Title Launch and implementation of a web-based language learning tool: Estonian for special purposes for non-Estonian speaking civil servants.
Project Number 2008-0012-LdV-003
Product E-learning tool for non-Estonian speaking civil servants
Title E-learning tool for non-Estonian speaking civil servants
Product Type modules
Marketing Text In order to promote the language learning at workplace, not depending on the geographical location of the person the modern and flexible opportunity for learning official language for non-Estonian speakers was developed.
The material developed within the framework of E-Kristjan project has been designed for the advanced level. Field specific language is taught; the learner is expected to have sufficient language knowledge which would enable him/her to work as a public service officer in the Republic of Estonia. Therefore the material has not been compiled as a traditional language learning tool. It is only in the Estonian language, targeted at the native speakers of Russian, but it is applicable to develop the Estonian language skills of the speakers of any other native language. The material comprises texts related to border guards’ work, including legal texts which involve vocabulary and expressions that border guards need. The texts are quite complicated; the learners are expected to understand the text and also compile similar ones. The people who study the material are required to use correct oral and written language in their everyday work.
As e-learning material is meant for mainly standalone study, an extra attention has been paid to practice. Among 10 modules there are 69 exercises, consisting in total of a 340 question of different types. Mostly used question type is-fill-in-the-blanks, as one of the most effective to also improve writing skills. Other question types are also represented among exercises, single choice, ordering, true-false and matching pairs.
Learning material in it’s final form does not depend on any specific server platform, which makes it deliverable not only through web environment, but also on optical or flash memory media.
The tool is placed in the internal e-learning environment PiKva of EPBGB and is used for ongoing internal professional training of employees
1.civil servants native speakers of Russian
2.civil servants - speakers of any other native language
Result web-based version of the language learning material which consists of 10 modules
Area of application Sector of the Police and Border Guard
Product Languages Estonian