Lithuanian is the official state language of the Republic of Lithuania and is spoken by about 4 million native speakers. It is also an official language of the European Union. Lithuanian is one of the two living Baltic languages, along with Latvian. The Baltic languages form their own distinct branch of the Indo-European languages.
Lithuania or the Republic of Lithuania, is a country in northern Europe. Situated along the south-eastern shore of the Baltic Sea, it shares borders with Latvia to the north, Belarus to the southeast, Poland and the Russian enclave of the Kaliningrad Oblast to the southwest. Lithuania has been a member state of the European Union since 1 May 2004.83.6% of the Lithuanian population are ethnic Lithuanians who speak the Lithuanian language. Several sizable minorities exist in Lithuania, such as the Poles (6.7%), the Russians (6.3%), and the Belarusians (1.2%).
As a result of the Soviet occupation, most Lithuanians can communicate in Russian. According to the Eurostat poll around 80% of the Lithuanians can hold a conversation in Russian and almost all are familiar with the most general phrases and expressions. Nowadays, most Lithuanian schools teach English as the first foreign language, but students may also study German, or in some schools, French. Schools where Russian and Polish are the primary languages of education exist in the areas populated by these minorities.
In 2003, prior to joining the European Union, Lithuania had the highest economic growth rate amongst all candidate and member countries, reaching 8.8% in the third quarter. In 2004 the growth in GDP was 7.3%, in 2005 7.6% and in 2006 7.4% . Most of the trade Lithuania conducts is within the European Union.
Whether you are learning Lithuanian for business, leisure or academic purpose, at LSI we will ensure that your Lithuanian language course is a successful and enjoyable experience:
1. Your current level of Lithuanian and training requirements will be carefully assessed.
2. Our Lithuanian tutors, who are all highly-qualified, have many years of experience in teaching Lithuanian at all levels.
3. Your course will be tailor-made to meet your specific training needs, ensuring that it is relevant, practical, effective and fun.
4. Your Lithuanian course materials will consist of a combination of relevant up-to-date materials such as books, authentic documents, audio and video recordings.
5. You will be provided with regular reports at the end of each course module.
Corporate In-company Language Training
Our 30 years of experience in providing business language training allows us to meet the particular needs of our clients from all sectors such as charities, financial services, insurance, import export, law, management consultancies, manufacturing industries, market research, oil and gas, building and property development or relocation.
Intensive Language Training
Intensive courses are ideal for people who wish to have a kick start or a refresher course prior to an important business meeting, examinations or a holiday.
Remember that an intensive course needs to be consolidated by regular practise in order to maintain the knowledge you have acquired over a short period of time.
We organise weekly Lithuanian evening classes in central London for beginners. Beginners group classes cover general topics for those with no prior knowledge of the language such as: greetings and introductions, buying tickets, eating out, shopping, asking for personal information etc. The maximum number of students is 10 per class.