Riga, Latvia

Latvian Language and Culture 2022

online course
when 12 July 2022 - 25 July 2022
language Latvian
duration 2 weeks
credits 6 EC
fee EUR 285

For the 8th year, the University of Latvia in collaboration with the Latvian Language Agency organizes "Summer School of Latvian Language and Culture" for students and others interested in learning and enhancing their Latvian language skills, as well as expanding their knowledge of Latvian history, art and folklore.

Considering the current situation with COVID-19, this year summer school will be held online (MS Teams).

We offer:
 intensive, modern and interactive Latvian language course
 afternoon discussions on Latvian history and politics
 afternoon discussions on Latvian culture and art
 afternoon discussions on Latvian folklore: customs and traditions
 guided tours of Riga and the Ethnographic Open-Air Museum of Latvia
 excursion to the Museum of the Occupation of Latvia and the Kr. Barons Memorial
Museum, Rainis and Aspazija House-Museum in Riga


12 July 2022 – 25 July 2022:
15:00 Latvian Time, A0-A1 and B1 Latvian Languages levels (America, Europa);

27 July 2022 - 9 August 2022:
9:00 Latvian Time, A0-A1 and A2 Latvian Languages levels (Asia, Australia, Europa)

Language of instruction: English

Duration: 2 weeks

Registration fee EUR 15
Tuition fee EUR 285

Registration deadline for scholarship applicants: 01.04.2022

Registration deadline for other applicants: 01.07.2022.

Course leader

Pre-Studies Training Centre at the University of Latvia.

Target group

People who want to learn and improve their Latvian language skills and expand their knowledge of Latvian history, art, and folklore. The students who study the Latvian Language or other Baltic languages at their home universities are particularly encouraged to apply.

Course aim

The study programme enables students to learn the Latvian language or to enhance their existing language skills and intercultural awareness and sensitivity. The programme is designed to be interactive and allows to practise newly acquired knowledge and skills. The cultural activities and excursions are planned to supplement classwork and to introduce participants to the rich diversity of the geographical, linguistic, and cultural areas of Latvia.

Credits info

6 EC
The attendees, having successfully completed the course, are awarded 6 ECTS.

Fee info

EUR 285: Tuition fee: EUR 285
Registration fee: EUR 15


International students can apply for Latvia State (the State Education Development Agency) scholarships.

There are 10 scholarships available for participation in the summer school. Application deadline:01/04/2022.