Adaptation Club for Newcomers in Estonia - Estonian Langauge, Society & Culture
Considering the needs of newcomers in Estonia since October the new adaptation e-course was launched by ImmiSoft and Integration Research institute in Estonia.
The adaptation e-course which makes the Estonian language learning accessible for all English-speaking expatriates in Estonia teaches the Estonian language and culture and provides knowledge about life and society in Estonia. The main focus is on Estonian language teaching at the level of A2 which is integrated with several topics providing knowledge about life, culture and society in Estonia. With language learning videos we walk you through various communication situations of your everyday life and show you how to communicate more effectively in Estonia. According to the needs and wishes of the participants help and advice in socio-economic issues is provided as well. For those interested, we also organize excursions and gatherings for special occasions. After graduation participants will receive a certificate.
The course includes 68 topics:
- Estonian language course (48 topics), 48 worksheets, 80 videos,ca 80 interactive exercises
- Cross-cultural communication course (12 topics), articles, slides and videos.
- Estonian society and life (8 topics): webinars and lectures online (e.g. via skype) covering various topcis of society and life in Estonia, individual counselling according to the interestes and needs of participants.
Our E-courses are designed by professional teacher trainers and researchers. Language teaching methodology used in these courses help you to learn Estonian much faster and with much better results. Teaching methods used in these courses help you to acquire correct grammar forms and correct pronunciation in a natural way that is much faster and without any hard work or stress, as we know how to use the natural learning ability of your brain. In addition, in the e-course you won't waste your time by listening and absorbing your co-learners' wrong pronunciation and mistakes, thus making you more successful as well.
E-learning environment in these courses supports you 24/7, you may visit each lesson when it is suitable for you and as many time as you need on your own pace. Video-based, easy to use and convenient, they bring interactive learning activities and personal tutoring to you 24/7.Through video-tutoring and explanations on your worksheets you will learn Estonian grammar and cultural matters. Interactive tasks give you instant feedback and help you to practice your skills without any stress or need to pay for personal tutors. You receive free personal counselling anytime you need. You may attend our webinars (lectures) covering various topics and join our private chatroom.
Topics and vocabulary cover your everyday needs in Estonia. Topics are selected according to our previous research on the adaptation courses for new immigrants in Estonia, therefore these correspond to your real needs in Estonia. There is a lot of useful information integrated into these topics concerning Estonian society and life. You can also choose your own topics and design your own curriculum. As it is an e-course, our materials are always updated and present current vocabulary and facts which is often not the case with other printed course books (e.g. everyday language use and relevant information concerning Estonian society, life and other matters that you should know in order to cope in Estonia etc).
Click here to find out more! http://www.integrationresearch.net/adaptation-course.html
Ülle Rannut, PhD
Integration Research Institute
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