House of Languages

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Our projects

House of Languages attracts both national and international funding for its projects. Each project is a small step towards our greatest aspirations!

Thus far we have completed two projects and are implementing five more:

Exhibition on Latgalian and Nynorsk: cooperation and experience creating modern digital solutions

Funded by Fund for Bilateral Relations of the EEA and Norway grants 2014-2021

The expected result is the establishment of a long-term partnership between the organizations in Norway and Latvia. This partnership will have a practical output – collectively created and exchanged digital exhibition between the cooperating partners. The cooperation will be continued through working seminars and visits, and common research and development work.

Preparing, translating, and creating visual material for the manuscript of American poet Ryan Dzelzkalns’ poetry collection, Imaginary Geographies

Funded by the US Embassy in Latvia.

In the course of the project, a manuscript of the collection of poems “Imaginary Geographies by the American-Latvian poet Ryan Dzelzkalns (1987) will be prepared and translated. Visual material will also be prepared for this. In addition, a conversation between the poet and the translator will be organized, as well as poetry readings (within the framework of the “Poetry Days” festival).

The project will be implemented by 31 December 2021

The first exposition of the Language Museum: professional development

Funded by Education, Culture, and Sports Department of Riga City Council.

In the course of the project “The Exposition of the First Language Museum: Professional Improvement” it is planned to improve the first exposition of the future Language Museum, located at 33 Avotu Street in Riga – in the central part of Avoti neighborhood. The exhibition enriches the city with a modern, intellectual cultural space that focuses on languages in their diversity.

The project will be implemented by 31 Decebmer 2021

The textbook “Latgalīšu volūda suociejim” (Latgalian for Beginners)

Funded in part by State Culture Capital Foundation, Latvian State Forests, and the Latgale Region Development Agency within the framework of the Latgale Cultural Program 2020

A modern, communication-oriented textbook. This book will help you get started with Latgalian. Instruction languages: Latvian, Russian, and English.

Latgaliešu valodas mācību grāmata

An online platform for instructors teaching Norwegian pronunciation

Funded in part by Nordplus

An online platform that will help to learn Norwegian pronunciation by means of multisensory learning methods. This will be an excellent tool for Norwegian language instructors. Platform will be located in our learning materials website Oratastic.

The project will be implemented by February 2022