The aim of the project “Living in Latvia – Learning Latvian (2nd stage)” is to ensure the acquisition of the Latvian language to the third country nationals that will promote their integration in the education system and labour market of Latvia. To achieve this aim, during 24 months EDC offers intensive Latvian language courses (120 hours) in total for 350 third country nationals in 28 groups with different initial language knowledge level and in four Latvian language interest groups to support the using of the Latvian language after completing the language course.
The overall aim of the project is to promote the integration of people, who are the third country nationals and who have a legal permit for staying in the territory of Latvia, in the education system and labor market of the Re[public of Latvia as well as to improve the accessibility of services to the target group.
The project’s (Nr. PMIF/6/2018/2/02) duration is from January 1, 2019 till December 31, 2020; the project is implemented in the framework of 2014-2020 planning period of the European Union Asylum, Migration and Integration Fund with the funding allotted by the European Union (75%) and Latvia state budget (25%). The total budget of the project is 201 553.06 Euro.
In January and February 2019, already 7 groups, namely 120 participants, have started attending the courses. Learning is organized in evening and day time groups and they take place in the center of Riga and Ziepniekkalns.
At present there is still a possibility to register for the courses (IAC kontakti)
1) B level group in Jelgava, the classes will take place on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 17:00 - 20.15 (4x45 min); the first class will start on March 11, 2019;
2) A level beginners’ group in Rīga, the classes will take place on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 17:30 - 20.00 (3x45 min), the first class will start on April 15, 2019.
Project manager - Linda Kluša,
Project pedagogical manager - Aija Kalve
Coordinator of the target group - Līga Puniņa
Accountant - Aija Rusiņa