How does remote learning affect the acquisition of the Latvian language?

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To ascertain which approaches and methods are the most effective in language acquisition by distance learning, and to identify tools which enhance the learning process. SSNMF students participating in the courses “Latvian Language in Medicine” and “Medical Terminology in the Latvian Language” (115 people). The following methods were used in the research: analysis of the scientific literature,surveys,empirical observations,data processed by using mathematically statistical research methods.  A review of relevant literature, practical research, and process assessment revealed that whilst remote learning affects the language acquisition process, this affect can be successfully ameliorated through the use of digital tools, technologies and carefully planned tasks. To sum up the results gained it can be concluded that The majority of students prefer zoom classes, however there is a considerable number of respondents who prefer a combined learning approach which incorporates online classes with independent tasks. Online classes, self-assessment tests in e-studies, submission of independent tasks, and interactive tools are regarded as the most efficient tools in language learning. Whilst cooperation with a teacher facilitates language acquisition, the majority of students prefer to discuss homework during online classes rather than submit it in e-studies. Students identified a range of benefits of learning Latvian by distance learning such as the easy use of technologies, a variety of digital tools available and simultaneous use of varied sources of information, self-paced learning, and a decrease in stress levels leading to increased psycho-emotional comfort.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 24 Mar 2021
EventRSU Research week 2021: University Teaching and Learning - Rīga, Latvia
Duration: 24 Mar 202126 Mar 2021


ConferenceRSU Research week 2021: University Teaching and Learning
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Field of Science*

  • 5.3 Educational sciences

Publication Type*

  • 3.4. Other publications in conference proceedings (including local)


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