Learn Latvian

You can learn Latvian:

  • in free courses
  • in private language learning centres
  • individually with a Latvian language teacher, who can be easily found via the portal ss.com, or by contacting private language learning centres
  • individually and independently in an online environment or mobile apps;
  • during events organised by non-governmental organisations (NGOs).

Only persons who have arrived in Latvia within the last five years and have reached the age of 13 are eligible for participation in courses organized through the Asylum, Migration and Integration Fund.

Free Latvian language courses


In Latvia, you can apply for free Latvian language courses. Four organisations offer free Latvian language courses for citizens of third-countries under the Asylum, Migration and Integration Fund:

During the span of 30 months of the project, it is planned to organise training classes of Latvian language (in the volume of 120 hours) for 33 groups in full-time and remote mode and conversation clubs for various levels of language skills (A and B).


Along with the language courses and clubs, the trainees will receive consultations, be able to participate in common on the spot closing events, thus expanding opportunities for the use of language in daily communication together with Latvian-speaking persons and immediate family members. Training will be organised remotely or in person. Within the framework of the project, graduates will be provided with the option to pass the state language examination at the National Centre for Education. Target group of this project includes also participation of young people aged from 13 to 25 years.


  • Latvian Language Agency (in Latvian), project “Latvian language learning to facilitate the inclusion of third-country nationals into the labour market 4” ((No PMIF/13.2./2023/1/05) period 01.07.2023.-31.07.2026.)

Modern learning materials developed by the Latvian Language Agency will be used in the learning process; all course participants will be introduced to free access materials on the website www.valoda.lv. Many materials are adapted for distance learning. The project also organizes a Latvian conversation club “Let’s talk”.


During the first phase of implementing the project “My Latvian Language Portfolio”  from August 2023 to February 2024, six study groups (totaling 86 third-country nationals from Ukraine, Armenia, the Russian Federation, Belarus, and New Zealand) acquired Latvian language skills at levels A1 and A2 both in-person (3 groups) and remotely (3 groups). In the final session, all participants of the Latvian language courses took a test, and upon successful completion of the test, they received a certificate confirming the completion of the Latvian language course programme of 120 hours at the respective level. 


🇺🇦 Daugavpils University Lifelong Learning, Culture, and Science Communication Society “Park of Intellect” also organizes special Latvian language courses for Ukrainian citizens. More information on their website intelektaparks.lv


Each student is provided with a free study kit (book and workbook), and the course duration is 150 academic hours. The participation age is 17 years or more. Up to 15 participants in the group.


🇺🇦 Association “Inovation Support Centre” also organizes special Latvian language courses for Ukrainian citizens. More information on their Facebook page.



For more information on the call for courses, groups and applications, visit the institutions’ websites and their Facebook profiles. Please also see the News section for up-to-date information on free Latvian language courses.



Some Latvian universities offer Latvian language courses to foreign students as part of their chosen study programme.

Free Latvian learning and practice materials online

 The Latvian Language Agency offers a number of internet resources for learning Latvian. More information is summarised here.


Latvian language self-learning tool for adults e-Laipa (A1, A2, B1, B2)


The Latvian language self-learning tool e-Laipa is designed as an electronic app – a set of learning materials, tests, assignments and self-examination materials. It is recommended for use with Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Microsoft Edge or Safari.

Reading texts at levels A1, A2, B1, B2, C1, C2


Reading texts include topics about Latvia – culture, places, persons, etc. – and conversational topics – shopping, job and environment, traveling, etc. 


Self-assessment materials (for language proficiency levels A-C)


Not sure at what Latvian language level you are or want to test yourself before the exam? Test your skills in an interactive Language Portfolio.

Useful resources for learning Latvian if the newcomer already has a basic knowledge of the language


Latvian belongs to the class of inflected languages which are most complex from morphological viewpoint. It has following parts of speech: nouns, adjectives, numerals, pronouns, verbs, participles, adverbs, prepositions, conjunctions, particles and interjections. Valoda.ailab.lv/latval/ describes inflection rules of Latvian. 


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