In-depth language courses

WRITING/CONVERSATION WORKSHOPS

The conversational workshops offer interactive activities, based on associations between language and action. Unexpected situations, challenges and personalities. What should you do if the lady at the bakery who is serving you, suddenly breaks down in tears? Or, if you are short of 10 cents when buying a train ticket? Or, if two people from whom you have asked directions, point in different directions and start arguing?

Morning groups: Monday, Wednesday and Friday 10.45–12.15am

Evening groups: Monday, Tuesday and Thursday 19.00–20.30pm

Writing workshops offer tasks where we write our own documents based on authentic ones: a thank you, a complaint, an invitation, and letters of inquiry in an e-mail format, a love letter, a comment on Facebook and Twitter.

Morning groups: Monday, Wednesday and Friday 9.00-10.30am

Evening groups: Monday, Tuesday and Thursday 17.15-18.45pm

Registration: from 04/12/2018

Activities: 07–18/01/2019

Course: 9 h

Cost: 59 €

French language level: A1-A2-B1-B2

 

THE TRAVELER’S

When travelling to one of the francophone countries, take along the minimum collection of necessary words and phrases with you in your baggage!

The French Institute has developed a special training course which will allow you to take your first steps in the French language when planning your travel to one of the 30 countries where the French language is the state language.

Registration: from 04/12/2018

Activities: 23/02–20/04/2019 Saturday 3.15–4.45pm
Course: 12 h

Cost: 89 €
French language level: none required

 

PHONETICS AND PRONUNCIATION

The aim of the course – to find out about the main problems associated with learning the phonetics of the French language, to repeat the pronunciation of vowels and consonants, to understand why the French language “is not written as it’s spoken”, to connect writing with the sounds, as well as practicing French language intonation and pronunciation.

Registration: from 05/02/2019

Activities: 19/02–16/04/2019 Tuesday 7.30–9pm
Course: 12 h

Cost: 69 €
French language level: A1

 

READING CLUB FOR ADULTS

Has any book ever changed your life? A literary symphony has a countless number of notes and everyone can find their own!

In the reading club, we introduce you to Francophone literature and authors! During our get-togethers we will read, reflect, dig for hidden treasures and learn to read between the lines and read aloud.

We will share our joy in reading at the French Institute’s mediateque!

Registration: from 04/12/2018

Activities: 28/01–08/04/2019 Monday 7–8.30pm
Course: 15 h

Cost: 90 €
French language level: starting from A2.3

 

 

FRENCH CINEMA IN DIALOGUE

Dialogue is the key element of a film’s scenario and in combination with the image, it gains a special charm, creating intrigue and tension. By listening and examining French film dialogue, you will find out more, not only about French cinema, its genres, cult phrases and personalities, but also about the French language as we hear it, its accents, dynamics, lexicon and syntax.

Registration: from 05/02/2019

Activities: 21/02–04/04/2019 Thursday 7–9pm
Course: 12 h

Cost: 89 €
French language level: starting from B1.1

 

FUN AT THE MUSEUM!

The goal of the activity is to strengthen and perfect the basic knowledge of the French language acquired during the regular course through works of art, with each activity being dedicated to a specific theme, examining paintings, focusing attention on places, personalities, items and themes portrayed in works of art, and through carrying out interactive tasks.

The acquisition of language, like art, is a creative process!

Registration:
from 04/12/2018

Venue: LNMM, Jaņa Rozentāla laukums 1

Activities for level A1: 25/01–12/04/2019 on Fridays (5.30–7pm)
Activities for level A2: 25/01–12/04/2019 on Fridays (5.30–7pm)
Activities for level B1: 26/01–13/04/2018 on Saturdays (10.15–11.45am)

Course: 12 h
Cost: 96 €

 

FRENCH CIVILIZATION: ART AND CRAFTS IN FRANCE

French craftsmanship is famous throughout the world, uniting a wide range of professions (antique furniture restorers, stained glass specialists, ceramicists, bookbinders and others). Through observing traditions, these trades where people still work with their hands, are still highly valued. In the activities, we will use authentic documents and video materials, which will help you to uncover the work secrets, workshops and skills of the renowned French tradesmen and be a witness to how masterpieces of tradesmanship are created.

Registration: from 05/02/2019

Activities: 20/02–17/04/2019 Wednesday 7–9pm
Course: 12 h

Cost: 96 €
French language level: starting from B2-C1

 

PREPARATION FOR DELF B2 EXAM

Work with sample tasks in order to train all language skills: listening and comprehension, reading and comprehension, writing and speaking.

Registration: from 05/02/2019

Activities: 19/02–16/04/2019

Course: 12 h

Cost: 69 €