This resource book offers a range of activities designed for young children whose native language is Estonian. Please do not be set back by the original intentions of the book and rather adjust its activities to the language setting of your classroom. Here are some suggestions:
a. If you teach beginners and elementary students, ask them to follow your instructions (given in Estonian), or solicit answers to your questions on traffic literacy. These may include the actions a driver must perform to ensure safety in the street, knowledge of road signs, or giving instructions on traffic-related topics in Estonian.
b. There are also numerous printable task sheets that can be used in many classrooms in which the goal is to acquire and/or practice new vocabulary (e.g., names of road signs). The learners may also be asked to do crosswords, simple math problems, etc. - all in Estonian!
The resource offers a good range of activities that may be used as warm-ups or mini-activities to diversify the classroom settings or to facilitate switches between more difficult-to-master themes.
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 assessment is based on my experience using a similar resource, in which C1 level students were asked to talk about a graphical image. The engagement of the students, their enthusiasm and enjoyment of the activity as well as the accomplishment of the goal to learn and practice relevant vocabulary were beyond my expectations. This is why I highly recommend that the teacher try and incorporate some of the activities presented in this resource book in their classroom setting.
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