31 July 2020
Across the globe there are millions of people who can speak English, but only one million speak Estonian. The language is part of the Fenno-Ugric group, related to Finnish and Hungarian. Tallinn University’s summer course in Estonian Language and Culture offers an opportunity to study an unusual and entrancing language, all amongst the backdrop of a well-preserved medieval city.
The courses will foster skills at the following levels:
Beginner – students will develop basic Estonian communication skills and master day-to-day conversation. The course programme includes pronunciation practice, listening comprehension and easy communication.
Intermediate – students will further develop their speaking, listening, reading, writing and grammar skills. The students should be familiar with basic Estonian structures. The course programme includes activities on various everyday-life situations.
The languages of instruction are Estonian and English and course materials are distributed during the course.
All Estonian language teachers are native speakers, some of them have been teaching at Tallinn Summer School for more than 10 years.
The course is suitable for students of all levels of competence in the Estonian language, from complete beginners with no practical experience to conversationally capable speakers.
The course aims to familiarize a wide range of international students not only with the Estonian language, but also with the country’s rich culture, history, art and lifestyle.
In order to get the summer school certificate, students have to participate in at least 75% of the classes and pass an exam at the end of the course.
EUR 440: Early-bird fee until March 31, 2020. Accommodation and meals are not included in the price.
EUR 490: Regular fee after March 31, 2020. Accommodation and meals are not included in the price.
Available for students whose proficiency in Estonian is at least at A2 level.