Course about Latvia: Learn basics about country and culture
- Know basic geography.
The students will learn some information about Latvia like:
the language (alphabet, phonetics)
geography (location, largest cities, rivers etc.)
population (ethnicities, migration etc.)
religion and traditions
This course is suitable for any person who is interested in learning about Latvia. They can improve their geography skills. It can help you if you are interested in Baltic state countries. Also, learn more about how are they similar or different to other European nations. Since Latvia's location is in the northeast, the culture and climate have similarities with Scandinavian, Germanic and Slavic cultures. Even some Latvian words have origins from those cultural languages.
Another reason to take this course is in case you are interested in visiting the Baltic states. It can be an insight into what to expect. Like a traveller can prepare for the journey for things like temperature change according to seasons. Since Latvia has rainy or sunny summers, winters can become very cold and have snow & ice everywhere. Cuisine can be valuable to know since some travellers can have specific tastes or even allergies. Even though Latvian cuisine isn't known to contain spicy food, some dishes can be fatty or heavy.
I can add that religious and traditional understanding can be practical. If a traveller wants to participate, for example, in the Līgo celebration, one of the biggest celebrations of the year, symbolising summer solstice.
Who this course is for:
My name is Zane. I was born in Latvia and I speak Latvian, Russian & English. I have work experience in Sales, Tourism, Retail and Translation. I also have studied courses about teaching and want to improve it as a skill.
I have traveled to different countries like Greece, USA, South Africa, Mexico etc., and like learning new things.