- Name of the continuing education institution:
Multilingua Keelekeskus OÜ
- Curriculum title:
B1 level English language communication language continuing education, modules B1 and B1.2.
- Curriculum group “Foreign languages and cultures.”
- The total volume of study (in academic hours):
200 academic hours, of which 120 hours are contact lessons and 80 hours of independent work.
The intensive communication language course consists of 24 or 36 academic contact hours and 12 or 24 hours of independent study.
5. The basis for compiling the curriculum:
European Framework of Reference for Languages
- Target group and conditions for starting studies:
Adults who have completed an English language course of A2 level or have passed a national A2 level exam or have passed the A2 test on the Multilingua website.
- Purpose of the course:
To acquire language proficiency level B1 – independent language user.
- Learning outcomes:
By the end of the course:
- understands the basic information about a familiar subject (school, work, leisure, etc.), and the basic content of radio and television broadcasts that are broadcast slowly and clearly on topical issues of interest to the learner
- understands work-related texts, as well as events, thoughts and wishes presented in personal letters
- is able to converse on familiar, interesting or important topic (family, hobbies, work, etc.) without a preparation, can describe experiences, events and intentions, as well as substantiate his or her positions, can pass on the content of the film or the book and express their opinion.
- can write simple, coherent text or letter on a familiar or interesting topic, can describe his or her experiences and impressions.
- Study content by subject areas:
- Me and my family
A comprehensive introduction of Factual information Selection of the language style. Family background, composition, etc. Family traditions. Holidays and anniversaries. Completing various questionnaires.
Information about education and studies. Understanding information about educational institutions and education. Language skills.
- Occupation, profession, and work
Choice of the profession. Specialties and professions. Job vacancies, job interviews, activities at work, description of a work day and presentation of their work. Working conditions Description of work tasks. CV.
- Service and commerce
Postal services, banking services, shops, and shopping centers, hairdressers, etc. Speech etiquette in service stations. Information about location, opening hours, service types, and prices. Comparison. Understanding the content of guidelines, ads. Complaint
- Leisure, hobbies, and entertainment
Sports Leisure time preferences. Cinema, theater, concert and other cultural events. Understanding information and easy guides for a recreational service. Planning and describing the holiday.
- Food and drink
Cafes, restaurants, and other catering establishments. Booking a table, understanding the menu, ordering. Eating habits. Customs at the dining table and speech etiquette Understanding ads for catering establishments. Special needs.
- Information around us Current events
Ads, announcements, advertising. Places and activities. Current events.
- Environment, weather, and nature
Understanding the weather forecast and describing weather. Seasons. Weather conditions Nature Local natural attractions and sights. Birds, animals, plants.
- Travel and transportation
Public transport, travel planning, ticket purchase. Asking for and giving directions. Accommodation establishments, booking a room. Sights. Writing a postcard. Travel description. Preferences and complaints.
- Housing and real estate
Description of the place of residence. Living conditions Furniture. Household appliances. Homework. Maintenance. Home buying, selling, renting. Inviting guests. Speech etiquette in the village. Describing daily activities.
- Feelings and health.
Feelings and complaints. Personal hygiene. Getting an appointment with a doctor. In hospital and in the outpatient In the pharmacy. Calling an ambulance.
- Public authorities
Handling issues at public authorities. Work-related Orientation in work documents. Selection of the language style.
Selection of language style
- Question words
- Present tenses
- Past tenses
- Quantity much and many
- Verb patterns
- Present Perfect and Past Simple
- Time Clauses
- First conditional
- Second conditional
- Present Perfect Continous
- Indirect questions
- Prepositions of direction
- Prepositions of place
- used to
- Must and have to
- Comparative adverbs
- The order of adjectives
- Negative questions
- Reported speech
- Study methods:
Role-playing, watching and analyzing videos, listening and translation exercises, group, and pair work.
- Independent work:
Ongoing independent work for doing at home, learning vocabulary, practicing in a language environment.
- Description of the learning environment:
Multilingua Language Center study rooms are located in Tallinn, at Pärnu mnt. 16, 3rd floor.
Six rooms have been fitted with tables and chairs to carry out the study. The study rooms are equipped with a computer, a projector, a CD player, a paperboard, bookshelves for teaching materials. In addition to study rooms, the Multilingua Language Center has an open office space with a school library, with a copy machine and a printer. All rooms have internet access. The rooms in the Multilingua Language Center meet the health and safety requirements.
- Study materials list:
- John and Liz Soars New Headway intermediate Oxford University Press
- Simon Clarke In Company intermediate Macmillan
- Ian Badger, Pete Menzies English for Business Life intermediate Marshall Cavendish Education
- Will Forsyth Clockwise intermediate Oxford University Press
- Raymond Murphy English Grammar in Use Cambridge University Press
- Bill Mascull Business Vocabulary in Use Cambridge University Press
- Chris Gough English Vocabulary Organiser Language Teaching Publications
- Requirements for completing studies, including assessment methods and assessment criteria:
The precondition for completing studies is participation in 50% contact hours.
At the end of the course, the learner must complete a B1-level graduation test/ exam inside the training company, which includes writing, listening, reading and speaking according to the topics covered.
- Assessment methods Assessment criteria:
- Listening – understands questions and the core content of the information, radio and TV program heard
- Reading – understands the content of texts, understands the content of events, thoughts, and wishes, understands work-related vocabulary and texts, when doing gap-filling exercises, recognizes the correct grammatical form, and guesses the unknown words on a contextual basis.
- Speaking – speaks about her/himself, his/her family, everyday life, and work plans and intentions without preparation.
- Writing – can write a coherent text, describe his/her experiences and impressions, can write grammatically correct sentences
- Document (certificate) issued upon completion of the course:
The certificate is issued when the completion requirements are met, i.e., that the learner has attended at least 50% of the contact hours and completed the graduation test. The certificate indicates the title of the course completed, the volume of the course or the number of academic hours, the time of the course, the register number of the Multilingua Language Center and the registration number in EHIS. The certificate is a signed by the teacher conducting the course and the Head of the Language Center.
The certificate is issued if the learning outcomes were not achieved (the graduation test was not completed), but the learner took part in the study. The certificate is issued according to the number of contact hours attended, but not if the learner participated in less than half of the classes. The certificate is signed by the Head of the Language Center.
- Description of the trainer’s qualification or study or work experience:
Teachers conducting English language courses have all the teachers’ qualifications and long-term experience in teaching English for adults.
- Date of approval of the curriculum: 1. April 2017