Since this resource has been specifically designed as a comprehensive resource for would-be entrepreneurs, it should be very easy to incorporate it into the classroom setting, either in its entirety, or selecting chapters of interest. The students can be assigned the resource for individual work, or may be divided in teams, each team allotted a chapter for study and then presentation to colleagues. The end-of-chapter questions and tasks should provide both substantial food for thought as well as invite critical thinking, both if covered in the classroom, or individually. The tasks often offer an engaging simulation environment where the learner is asked to develop a vision, a plan, a strategy, and so on. All materials are in Estonian, and the resource itself is intended for Estonian audience; hence, it is most suitable for learners with a substantial command of the language.
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 intended for beginning entrepreneurs whose native language is Estonian. It provides a step-by-step guidance on not only how to start a business, but also on personality traits an entrepreneur should have as well as other considerations involved in a businessperson’s career. As an authentic source, the Handbook thus gives both insights into the target culture as well as valuable professional advice.
Although the resource is only available as a publication in pdf format, it contains both readings, thought-provoking tasks, and discussion questions, which makes this resource open to creating a variety of engaging activities on the spot. As there are also true stories of how various businesses were started, the resource is likely to have valuable practical implications.
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