Work From Home! Teach Languages Online

Work From Home! Teach Languages Online

We are offering an opportunity to join Baltic Media language training centre team and currently accept applications for Online Language Course Teacher for various languages. We are looking for Online English, Swedish, Japanese, Russian, Chinese, Norwegian, Latvian and other language teachers for long-term cooperation.

Baltic Media Ltd. is an ISO-certified language service agency, which specializes in all Nordic and Baltic languages. Baltic Media Ltd. was founded in Sweden in 1991, but operates in the Baltics since 1994 and is one of the leading companies in providing high-quality language services.

ONLINE LANGUAGE COURSE TEACHER:

REQUIREMENTS

  • Highly qualified and certified to teach languages;
  • Excellent knowledge of languages;
  • Experience in remote teaching;
  • Experience with various Online teaching platforms (Zoom, Skype, Discord, Google Hangouts etc.);
  • Ability to independently plan workflow, problem-solving and decision-making;
  • Strong organization skills and high attention to details;
  • Passionate about language learning and helping others achieve their language goals;
  • Computer with camera and microphone with reliable high-speed internet connection are a must.

DUTIES

  • Teaching online language courses for groups and/or individuals;
  • Preparation of training programs;
  • Preparation of teaching materials;
  • Responsibly and accurately perform all responsibilities related to conducting Online courses.

WE OFFER

  • Work in a multicultural environment;
  • Projects (piece-work);
  • Consulting and support during the whole project period;
  • Opportunity to work from any place convenient for you (work from home);
  • Competitive salary depending on education, qualifications, work ability and experience 

To apply for the Online Language Course Teacher vacancy, send your CV to kursi@balticmedia.com. Please indicate in the application the desired payment for an academic hour (45min) and an astronomical hour (60min), as well as the language combinations in which you can teach the language remotely.

Avots: Baltic Media Language Training Centre

Lieldienu novēlējumi un apsveikumi 70 dažādās valodās

jeshoots-com-z1mZLq5x_7M-unsplash

Lieldienas ir lielākie svētki kristīgajā pasaulē, kad tiek godināta Kristus augšāmcelšanās. Tāpat šī diena tiek atzīmēta arī tautas tradīciju garā – ar šūpošanos, olu ripināšanu un dziedāšanu. Vai zināt kā novēlēt Priecīgas Lieldienas zviedru, franču vai ķīniešu valodā? Izlasi un iemācies kā pateikt Priecīgas Lieldienas vairāk nekā 70 valodās no visas pasaules. 😊

Afrikaans – Geseënde Paasfees

Albanian – Gëzuar Pashkët

Arabic – فِصْح سعيد

Aromanian – Ti multsã-anji Pashtili! Hristolu-nye! – Dealihea cà-nye!

Basque – Ondo izan Bazko garaian

Breton – Pask Seder

Bulgarian – честит Великден (čestit Velikden)

Chinese(Cantonese) – (Fuhkwuhtjit faailohk)

Chinese(Mandarin) – (fùhuójié kuàilè)

Catalan – Bona Pasqua

Cornish – Pask Lowen

Croatian – Sretan Uskrs

Czech – Veselé Velikonoce

Danish – God påske

Dutch – Vrolijk Pasen, Zalige paasdagen, Zalig Pasen

Esperanto – Feliĉan Paskon

Estonian – Häid lihavõttepühi

Finnish – Hyvää pääsiäistä

French – Joyeuses Pâques

Gaelic(Irish) – Cáisc Shona Dhuit/Dhaoibh, Beannachtaí na Cásca

Gaelic(Manx) – Caisht sonney dhyt Easter Quotes

Gaelic(Scottish) – A’ Chàisg sona

Galician – Boas Pascuas

Georgian – გილოცავ(თ) აღდგომას (gilocʻav(tʻ) aġdgomas)ქრისტე აღდგა (kʻriste aġdga)

German – Frohe Ostern

German (Swiss) – schöni Oschtere

Greek – Καλό Πάσχα (Kaló Páskha)

Hebrew – (chag pascha same’ach) חג פסחא שמח

Hindi – शुभ ईस्टर (śubh īsṭar)

Hungarian – Kellemes Húsvéti Ünnepeket

Icelandic – Gleðilega páska

Indonesian – Selamat Paskah

Italian – Buona Pasqua

Japanese – イースターおめでとう (īsutā omedetō)

Jèrriais – Jouaiyeux Pâques

Korean – 행복한 부활절이 되시길 (haengpoghan puhwarchǒri toesikir) Latin Prospera Pascha sit

Latvian – Priecīgas Lieldienas

Lithuanian – Su Šventom Velykom

Maltese – L-Għid it-tajjeb

Marathi – शुभ ईस्टर (śubh īsṭar)

Norwegian – God påske

Persian – عيد پاک مبارک

Polish – Wesołych Świąt Wielkanocnych

Portuguese – Boa Páscoa, Páscoa Feliz, Feliz Páscoa

Punjabi – ਈਸਟਰ ਖੁਸ਼ਿਯਾੰਵਾਲਾ ਹੋਵੇ (īsṭar khuśyāṅvālā hove)

Romanian – Paşte fericit

Russian – С праздником Пасхи (S prazdinkom Pasxi

Scots – Happy Whissunday

Serbian – Срећан Ускрс (Srećan Yskrs)

Sicilian – Bona Pasqua

Slovak – Milostiplné prežitie Veľkonočných sviatkov

Slovenian – Vesele velikonočne praznike

Spanish – Felices Pascuas

Swahili – Heri kwa sikukuu ya Pasaka

Swedish – Glad Påsk

Tagalog – Maligayang pasko ng pagkabuhay

Thai – สุขสันต์วันอีสเตอร์ (Suk-sənt-wən īs-toer)

Tigrinya – ርሑስ ብዓል ፈሲካ (ይግበረልካ) (rHus bˋal fesika (ygberelka))

Ukrainian – З Великодніми святами (Z Velykodnimy svjatamy)

Volapük – Lesustanazäli yofik

Welsh – Pasg Hapus

Yoruba – Eku odun ajinde

Baltic Media valodu mācību centrs novēl Priecīgas Lieldienas!

Visu rakstu lasiet šeit.

Intensive Online Language Courses – Learn Swedish, English, Latvian and Other Languages

BLOG

Baltic Media Language Training Centre offers intensive online language courses as both private lessons and group classes.

All participants can attend a video conference via Skype or other online communication tools.

The Language Training Centre has developed effective and high-quality study programmes that enable our clients to learn the basics of a new language in only 1 month. Each class is 2 academic hours (2×45 min) long and takes place 3 times a week. An intensive course is composed of 28 academic hours. A group course costs from EUR 135.00 + VAT (21%).

Read more about online training here and see a list of the planned online group classes here.

Let’s use our spare time productively and good luck learning new things!

Baltic Media Language Training Centre

Elizabetes iela 11, Riga, LV-1010, Latvia

+371 67 224 395
+371 29 44 68 45

WhatsApp
 kursi@balticmedia.com

Kā atpazīt labu valodas pasniedzēju?

priscilla-du-preez-623040-unsplash

Photo by Priscilla Du Preez on Unsplash.

Daudzi valodu apguvēji īsti nesaprot, ka izcilam valodu pasniedzējam ir tikpat liela nozīme kā pati došanās uz valodu kursiem. Kas notiek, ja pasniedzējs ir garlaicīgs, vai, ja tas, kas tiek mācīts, jums neinteresē? Vēl sliktāk, kas notiek, ja, mācoties valodu, jūs pārņem domas, ka varbūt esat viens no tiem, kam neizdosies apgūt šo valodu? Lai tā nenotiktu, lūk, piecas pazīmes, kas liecina, ka jūsu pasniedzējs ir labs:

  1. Jūs tiekat iesaistīts mācību procesā;
  2. Jūs nodarbību laikā jūtaties ērti – apkārtējā vide ir atbilstoša, lai mācītos jaunas lietas;
  3. Jūs jūtat, ka jūsu valodu zināšanas uzlabojas;
  4. Pasniedzējs novērtē jūsu zināšanas un motivē tās pilnveidot;
  5. Pasniedzējs izmanto dažādus mācību materiālus, uzdod jums pielāgotus radošus uzdevumus, izmanto jaunākās tehnoloģijas, lai nodarbības būtu daudzveidīgākas.

Autors: Baltic Media Valodu mācību centrs

 

 

Nine suggestions on how to get the most of your Latvian language classes at the Baltic Media

sdr

Nine suggestions on how to get the most of your Latvian language classes:

  1. If you wish to get the most of your language classes, there is one indispensable requirement, one essential infinitely more important than any rule or technique. This magic requirement is: a deep, driving desire to learn. We teach Latvian using learning by doing approach wich makes language acquisition more effective.
  2. Read each chapter of the text-book, go back and reread again, again and again.
  3. Stop frequently in your reading to think over what you are reading. Ask yourself just how and when you can apply each grammar rule, each new word. Memorize new words, lear words in phrases, keep reviewing these words untill they are storaged in a long term memory.
  4. Read with the pencil, pen, magic marker or highlighter in your hand. Marking and underscoring a book makes it more interesting, and far easier to review rapidly.
  5. Keep your learning materials on your desk in front of you every day. Glance through it often. Keep constantly impressing yourself with the rich possibilities to practice your language.dav
  6. Remember that learning is an active process. We learn by doing. Only knowledge that is used sticks in your mind.
  7. You are attempting to form a new way of thinking, thinking in a new language.
  8. Check up each week on the progress you are making.
  9. Make a lively game of mastering new language!

Good luck! Your Baltic Media Language Centre Team

Author: Iveta Grīnberga, Head of Latvian Language Programs.

Evaluate your language skills

william-iven-19843-unsplash

Photo by William Iven on Unsplash.com

What is your level of Latvian, Norwegian or Swedish? Evaluate Yourself! 

The scale of reference, developed within the Council of Europe’s document Common European Framework of Reference for Languages, is recognized as a European standard for grading an individual’s language proficiency according to six levels (A1, A2, B1, B2, C1, and C2). The Self-evaluation language skills chart helps you to evaluate your proficiency level.

A – Basic level

 

A1 – Breakthrough or Beginners

Listening I can recognize familiar words and very basic phrases concerning myself, my family and immediate concrete surroundings when people speak slowly and clearly.

 

Reading I can understand familiar names, words and very simple sentences, for example on notices and posters or in catalogues.

 

Spoken Interaction

 

 

Spoken Production

I can interact in a simple way provided the other person is prepared to repeat or rephrase things at a slower rate of speech and help me formulate what I’m trying to say. I can ask and answer simple questions in areas of immediate need or on very familiar topics.

 

I can use simple phrases and sentences to describe where I live and people I know.

Writing I can write a short, simple postcard, for example sending holiday greetings. I can fill in forms with personal details, for example entering my name, nationality and address on a hotel registration form.
 

A2 – Waystage or Elementary

Listening I can understand phrases and the highest frequency vocabulary related to areas of most immediate personal relevance (e.g. very basic personal and family information, shopping, local area, employment). I can catch the main point in short, clear, simple messages and announcements.
Reading I can read very short, simple texts. I can find specific, predictable information in simple everyday material such as advertisements, prospectuses, menus and timetables and I can understand short simple personal letters.
Spoken Interaction

 

Spoken Production

I can communicate in simple and routine tasks requiring a simple and direct exchange of information on familiar topics and activities. I can handle very short social exchanges, even though I can’t usually understand enough to keep the conversation going myself.

I can use a series of phrases and sentences to describe in simple terms my family and other people, living conditions, my educational background and my present or most recent job.

Writing I can write short, simple notes and messages relating to matters in areas of immediate needs. I can write a very simple personal letter, for example thanking someone for something.

 

B – Intermediate

 

B1 – Threshold or Pre-Intermediate

Listening I can understand the main points of clear standard speech on familiar matters regularly encountered in work, school, leisure, etc. I can understand the main point of many radio or TV programs on current affairs or topics of personal or professional interest when the delivery is relatively slow and clear.

 

Reading I can understand texts that consist mainly of high frequency everyday or job-related language. I can understand the description of events, feelings and wishes in personal letters.
Spoken Interaction

 

 

Spoken Production

I can deal with most situations likely to arise while travelling in an area where the language is spoken. I can enter unprepared into conversation on topics that are familiar, of personal interest or pertinent to everyday life (e.g. family, hobbies, work, travel and current events).

 

I can connect phrases in a simple way in order to describe experiences and events, my dreams, hopes and ambitions. I can briefly give reasons and explanations for opinions and plans. I can narrate a story or relate the plot of a book or film and describe my reactions.

Writing I can write simple connected text on topics which are familiar or of personal interest. I can write personal letters describing experiences and impressions

 

 

B2 – Vantage or Upper-Intermediate

Listening I can understand extended speech and lectures and follow even complex lines of argument provided the topic is reasonably familiar. I can understand most TV news and current affairs programs. I can understand the majority of films in standard dialect.
Reading I can read articles and reports concerned with contemporary problems in which the writers adopt particular attitudes or viewpoints. I can understand contemporary literary prose.
Spoken Interaction

 

Spoken Production

I can interact with a degree of fluency and spontaneity that makes regular interaction with native speakers quite possible. I can take an active part in discussion in familiar contexts, accounting for and sustaining my views.

 

I can present clear, detailed descriptions on a wide range of subjects related to my field of interest. I can explain a viewpoint on a topical issue giving the advantages and disadvantages of various options.

Writing I can write clear, detailed text on a wide range of subjects related to my interests. I can write an essay or report, passing on information or giving reasons in support of or against a particular point of view. I can write letters highlighting the personal significance of events and experiences.

 

C – Advanced

 

C1 – Effective Operational Proficiency or Advanced

Listening I can understand extended speech even when it is not clearly structured and when relationships are only implied and not signaled explicitly. I can understand television programs and films without too much effort.
Reading I can understand long and complex factual and literary texts, appreciating distinctions of style. I can understand specialized articles and longer technical instructions, even when they do not relate to my field.
Spoken Interaction

 

 

Spoken Production

I can express myself fluently and spontaneously without much obvious searching for expressions. I can use language flexibly and effectively for social and professional purposes. I can formulate ideas and opinions with precision and relate my contribution skillfully to those of other speakers.

 

I can present clear, detailed descriptions of complex subjects integrating sub-themes, developing particular points and rounding off with an appropriate conclusion.

Writing I can express myself in clear, well-structured text, expressing points of view at some length. I can write about complex subjects in a letter, an essay or a report, underlining what I consider to be the salient issues. I can select style appropriate to the reader in mind.
 

C2 –  Mastery or Proficiency

Listening I have no difficulty in understanding any kind of spoken language, whether live or broadcast, even when delivered at fast native speed, provided I have some time to get familiar with the accent.
Reading I can read with ease virtually all forms of the written language, including abstract, structurally or linguistically complex texts such as manuals, specialized articles and literary works.
Spoken Interaction

 

 

 

Spoken Production

I can take part effortlessly in any conversation or discussion and have a good familiarity with idiomatic expressions and colloquialisms. I can express myself fluently and convey finer shades of meaning precisely. If I do have a problem I can backtrack and restructure around the difficulty so smoothly that other people are hardly aware of it.

 

I can present a clear, smoothly-flowing description or argument in a style appropriate to the context and with an effective logical structure which helps the recipient to notice and remember significant points.

Writing I can write clear, smoothly-flowing text in an appropriate style. I can write complex letters, reports or articles which present a case with an effective logical structure which helps the recipient to notice and remember significant points. I can write summaries and reviews of professional or literary works.

© Council of Europe

Avots: Baltic Media Language training centre

Vieglāk apgūstamās svešvalodas

calvin-hanson-671278-unsplash

Photo by Calvin Hanson on Unsplash.com

Kā tev šķiet, kura ir visvieglākā valoda, ko mācīties? Šo jautājumu bieži vien uzdod cilvēki, kuri vēlas savā dzīvē jaunu mērķi, iemācīties ko vēl neapzinātu. Šeit nebūs vienota un vienkārša atbilde, jo pastāv daudzi iemesli, pēc kā mēs skatāmies, kura ir viegla, un kura ne tik viegla valoda.

Kas padara valodas mācīšanos vieglu? Pirmā lieta, kas jāapzinās: katrs cilvēks ir atšķirīgs. Ir virkne faktoru, kas var ietekmēt, kura valoda ir vieglākā, ko iemācīties. Šeit būs galvenie faktori:

  1. Tava motivācija. Motivācija ir pati svarīgākā sastāvdaļa, lai ar panākumiem iemācītos svešvalodu. Nav svarīgi, cik viegli vai grūti ir studēt, tu nekad neiegūsi panākumus, ja nebūs pareizā motivācija. Pat tad, ja mācīsies kaut ko jaunu savā dzimtajā valodā (piemēram, juridisko vai medicīnas terminoloģiju), tu joprojām nevarēsi to veiksmīgi izdarīt, ja nebūs motivācija.
  2. Tava dzimtā valoda. Kopumā skatoties – jo tuvāk tavai dzimtajai valodai būs jaunā svešvaloda, ko vēlies apgūt un iemācīties, jo vieglākas un ātrāks būs mācības process.. Piemēram, cilvēkiem, kuriem dzimtā valoda ir itāļu, būs daudz vieglāk iemācīties franču valodu nevis krievu valodu (protams, ne tajā gadījumā, ja motivācija būs lielāka uz krievu valodas apguvi!). Kad tava mērķa valoda pārklājas ar dzimto valodu gramatikas, sintakses un leksikas ziņā, tev jau būs pats pamats, lai veiksmīgāk tiktu uz priekšu.
  3. Citas svešvalodas. Iespējams, tavā ģimenē bieži vien nākas dzirdēt arī citas valodas ietekmi, kas kalpo par mērķi arī pašam iemācīties. Tāpat kā ar dzimto valodu – jo tuvāka saikne svešvalodai, kuru jau proti būs ar to valodu, kuru vēlies iemācīties, jo rezultāti būs ātrāk redzami.

ASV Ārlietu dienests ir veicis akadēmisko pētījumu par to, kuras ir visvieglāk iemācāmās valodas. Šajā sarakstā ir iekļautas šādas valodas:

Avots: Olympiacos. Visu rakstu lasiet šeit

If someone tells you that the Latvian language is a small language, don’t believe it.

Brivibas piminkelis 18. novembris 2018

Freedom Monument, Riga, Latvia. November 18, 2018.  The Freedom Monument is a memorial located in Riga, Latvia, honouring soldiers killed during the Latvian War of Independence. It is considered an important symbol of the freedom, independence, and sovereignty of Latvia. Source: Youtube.

There are approximately 7,000 living languages in the world. Two thousand of these languages have fewer than 1,000 speakers. Latvian is spoken by about 2 million people, thus placing it in the category of large languages.

Latvian is a modern, developed language used in all spheres of life. It is also one of the European Union’s 24 official languages. An important condition in the development of a language in the era of information technology is its usage in computer programming and the internet. A recent advancement has the development of machine translation for Latvian language; there are programs that transform spoken Latvian to written text etc.

Latvian language continually develops. Today new Latvian words are created not only in Riga, but also in Brussels and Luxembourg. In the past 20 years, about 100,000 new words have entered the Latvian language of which 5,000 are used on a daily basis. Not that long ago we didn’t know what is a “zīmols” (brand name), “lielveikals” (supermarket), “e-pasts” (e-mail), “i-banka” (internet bank), or a “blogs” (blog) or “čats” (chat). It should be admitted that a few of the creations of linguists or translators have not worked out, but most adhere to Latvian grammar rules and sound alright. As we already have words such as “dzīvot” (to live) or “ceļot” (to travel), why wouldn’t we be able to say “laivot” (boating), “talkot” (doing community service), or “nūjot” (Nordic poling). Sometimes familiar words develop new meanings. For example, the word “mākonis” (cloud) doesn’t necessarily mean what is above our heads on a rainy day. We can now store information “mākonī” (in the cloud). And what has happened to “pele” (mouse)? Now it lives on our desk?! Last year alone translators working in Brussels created 500 new words in Latvian, about a word and a half a day. Those who adapt will survive…

Author: Iveta Grīnberga, Head of Latvian Language Programs at Baltic Media Language Training Centre