validation
Availability of appropriate tools for lecturers to monitor students’ progress and for students to assess own progress and to reflect on learning

3

Adaptability
Flexibility of the contents and possibilities for the LSP lecturers to adapt the contents to their and to students’ need

5

Usability
Assess the technical usability from the point of view of the lecturer and the student

5

Accessibility
Assess the accessibility from the point of view of the lecturer and the student

5

Comments:
A very good course for any group of students. For this course, Russian language skills are desirable, because the requirements for the assignments are in Latvian and Russian.
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