Rezekne, Latvia

Latvian Language and Culture Summer School "Taste Latvian Language"

when 9 August 2019 - 18 August 2019
language English
duration 2 weeks
credits 3 EC
fee EUR 711

Rezekne Academy of Technologies (RTA) offers students, academic staff and all interested parties who are willing to acquire the Latvian language (without preliminary knowledge) to take part in the RTA international summer school of the Latvian language and culture Taste Latvian. The summer school will take place from 9th – 18th of August in Rezekne, Latvia.

Each day the participants of the summer school will be able to learn the Latvian language in the intensive sessions by using the newest and most effective foreign language acquisition methods. There will be an opportunity to straight off apply the obtained knowledge in practice by visiting tourist attractions that offer dishes of the culinary heritage of Latgale and introduce with the recipes of these dishes. The knowledge of the Latvian and Latgalian culture will be complemented with trips around Rezekne which is also known as the city in the heart of Latgale. There will also be a trip to a traditional culture centre of Latgale called „Latgaļu sāta”, a trip to the RTA Food Processing Laboratory and a trip to the oldest city in Latvia – Ludza and its Craftsmen Centre.

The participants will be able to combine all the summer school adventures into a self-made video sequence. There will be an opportunity to be inspired by going to the International Short Film Festival Open Place, whereas in the creative workshops of media it will be possible to increase knowledge in this sphere.

Taste the Latvian language, Latgale and Rezekne!

Course leader

Lifelong Learning Centre of Rezekne Academy of Technologies

Target group

Students and academic staff (without preliminary knowledge of the Latvian language).

Course aim

The school offers a great opportunity to not only acquire another language, but also to become acquainted with the culinary heritage of Latgale as well as the Latvian and Latgalian culture.

Fee info

EUR 711: The fee covers accommodation, catering, lectures, workshops, excursions, and cultural activities. The participants have to cover visa, travel and insurance costs


Students and academic staff from 40 countries can obtain 10 Latvian government scholarships to participate in the summer school. The scholarship covers accommodation, catering, lectures, workshops, excursions, and cultural activities. The participants ha