KEELE JA KULTUURI TUNDMISE KLUBI
Estonian Language and Culture Club in Tallinn and Narva
Language and Culture Immersion - keeleline ja kultuuriline kümblus
Language and culture clubs designed to enable participants to practise their Estonian at the level of B2.
Starting in August, ImmiSchool offers Free Estonian language and Culture Clubs at the level of B2 in the framework of the project coordinated by the Integration and Migration Foundation. The language and culture clubs are designed primarily for those who speak Estonian at the B2 level and who wish to improve or maintain their conversational language skills. Membership of the club will first be offered to those who have applied for Estonian courses at the B2 level via the Integration Foundation website and those who have taken part in B2 courses.
Altogether 12 clubs will be organized in Tallinn, Narva, Sillamäe, Kohtla-Järve - where people get fewer opportunities to speak Estonian and less exposure to Estonian culture.
In language and culture club you can practise the Estonian language and find out more about Estonian culture. Native speakers of Estonian will be invited to club meetings to offer support in practising the language and to encourage the participants to use it. They will get the chance to talk to these mentors on a range of everyday topics, learning a wide range of phrases and expressions for use in common situations. The club members and leaders will get together at least once a week over a six-month period and take part in at least one cultural event or excursion each month. Each of the clubs will also contribute to a blog which is aimed at getting members to do things together and to share their thoughts and experiences. The language of instruction is Estonian.
ImmiSchool korraldab Integratsiooni ja Migratsiooni Sihtasutus Meie Inimesed eestvedamisel ESF projekti „Eesti ühiskonnas lõimumist toetavad tegevused“ alategevus 5.2. „Keeleline ja kultuuriline kümblus“raames ajavahemikul 01.07.2016 kuni 30.11.2017 tasuta eesti keele ja kultuuri tundmise klubi tegevusi Eestis elavatele eesti keelt emakeelena mittekõnelevatele vähelõimunud püsielanikele, kes on registreerunud ja/või läbinud B2 taseme koolituse projekti „Lõimumiskoolitused“ raames. Projekti „Eesti ühiskonnas lõimumist toetavad tegevused“alategevust 5.2. „Keeleline ja kultuuriline kümblus“ rahastab Euroopa Sotsiaalfond.
Klubi on suunatud kõigile Eestis elavatele eesti keelt emakeelena mittekõnelevatele inimestele, kes soovivad täiendada oma keeleoskust B2 tasemel, õppida tundma eesti kultuuri ning suhelda eesti keelt emakeelena kõnelevate inimestega.
Projekti „Eesti ühiskonnas lõimumist toetavad tegevused“ alategevust „Keeleline ja kultuuriline kümblus“ elluviimist rahastatakse Euroopa Sotsiaalfondi vahenditest.
MEESKOND - KLUBIDE EESTVEDAJAD
Ulle Rannut - ImmiSchool
Elle Sõrmus - Tallinna Tervishoiu Kõrgkool, Enda Trubok - TÜ Narva kolledž
Martin Neltsas - TÜ Narva kolledž
Mart Rannut - TÜ Narva kolledž, ImmiSchool – Uusimmigrantide koolituskeskus OÜ
Mare Annuk - TÜ Narva kolledž
Szilard Tibor Toth - TÜ Narva kolledž
Jelena Ohakas -SVS-L Koolituskeskus OÜ
Anna-Olga Luga - Keeltekool Prosum
Andrei Pappinen - Narva
Why linguistic and cultural immersion works
In language and culture club the language is not goal but rather mean of communication.
Several studies suggest that adults can not only increase their second language proficiency in informal environments, but may do as well as or better than learners who have spent a comparable amount of time in formal situations.
According to Krashen there are two independent systems of second language performance: 'the acquired system' and 'the learned system'. The 'acquired system' or 'acquisition' is the product of a subconscious process very similar to the process children undergo when they acquire their first language. Krashen claims based on several research results that language acquisition is the only way competence in a second language occurs. Language acquisition is a subconscious process; language acquirers are not usually aware of the fact that they are acquiring language, but are only aware of the fact that they are using the language for communication with native speakers.It requires meaningful interaction in the target language - natural communication - in which speakers are concentrated not in the form of their utterances, but in the communicative act.
Language acquisition does not require extensive use of conscious grammatical rules, and does not require tedious drill. Bearing this in mind, the language course in the adaptation program for new immigrants in Estonia places emphasis on stress-free natural language environment and communicative task-based approach. Language teaching is conducted through practical tasks in real life situations, and is integrated with activities of everyday life. Educational work is conducted in the form of a language club that best meets the European principles of language teaching to adult immigrants.
The result of language acquisition, acquired competence, is also subconscious. We are generally not consciously aware of the rules of the languages we have acquired. Instead, we have a "feel" for correctness. Grammatical sentences "sound" right, or "feel" right, and errors feel wrong, even if we do not consciously know what rule was violated.
Other ways of describing language acquisition include implicit subconscious learning, informal learning, and natural learning. In non-technical language, acquisition is "picking-up" a language. We have the ability to naturally, quickly, and easily learn new languages. Brain is a magnificent, wonderful learning machine, capable of easily grasping and retaining more information than you can possibly come into contact with. And in just the same way, just as naturally as you learn and remember all the things you pick up along the way, you are also capable of absorbing, organizing, and recalling new languages. Acquiring language by using it in a meaningful social communication in a natural environment through practical activities and role plays is much more effective than learning it in a traditional classroom.
Communication with Estonian peers is not only concerned with language comprehension and learning, but equally with cultural understanding and knowledge. Estonian partners provide unique opportunity to develop intercultural competence and bring the real spoken Estonian into the classroom that enables learners to develop their communication as well as cultural skills.