Estonian Language

Estonian Language

Course dates:
8 January, 2024 to 26 January, 2024
Fee advantages:
Fee reduction
Application deadline:
Sunday, 10 December, 2023
Tallinn University
Tallinn, Estonia

General information

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 winter 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.

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 3 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.

See also video testimonials from online summer school!


The regular course fee is 600. For students – 550.


Online registration form on the website. 

ECTS accreditation

The course gives 3 ECTS

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