The resource is designed as a reference guide covering the representation of the Estonian language in the World Wide Web. The fundamental feature of the resource is the availability of all textual material in both Estonian and English, which makes the resource applicable in a variety of teaching and learning settings. The publication covers a number of issues, including, but not limited to, the structure of Estonian, the status of Estonian as the official language and recent developments, parsing techniques used in natural language applications, and so on.
The resource could be used in the following ways: a) practice reading for the enhancement of general language skills or just sections pertaining to one's speciality; b) practice conducting translation to/from English / Estonian; c) get acquainted with a broad range of topics, e.g., the values and objectives of enhancing the positions of Estonian as the official language, its basic structure, language-specific difficulties encountered in natural language applications, fundamentals of parsing analysis, etc.
Capacity to match the needs of lecturers and students
The provided tangible improvements
The capacity to motivate students to improve their language skills
Effectiveness in introducing innovative, creative and previously unknown approaches to LSP learning
Measurement of the transferable potential and possibility to be a source of further capitalisation/application for other language projects in different countries
Skills assessment and validation
Availability of appropriate tools for lecturers to monitor students’ progress and for students to assess own progress and to reflect on learning
Flexibility of the contents and possibilities for the LSP lecturers to adapt the contents to their and to students’ need
Assess the technical usability from the point of view of the lecturer and the student
Assess the accessibility from the point of view of the lecturer and the student
The resource is an online publication available in pdf format. It does not contain any tasks, but rather is an exposition of Estonian in the age of information technologies. One definite asset of the resource is the availability of the textual material in both Estonian and English, preserving the chapter-section divisions throughout the resource. This feature provides an excellent opportunity of higher-level learners to refine their Estonian skills, for instance, practicing reading and comprehension of ESP texts as well as conducting translations to/from Estonian or English.
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