Lithuanian Language and Culture Studies for Lithuanian Diaspora and Foreigners


The new online non-formal education programme at Vytautas Magnus University, „Lithuanian Language and Culture Studies for Lithuanian Diaspora and Foreigners,“ will be soon available!

The programme is designed for people of Lithuanian descent and foreigners who are not only interested in the Lithuanian language, history and culture but also seek to make Lithuania a part of their life project.

“We believe that our diaspora youth need an education centre, which, in addition to universal and modern education, could help revive Lithuanian identity. This programme, as well as other projects of the VMU World Lithuanian University expresses our wish to bring together all scattered Lithuanians. This is an opportunity to encourage and enable our diaspora to keep tight bonds with the motherland and to acquaint them with historical and contemporary Lithuania,“ says the Head of the Lithuanian Emigration Institute Prof. Egidijus Aleksandravičius.

About the programme
The programme is adapted to everyone: the students who have some prior knowledge of Lithuanian and complete beginners.
It has several package offers that include both, Lithuanian and culture courses. The courses in A1 and A2 packages are taught in English, while the courses in B1 and B2 packages are taught in English and/or Lithuanian.

As for the language part, every package offers courses on the Lithuanian language, phonetics, grammar and oral language practice; the culture courses include Lithuanian theatre, cinema, fine arts, folklore, traditions, mythology, history and much more. At the moment, all courses are taught online, but we are hoping to be back to the classrooms soon and offer a non-virtual experience as well.

Registration to the online courses will start in July and the lectures in September.

If you are fascinated by the Lithuanian language, interested in culture or historical facts, wish to become a student again or have your own reasons, join VMU and the non-formal education programme.

For more information and/or if you want to be informed about the start of the registration, please contact: