Summer School «Cultural Aspects of Latvian Language»

Summer School «Cultural Aspects of Latvian Language»

The Summer School «Cultural Aspects of Latvian Language» designed as a comprehensive, interactive, secure and open platform for people with different cultural codes who will have a chance within 12 days to experience Latvian cultural space through the past-present-future perspective.

During intensive 12 days, under the guidance of experienced teachers and professionals, summer school participants, will go through such topics as Latvian history, politics, culture, folklore, art, literature and technology. To learn and understand Latvia as a unified culture, as well as to enjoy the nature of Latvia, there are four trips planned during those days.

Participants of the Summer School will intensively study the Latvian language and exploring the Latvian worldview in modern Latvia. They will conduct an in-depth study of the topic of interest in line with today's actualities and challenges, not only improving language skills, but also getting a greater understanding of contemporary culture, language conservation and language transformation issues.

The Summer School «Cultural Aspects of Latvian Language» will involve academic classes, practical group work, organisation visits, cultural and leisure activities.

The course aim is to improve Latvian language knowledge, to get to know Latvian culture and to experience the issues of culture, language and identity in the modern world.


Learning outcomes:
  • Improvement of students’ knowledge of Latvian language.
  • Understanding of the traditional Latvian culture, life-style and way of thinking.
  • Understanding of the importance of cultural preservation and the beauty of diversity.
  • Awareness of the challenges of the modern multicultural world.
Study credits:
Participants will receive 4 credit points for participating in the summer school (6 ECTS).
Fees and other details:
  • What? Cultural Aspects of Latvian Language
  • Where? Riga Technical University, Riga, Latvia
  • When? 14.08.2019.–25.08.2019.
  • How long? 12 days
  • Who? Students interested in the relationship between language and culture
  • How much? 600 EUR (including lectures, practical classes, course materials, accommodation).
  • The OUTCOME: RTU certificate, 6 ECTS and practical experience
Student from the following countries can obtain Latvian government scholarships for the summer school. Scholarship covers accommodation, catering, lectures, workshops, excursions, field trips and cultural activities except travel, visa and insurance costs.

Complete the application form.

In case any questions regarding registration and organisation issues occur, contact:

Foreign Students Foundation and Short-Term Courses Unit
Riga Technical University
1 Kalku Street, Room 312, Riga
LV-1658, Latvia

Head of Unit
Ms Natalja Muracova
+371 29217056

Project Coordinator
Ms Anna Sedova
+371 67089313