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.
Ten (10) Latvian language groups in Rīga and Jelgava have finished the courses in the frame of the project in September 2019. The courses have been completed by 126 third country nationals. Having completed the course, 85% of the participants have passed the state Latvian language test. The first Latvian language discussion club has also finished; 45 third country nationals have actively participated in it.
The learning of Latvian language in Rīga was organized in day and evening groups in the centre of Rīga and Ziepniekkalns,as well as one group was learning in Jelgava.
We invite the third country nationals to apply for learning the Latvian language in the groups that will start in January 2020! Please, get in contact with us - IAC (EDC) contacts:
- A level (beginners) Latvian language groups
- A2 level Latvian language groups (for those who have A1 language certificate )
- B level Latvian language groups (for those who have A2 language certificates)
The number of places is limited!
We invite you to to attend the Latvian language discussion club meetings on Thursdays at 17.30 - 19.45 till November 14, in the premises of the Education Development centre (IAC) Rīga, Dzirnavu ielā 34a-8.
Project manager - Linda Kluša,
Project pedagogical manager - Aija Kalve,
Coordinator of the target group - Līga Puniņa,
Accountant - Aija Rusiņa