LITHUANIAN LANGUAGE

Lithuanian is the official State Language of Lithuania. In order to become a member of Lithuanian society it is important to learn Lithuanian Language. It is required to know Lithuanian if you want to study, to get a job, to get permanent residence permit, to become a citizen of Lithuania or maybe you are planning get married with Lithuanian citizen!

 

LITHUANIAN LANGUAGE PROFICIENCY LEVELS

Categories of Lithuanian language competence are based on language proficiency levels. The Common European Framework of Reference for Languages: Learning, Teaching, Assessment, abbreviated as CEFR or CEF, is a guideline used to describe achievements of learners of foreign languages across Europe and, increasingly, in other countries. It was put together by the Council of Europe as the main part of the project "Language Learning for European Citizenship". Its main aim is to provide a method of learning, teaching and assessing which applies to all languages in Europe. In November 2001, a European Union Council Resolution recommended using the CEFR to set up systems of validation of language ability. The six reference levels (see below) are becoming widely accepted as the European standard for grading an individual's language proficiency.

Basic user (Breakthrough or beginner (A1) and Way stage or elementary (A2))

Breakthrough or beginner (A1)

  • Can understand and use familiar everyday expressions and very basic phrases aimed at the satisfaction of needs of a concrete type.
  • Can introduce him/herself and others and can ask and answer questions about personal details such as where he/she lives, people he/she knows and things he/she has.
  • Can interact in a simple way provided the other person talks slowly and clearly and is prepared to help.

Way stage or elementary (A2)

  • Can understand sentences and frequently used expressions related to areas of most immediate relevance (e.g. very basic personal and family information, shopping, local geography, employment).
  • Can communicate in simple and routine tasks requiring a simple and direct exchange of information on familiar and routine matters.
  • Can describe in simple terms aspects of his/her background, immediate environment and matters in areas of immediate need.

Independent user (Threshold or intermediate (B1) and Vantage or upper intermediate (B2))

Threshold or intermediate (B1)

  • Can understand the main points of clear standard input on familiar matters regularly encountered in work, school, leisure, etc.
  • Can deal with most situations likely to arise while traveling in an area where the language is spoken.
  • Can produce simple connected text on topics that are familiar or of personal interest.
  • Can describe experiences and events, dreams, hopes and ambitions and briefly give reasons and explanations for opinions and plans.

Vantage or upper intermediate (B2)

  • Can understand the main ideas of complex text on both concrete and abstract topics, including technical discussions in his/her field of specialization.
  • Can interact with a degree of fluency and spontaneity that makes regular interaction with native speakers quite possible without strain for either party.
  • Can produce clear, detailed text on a wide range of subjects and explain a viewpoint on a topical issue giving the advantages and disadvantages of various options.

Proficient user (Effective operational proficiency or advanced C1 and Mastery or proficiency (C2))

Effective operational proficiency or advanced (C1)

  • Can understand a wide range of demanding, longer texts, and recognize implicit meaning.
  • Can express ideas fluently and spontaneously without much obvious searching for expressions.
  • Can use language flexibly and effectively for social, academic and professional purposes.
  • Can produce clear, well-structured, detailed text on complex subjects, showing controlled use of organizational patterns, connectors and cohesive devices.

Mastery or proficiency (C2)

  • Can understand with ease virtually everything heard or read.
  • Can summarize information from different spoken and written sources, reconstructing arguments and accounts in a coherent presentation.
  • Can express him/herself spontaneously, very fluently and precisely, differentiating finer shades of meaning even in the most complex situations.

LITHUANIAN LANGUAGE CATEGORIES

I Category – need to reach A2 Language Proficiency Level. Students already understand sentences and frequently used expressions related to areas of most immediate relevance (e.g. very basic personal and family information, shopping, local geography, employment). They can communicate in simple and routine tasks requiring a simple and direct exchange of information on familiar and routine matters.They can  describe in simple terms aspects of his/her background, immediate environment and matters in areas of immediate need.

II Category – need to reach B2-C1 Language Proficiency Level. Students can understand a wide range of demanding, longer texts, and recognize implicit meaning, can express ideas fluently and spontaneously without much obvious searching for expressions, can use language flexibly and effectively for social, academic and professional purposes, can produce clear, well-structured, detailed text on complex subjects, showing controlled use of organizational patterns, connectors and cohesive devices.

III Category – need to reach C2 Language Proficiency Level. Students can understand with ease virtually everything heard or read. They can summarize information from different spoken and written sources, reconstructing arguments and accounts in a coherent presentation. They can express him/herself spontaneously, very fluently and precisely, differentiating finer shades of meaning even in the most complex situations.

 

STATE LANGUAGE CATEGORY AND LITHUANIAN CONSTITUTION EXAMS

In order to get a language competence category the exam of Lithuanian language has to be taken. Exams are organized by Commissions for Qualification of State Language Competence, acting at Lithuanian schools. Here is a list of schools, were exams of Lithuanian language and Constitution of the Republic of Lithuania can be taken. In Vilnius there is one institution where exams can be taken: Vilniaus Gabrielės Petkevičaitės-Bitės suaugusiųjų mokymo centras, Kauno g. 43, LT-03203 Vilnius, tel. 8663 52737; email.: rastine@bitescentras.vilnius.lm.lt

Here you can find online examples of Category exams. 

Lithuanian Language and Constitution of the Republic of Lithuania exams are needed if student want to get Lithuanian citizenship or permit residence.

For exams:

  • You need to be prepared for exam!
  • A copy of the bank transfer
  • Copy of your ID document
  • Application
  • If you are planning to take Constitution exam you need to bring certificate of Lithuanian Language exam. 

 

How to prepare for the exams?

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