ERIC Number: ED402761
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992
Estonian Language Competencies for Peace Corps Volunteers in the Republic of Estonia.
Ets, Tiina K.
This guide is designed for Estonian language training of Peace Corps workers in Estonia, is intended for use in a competency-based language training program, and reflects daily communication needs in that context. It consists of 52 lessons, each addressing a specific language competency, organized in 14 topical units. An introductory section gives background information on the Estonian language, its phonology, morphology, and syntax. The instructional units follow. Each is prefaced by a page describing an aspect of Estonian culture. The lessons include a statement of the targeted competency, a brief dialogue, vocabulary list, explanatory grammar and vocabulary notes, and pronunciation notes. Some lessons include a proverb. Unit topics include personal identification, classroom orientation, conversation with host counterpart or family, communication services, food, money, transportation, giving and getting directions, shopping, invitations and social situations, community services, discussing work, and health and illness. Appended materials include a list mof the competencies, dialogue translations, additional grammatical constructions, additional topical vocabulary, and an Estonian-English glossary. (MSE)
Descriptors: Acculturation, Classroom Communication, Community Services, Competency Based Education, Conversational Language Courses, Daily Living Skills, Dialogs (Language), Estonian, Food, Foreign Countries, Grammar, Health, Interpersonal Communication, Language Patterns, Monetary Systems, Morphology (Languages), Phonology, Proverbs, Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning, Social Behavior, Syntax, Telecommunications, Transportation, Uncommonly Taught Languages, Vocabulary Development, Voluntary Agencies, Volunteer Training
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Peace Corps, Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Location: Estonia