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Rīgas detektīvs, Part 2

Date of Publication

2000

Target Group

Lecturers
Students

Domain Area

Law

Learning Scenario

Autonomous learning
Classroom Context

Target Language

Latvian

Language of Instruction

Latvian

CEFR level

B2

Type of Material

Audio
Guiding resources (online course/book)

Linguistic Features

Vocabulary
Grammar
Pragmatics
Prosody

Skills

Listening
Speaking
Critical Thinking
Reading

Description

The collection of tasks, exercises and games, available both in audio recordings and in the textbook “Riga Detective”, is supplemented with interactive tasks. Each story is designed as a separate episode that needs to be solved.
Tasks and exercises are arranged according to the 20 events of "Riga Detective", each of which has 3 parts - a total of 60 lessons. Part 2 summarizes the exercises related to the second set of 10 events, i.e., 30 lessons.
Episode 11 “Following mafia or Mežagalis in line again”: https://maciunmacies.valoda.lv/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/Detektivs6.pdf
Episode 12 “The lost documents”: https://maciunmacies.valoda.lv/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/Detektivs6.pdf
Audio recording for Episode 11 and 12: https://maciunmacies.valoda.lv/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/06.mp3

Episode 13 “Valuable coins or Lydia's adventures on a yacht”: https://maciunmacies.valoda.lv/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/Detektivs7.pdf
Episode 14 “Party intrigues”: https://maciunmacies.valoda.lv/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/Detektivs7.pdf
Audio recording for Episode 13 and 14: https://maciunmacies.valoda.lv/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/07.mp3

Episode 15 “Animals - victims of crime or how to attract spectators”: https://maciunmacies.valoda.lv/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/Detektivs8.pdf
Episode 16 “Ghosts of the Blackheads House”: https://maciunmacies.valoda.lv/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/Detektivs8.pdf
Audio recording for Episode 15 and 16: https://maciunmacies.valoda.lv/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/08.mp3

Episode 17 “Double theft, or maybe it is not theft at all”: https://maciunmacies.valoda.lv/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/Detektivs9.pdf
Episode 18 “Motel ‘Leo’”: https://maciunmacies.valoda.lv/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/Detektivs9.pdf
Audio recording for Episode 17 and 18: https://maciunmacies.valoda.lv/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/09.mp3

Episode 19 “Help a friend or do not miss a beautiful girl”: https://maciunmacies.valoda.lv/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/Detektivs10.pdf
Episode 20 “A tourist disappears at the airport”: https://maciunmacies.valoda.lv/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/Detektivs10.pdf
Audio recording for Episode 19 and 20: https://maciunmacies.valoda.lv/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/10.mp3

The textbook was published in 2000, tasks, and audio files in 1999.
Open access material for strengthening language skills. Downloadable pdf format, MPS audio files.
Can be used as a basic course. Suitable for adults, especially those studying law, because the course is designed as a detective story, and learners have to solve a legal problem.

Case study

Has not been tried out with students.

Guidelines

The study course consists of both a textbook and additional detective stories and audio recordings. It is recommended to use the whole set.
The material can be used both for listening to a recording and reading a book. It will help in learning the Latvian language both in groups and individually. Tasks to be performed in groups are marked with 3 emojis, and tasks to be performed in pairs are marked with 2 emojis.

Review

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

3

Added value
The provided tangible improvements

4

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

4

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

3

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

4

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

1

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

3

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

5

Comments:
Suitable course for students studying law. Disadvantage - the course is not interactive, but there is a pdf file that must be downloaded, printed and then the answers can be written in the spaces provided. The answers are given at the end of the chapter.
Latvian Verb Tables (2014): https://maciunmacies.valoda.lv/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/DarbibasVarduTabulas_2014.pdf
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