Coactivity: Philology, Educology / Santalka: Filologija, Edukologija, Vol 15, No 4 (2007)

Applying the Communicative Methodic in Learning Lithuanian as a Second Language

Vaida Buivydienė
Regina Žukienė


One of the strengths of European countries is their multilingual nature. That was stressed by the European Council during different international projects. Every citizen of Europe should be given the opportunity to learn languages life long, as languages open new perspectives in the modern world. Besides, learning languages brings tolerance and understanding to people from different cultures. The article presents the idea, based on the experience of foreign language teaching, that communicative method in learning languages should be applied also to Lithuanian as a foreign language teaching.
According to international SOCRATES exchange programme, every year a lot of students and teachers from abroad come to Lithuanian Higher Schools (VGTU included). They should also be provided with opportunities to gain the best language learning, cultural and educational experience.
Most of the students that came to VGTU pointed out Lithuanian language learning being one of the subjects to be chosen. That leads to organizing interesting and useful short-lasting Lithuanian language courses.
The survey carried in VGTU and the analysis of the materials gathered leads to the conclusion that the communicative approach in language teaching is the best to cater the needs and interests of the learners to master the survival Lithuanian.

Article in Lithuanian

Article in: English

Article published: 2011-04-15

Keyword(s): learning languages; Lithuanian as a second language; communicative methodic

DOI: 10.3846/coactivity.2007.31

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