What are your plans for this summer? How about learning the oldest and least-changed languages in the world, a time-travelling language, which gives us a glimpse of how people used to speak thousands of years ago?
The Lithuanian language, one of the official languages of the European Union, is also one of the richest cultural heritages of Europe. It surpasses all other European languages in its antiquity and its perfect grammatical structure.
Education Exchanges Support Foundation takes pleasure in offering Lithuanian state scholarships for students, lecturers and researchers of foreign countries to attend Lithuanian language and culture courses. In the summer 2017, Lithuanian language and culture courses will be organised at 5 universities.
The deadline for the online application submission is 1st of April, 2017.
About Lithuanian language:
Many ancient languages have vanished long ago from the knowledge of mankind; however, the Lithuanian has preserved the purity of the language from the remote period of antiquity to the modern age. The Lithuanian language has resisted change so effectively over the centuries that it’s similar to the languages people in Europe used to speak thousands of years ago.
The morphology of the Lithuanian language clearly reveals to us many unsolved historical mysteries of ancient civilization, significantly expands the horizon of linguistic science and broadens mankind’s knowledge of his past.
No other language in the world has received such praise as the Lithuanian language. The importance of the Lithuanian language was recognized not only by linguists, but also by one of the greatest thinkers in human history, philosopher Immanuel Kant (1724-1804), who had a thorough knowledge of the Lithuanian language. He comments on the Lithuanian language as follows: “The garlands of high honour have been taken to Lithuanian people for inventing, elaborating, and introducing the most highly developed human speech with its beautiful and clear phonology.”
International students, lecturers and researchers have a unique opportunity to learn one of the oldest languages in the world by applying to Lithuanian Language and Culture Courses, consisting of lectures, workshops, discussions and even sightseeing tours to deepen the knowledge about Lithuanian culture.