- Name of the continuing education institution:
Multilingua Keelekeskus OÜ
- Curriculum title:
A1 level English language communication language continuing education, modules A1 and A1.2 (breakthrough).
- 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: Learning, Teaching, and Assessment
- Target group and conditions for starting studies:
Adults who wish to start an English language study or have passed the test on the Multilingua website to level A1 or less.
- Purpose of the course:
To acquire language proficiency level A1, which allows you to cope with everyday recurring communication situations requiring direct and easy information exchange on familiar routine topics.
- Learning outcomes:
At the end of the training, the learner:
- understands familiar words and phrases that are directly related to everyday communication situations (family, shopping, home, work), when people speak slowly and clearly
- understands short, simple texts and personal messages, can find information from simple daily texts (labels, posters, directories, ads, job offers, menus, schedules)
- can handle everyday typical communication tasks, can ask questions about others and answer questions on themselves, can communicate in a simple language, if a partner helps her/him, can describe her/his family and other people, living conditions, education and work in a very simple way
- can write notes and compile a very simple personal message/letter, fill out formulas
- Study content by subject areas:
- Getting to know each other. Personal information and family. Documents
Greetings, speech etiquette, introductions, simpler personal information. Alphabet, the pronunciation of the English language, English names, questionnaires, question words.
- Homeland, nationalities, languages
Nationalities and languages. English geography, bigger cities, islands, etc. Finding information on the map.
- Education, profession, work
Studies, career choice. Specialties and professions. Language skill. Job ads, activities at work, description of a workday.
- Service and commerce
Postal services, banking services, shops, and shopping centers, hairdressers, etc. Speech etiquette in service stations. Information about location, opening hours and prices. Comparison. Understanding the content of guidelines, ads.
- Leisure, hobbies, and entertainment
Leisure time preferences. Cinema, theater, concert and other cultural events. Sports Holidays and anniversaries. Family traditions. Understanding and using factual information. Invitation
- Food and drink
Cafes, restaurants, and other catering establishments. Understanding the menu, ordering. Eating habits.
- Information around us
Ads, announcements, advertising. Places and activities.
- Weather and nature
Understanding the weather forecast and describing weather. Seasons.
- Travel, transportation, vacation
Public transport, travel planning, ticket purchase. Asking for directions and giving directions. Accommodation establishments. Sights. Writing a postcard.
- Home and household
Description of home. Furniture. Household appliances.
- Body, health and health care. Clothing
Body parts. Feelings and complaints. Getting an appointment with a doctor. Clothing items.
- My day and time
Description of the day. Activities. Time concepts and agreements.
- Verb to BE
- Possessive adjectives
- Negatives and short answers
- Questions and negatives.
- Present Simple
- There is/are
- How many?
- Prepositions of place
- Can, can’t, could
- Past Simple
- Regular verbs
- Irregular verbs
- Count and noncount nouns
- Much and many
- A and some
- Comparatives and superlatives
- Present Continuous
- Present Perfect
- Adjectives and Adverbs
- Going to
- How often?
- Study methods:
Role-playing, watching and analyzing videos, reading, and 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 elementary Oxford University Press
- Simon Clarke In Company elementary Macmillan
- Heather Potten and Jonathan Potten Clockwise elementary Oxford University Press
- Raymond Murthy English Grammar in use Cambridge University Press
- 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 an A1-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 the simplest questions and the core of the information hears when the conversation partner speaks slowly and clearly and is ready to repeat.
- Reading – understands the content of the simpler texts (labels, posters, catalogs, ads, menus, job offers, schedules), guesses the unknown words on a contextual basis.
- Speaking – can answer questions about her/himself, speaks about her/himself, family, place of residence food using simple sentences.
- Writing – can write a short message.
- 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: April 1, 2017