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Without one or more foreign languages, many of us can hardly imagine our everyday lives, holidays in a foreign country, communication with friends and colleagues from different parts of the world, or even a simple conversation with the new family members, grandchildren growing up in a foreign country. These are the main reasons indicated by the adults, who attend the foreign language lessons in Vilnius Gabriele Petkeviciate Bite Adult Education Center, when they are asked why they want to learn English, German, Russian or Spanish.

The Lithuanian language, as most European languages, belongs to Indo-European language family. About 3 billion people speak the languages of this family. It is thought that the Lithuanian language, belonging to the Baltic group of languages, has preserved the most features of these old Indo-European languages. The Lithuanian language has preserved the most sounds and grammatical forms of its linguistic sisters, so it is considered to be the oldest of all living Indo-European languages.

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