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In this section you will find out: 

✅ Why should you learn Latvian?

✅ How long does it take to master Latvian?

✅ Does your mother-tongue affect your mastery of Latvian?

✅ How many classes does it take to master Latvian?

✅ Is there a Latvian language course for companies?

✅ What kind of Latvian language courses are available for individuals?

✅ Do you offer individual language lessons?

✅ How much does a Latvian language course cost?


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Baltic Media Language Learning Centre offers online language courses as both private lessons and group classes.   You can attend courses that are taking place at Baltic Media office together with other participants online. All participants can attend a video conference via Skype or other online communication tool.

✅ Why should you learn Latvian?

Latvian (latviešu valoda) is one of the two surviving Baltic languages (the other one is Lithuanian) which form a special subgroup within the Indo-European languages. Latvian is considered one of the most unchanged Indo-European languages spoken today and is roughly as old as Sanskrit. The Baltic languages are of particular interest to linguists because they retain many archaic features believed to have been present in the Proto-Indo-European language.

Latvian is an inflecting language with many analytical forms. Primary word stress, with a few exceptions, is on the first syllable. There are no articles in Latvian, however definiteness is expressed by inflection of adjectives. Basic word order in Latvian is subject–verb–object; however, word order is relatively free.

There are about 1.3 million native Latvian speakers in Latvia and 100,000 abroad. Altogether, 2 million, or 80% of the population of Latvia, speak Latvian. Its closest relations are the Slavic and Germanic language families. Official language of: Latvia, European Union. Language code ISO 639-1: LV.

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✅ How long does it take to master Latvian?

In order to learn the communication phrases used by tourists in daily situations a couple days in the language course will suffice. However, if you want to master written and spoken Latvian more properly, you should allow one to three years. In order to achieve an academic level, you will need at least five to seven years.

With time and motivation you can master Latvian faster. The more time you dedicate to learning the language, the faster you will achieve the result. Daily communication in Latvian will be a great advantage. And do not forget the media (radio and television), press, cultural events, music, and films in Latvian.

✅ Does your mother-tongue affect your mastery of Latvian?

If you speak Lithuanian or it is your mother-tongue, you will learn Latvian easier and faster. People proficient in Slavic and Germanic languages will see similarities with the Latvian grammar system and words loaned from these languages. The Baltic languages are more closely related to Slavic, Germanic, and Indo-Iranian (in that order) than to the other branches of the family. 

Some important tips in order to master Latvian faster:

  • Learn each new word in the context it is used in.
  • Repeat what you have learned often because repetition is the mother of learning;
  • Use both real and virtual Latvian language domain;
  • Use the media (TV, radio, music, literature, social media platforms) in Latvian;
  • Read fiction in Latvian, start with easy Latvian;
  • Let yourself make mistakes, use the language, jump in the Latvian language river for a swim! You can do it!


✅  Accredited online Latvian language courses

Since 2011, Baltic Media Language Training Centre is an educational institution registered with the State Education Quality Service of the Republic of Latvia. The State Education Development Agency has registered the following educational programs of Baltic Media Language Training Center: English language training  Swedish language training  German language training   Italian language training   Spanish language training   Japanese language training   Chinese language training   Russian language training   Communication training   Latvian language training   Lithuanian language training   Norwegian language training   Finnish language training 

Type of programs: Professional growth and personal development (non-formal adult education). Educational documents - certificate.

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✅ How many classes does it take to master Latvian?

Each language learner is different, however, you can see roughly how much effort and time you will have to dedicate to learning the language below:

C2 - 60 classes (C2/1) + 60 classes (C2/2)

C1 - 60 classes (C1/1) + 60 classes (C1/2)

B2 - 60 classes (B2/1) + 60 classes (B2/2) 

B1 - 60 classes (B1/1) + 60 classes (B1/2)

A2 - 48 classes (A2/1) + 48 classes (A2/2)

A1 - 48 classes (A1/1) + 48 classes (A1/2)

If you want to master one of the oldest Indo-European languages, contact the employees of our language centre by e-mail: or call +371 67224395. 

✅ Is there a Latvian language course for companies?

Teachers of the Baltic Media Language Learning Centre are professionals who use a creative, contemporary approach to preparing and conducting language courses and will adapt the content to your needs and wishes.

Latvian language courses we offer:

  • Correspond to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (A1, A2, B1, B2, C1, C2);
  • Use a test to assesses Latvian language skills of employees before starting a course;
  • Develop all the necessary Latvian language skills with a focus on speaking;
  • Teach how to conduct successful business negotiations with clients or business partners.

During the studies, the teacher checks the progress of participants of the Latvian language course and at the end of the course submits to the employer a report on presence / absence and the assessment of language skills. Participants of the Latvian language course receive a certificate of the level of Latvian language skills achieved.

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✅ What kind of Latvian language courses are available for individuals?

Baltic Media Language Training Centre offers private lessons or group classes. If you travel or go on business trips often, it is worth applying for Skype classes. Our teachers will develop a Latvian language course programme to meet your needs.

During classes you will learn how to do the following:

  • Book a hotel, order food, travel, find a job etc.;
  • Communicate to leave a good impression;
  • Tell about your culture or find out about the differences in another culture;
  • Conduct business negotiations successfully;
  • Prepare presentations in Latvian and much more.

All you have to do is assess your Latvian language skills and apply for private lessons or group classes.

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✅ Do you offer individual language lessons?

If you want to master the language faster, you might want to apply for private Latvian language lessons.

Individual Latvian language course is especially effective as the lecturer dedicates all their attention to one language learner. Although one academic hour is slightly more expensive than a group lesson, money is spent more effectively and in the long run private lessons will cost you less. If you study individually, you will need less classes to achieve the desired result than you would in a group setting. 

If you have no prior knowledge of Latvian, start with the beginner's level A1.

✅ How much does a Latvian language course cost?

24 classes (48 academic hours) will cost you from 279 euro (incl. VAT), if the classes are conducted in an open group setting at the Baltic Media Language Training Centre on Elizabetes iela 11, Riga. The price of individual learning is from 20.00 EUR + VAT (21%) per one academic hour (45 min.). One standard lesson usually lasts 1.5 h (2 x 45 min.). Fees might differ depending on the level of the course. To find out the exact fee, contact our employees by e-mail or call +37167224395.