Tallinn, Estonia

Estonian Language

when 15 July 2024 - 2 August 2024
language English
duration 3 weeks
credits 3 EC
fee EUR 550

Across the globe, there are millions of people who can speak English, but only one million speak Estonian. The language is part of the Finno-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 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.

After a short written test, students will be divided into groups based on their initial proficiency in the Estonian language. The number of groups depends on the number of participants, usually, there are 5-7 groups. Please note that participants in one group might have slightly different levels, more advanced students can ask for additional tasks.

The courses will then 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.

Course leader

All Estonian language teachers are native speakers, some of them have been teaching at Tallinn Summer School for more than 10 years.

Target group

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.

Course aim

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.

Credits info

3 EC
In order to get the summer school certificate, students have to participate in at least 75% of the classes and pass a test at the end of the course.

Fee info

EUR 550: Early Bird Fee until 31 March 2024.

NB! Accommodation, cultural programme and meals are not included in the price.
EUR 600: Regular Course Fee after 31 March 2024.

NB! Accommodation, cultural programme and meals are not included in the price.

Scholarships

Available