Ranging from an intensive one week one-to-one Latvian language course at our London training centre to an in-company Latvian course at your offices, Communicaid is able to offer you and your organisation a language course that meets your unique needs. With training centres in London, Paris, Frankfurt and New York providing countrywide coverage and partner organisations worldwide, Communicaid is uniquely placed to be your local, national and international training partner for Latvian courses.
Our Latvian language training courses are highly personalised and designed to improve your Latvian communication and language skills, whether your focus is social, business, financial, diplomatic or legal.
Benefits of our Latvian language course
A Communicaid Latvian training course will provide you with the ability to:
- Speak Latvia fluently and accurately
- Interact more confidently when visiting Lithuania or dealing with Latvian speakers
- Empathise, build rapport and strengthen relationships with Latvian-speaking colleagues and
clients through a show of interest in the Latvian language and culture
- Demonstrate goodwill and facilitate international communication at both a personal and
Who should attend our Latvian school
A Communicaid Latvian language course is suitable for:
- Anyone liaising with Latvia and Latvian speakers
- Anyone planning to relocate to Latvia and wishing to attend a Latvian course in order to
prepare in advance for their assignment
- Business professionals conducting business regularly with Latvian speakers who wish to build
rapport and strengthen relationships by attending a Latvian course
- Government and non-governmental agency representatives working in Latvia who need to be
able to communicate at all levels
Latvian course content
The content and format of your Latvian language training course will depend on your profession, proficiency in Latvian and objectives. Whether beginner, survival, intermediate or advanced, key areas covered in all our Latvian courses include:
- Oral fluency
- Listening skills
- Pronunciation and accent
- Reading skills
- Telephone skills in Latvian
- Email skills in Latvian
- Sector-specific terminology
- Presentation & negotiation skills
Latvian language training is available seven days a week, 365 days a year. Training takes place between 08:00 and 20:00 although training is also available outside of these hours upon request.
Suitable tailored and published materials will be used throughout your course, with recommendations on self-study material and extra reading made at the beginning and throughout the duration of your course.
We offer a variety of training formats for your Latvian course – from intensive, weeklong courses to extensive, modular lessons. Appropriate formats will be discussed during your diagnostic consultancy (please click here to read more about our approach).
Latvian course trainer
All Communicaid Latvian trainers are native speakers with at least 3 years’ professional Latvian training experience. In addition to relevant academic and linguistic qualifications and experience, many of our Latvian trainers also possess significant exposure and expertise in the professional world.
Your Latvian trainer will be assigned to you following the results of your diagnostic consultancy according to your objectives and areas of focus. Detailed below is a sample profile of a member of our Latvian training team.
Born in Australia of Latvian parentage, TS originally trained as an orchestral musician and music teacher before transferring her skills to journalism and international relations. Since moving into Latvian language training, TS has become a core Communicaid Latvian trainer in London and is actively involved in the provision of Latvian courses for public sector organisations including the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, for which her own experience in international relations has proved very useful.
Latviešu – Facts about the Latvian language
Latvian is the official language of the Republic of Latvia. There are approximately 1.4 million native speakers of Latvian, most of whom are located in Latvia.
Latvian is classified as a Baltic language, a group of its own within the Indo-European language family and is most closely related to Lithuanian, although they are not mutually intelligible. The Latvian language is generally considered to have three main dialects. Central, High Latvian and Tamian. Standard Latvian is based on the Central dialect.
Latvian is written using the Latin alphabet and is composed of 33 letters, which include the following: a, c, e, g, i, k l, o, n, r, š, u, z.