Summary and Info
This guide is designed for Estonian language training of Peace Corps workers in Estonia, is intended for use in a competency-based language training program, and reflects daily communication needs in that context. It consists of 52 lessons, each addressing a specific language competency, organized in 14 topical units. An introductory section gives background information on the Estonian language, its phonology, morphology, and syntax. The instructional units follow. Each is prefaced by a page describing an aspect of Estonian culture. The lessons include a statement of the targeted competency, a brief dialogue, vocabulary list, explanatory grammar and vocabulary notes, and pronunciation notes. Some lessons include a proverb. Unit topics include personal identification, classroom orientation, conversation with host counterpart or family, communication services, discussing work, and health and illness. Appended materials include a list of the competencies, dialogue translations, additional grammatical constructions, additional topical vocabulary, and an Estonian-English glossary.