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Admission requirements



An introduction to Lithuanian, the Baltic language of the Republic of Lithuania. Lithuanian is the only living language that plays an important role in the reconstruction of Proto-Indo-European. It is archaic in a number of respects, mainly phonology, nominal morphology and syntax. During the first half of the course the most important aspects of the sound system and gramar of Lithuanian will be discussed and practised with the help of weekly assignments. The second part of the course will focus on the history of the Lithuanian language, with special attention for its Indo-European origins.

Course objectives

At the end of the course, participants are expected to

  • have good knowledge of the most important aspects of Lithuanian grammar;

  • possess elementary reading skills in Lithuanian;

  • be able to interpret Lithuanian data from an Indo-European perspective.



Mode of instruction

Weekly lectures and seminars.

Course Load

Total course load: 140 hours
Lectures and seminars: 26 hours
Preparation lectures and assignments: 52 uur
Assessments: 4 hours
Preparation assessments: 58 uur

Assessment method

Written half-term examination (50%) and final examination (50%) with open questions. There will be a resit for both at the end of the term.


Blackboard will be used for providing course materials (slides, execises) to the students and communicating with them.


Reading list

Course materials will be distributed through Blackboard.


Enrollment through uSis for the course and the examination or paper is mandatory.

Application for Contractual Enrollment