International Latvian Language and Culture Summer School "Taste Latvian"


Rezekne Academy of Technologies (RTA) offers students, academic staff and all interested parties who are willing to acquire the Latvian language (without preliminary knowledge) to take part in the RTA international summer school of the Latvian language and culture Taste Latvian. The school offers a great opportunity to not only acquire another language, but also to become acquainted with the culinary heritage of Latgale as well as the Latvian and Latgalian culture. The summer school will take place from 9th – 18th of August in Rezekne, Latvia.

Each day the participants of the summer school will be able to learn the Latvian language in the intensive sessions by using the newest and most effective foreign language acquisition methods. There will be an opportunity to straight off apply the obtained knowledge in practice by visiting tourist attractions that offer dishes of the culinary heritage of Latgale and introduce with the recipes of these dishes. The knowledge of the Latvian and Latgalian culture will be complemented with trips around Rezekne which is also known as the city in the heart of Latgale. There will also be a trip to a traditional culture centre of Latgale called „Latgaļu sāta”, a trip to the RTA Food Processing Laboratory and a trip to the oldest city in Latvia – Ludza and its Craftsmen Centre.

The participants will be able to combine all the summer school adventures into a self-made video sequence. There will be an opportunity to be inspired by going to the International Short Film Festival Open Place, whereas in the creative workshops of media it will be possible to increase knowledge in this sphere.

Taste the Latvian language, Latgale and Rezekne!

Programme (Pdf)

  • Credits: 3 ECTS. After the acquisition of the programme the summer school participants will receive an informal education certificate of Rezekne Academy of Technologies and the centre of Lifelong Learning.
  • Scholarships: Students and academic staff from 40 countries can obtain 10  Latvian government scholarships to participate in the summer school. The scholarship covers accommodation, catering, lectures, workshops, excursions, and cultural activities. The participants have to cover visa, travel and insurance costs.  
  • Fee: EUR 711 (covers accommodation, catering, lectures, workshops, excursions, and cultural activities. The participants have to cover visa, travel and insurance costs).
  • Application process:
    1.  fill in the application form;
    2. send your CV, a copy of your passport, a copy of English proficiency level (if you have any) and a Motivation Letter stating your personal and academic reasons to join the summer school to Application deadeline for scholarship candidates is April 1, 2019. 

Contacts: international lifelong learning and distance learning projects coordinator of RTA Lifelong Learning Centre Margarita Graiconoka, e-mail:

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