Tartu, Estonia

Estonian Language Courses, levels A1-B2

online course
when 2 August 2021 - 13 August 2021
language English
duration 2 weeks
credits 4.5 EC
fee EUR 435

Yes, indeed, the "e-" in Estonia describes our current living arrangements in the best possible way. Having the opportunity to get all daily errands done online has been a reality for a number of years, e.g. banking, voting, signing documents, getting a prescription from your doctor, shopping for goods and groceries. So what better way to welcome all interested in learning more about Estonia and its unique language, than a 100% online course.

The Estonian summer courses are divided into different modules according to language levels and skills. The lessons take place in the UT Moodle environment and via Zoom, the teacher of each module shall use additional online environments for games or group work depending on the number of learners and the general group dynamics.

In 2021, we offer the following levels (visit our homepage for details on the course topics):
* Module II. Estonian for advanced beginners, level A1 (4,5 ECTS)
* Module III. Estonian elementary course, level A2 (4,5 ECTS)
* Module IV. Estonian for the intermediate level, B1 (4,5 ECTS)
* Module V. Estonian for the upper-intermediate level, B2 (4,5 ECTS)
Due to moving the courses online, there will be no course for beginners on level 0-A1 in 2021!
The final distribution between modules II-V will be made after a short test on the first day of the course.

All groups share an integrated culture programme. Although the courses in 2021 shall take place online, and we cannot take you on an actual tour of meeting our nature, historic old towns and modern vibrant cities, we shall provide virtual tours of museums and exhibitions, movie events and online workshops, which require you to move about. Given the online format, there shall be a healthy balance between live-streams and pre-recorded materials. The detailed culture programme is tailor-made each year and will be announced after the confirmation of groups to best meet the potential interests of our participants.

Course leader

Our teachers are all native speakers of Estonian who have a long experience in practical language training and also teaching the same skills in an online format, so the classes are kept engaging and fun.

Target group

Anyone interested in enhancing their Estonian language skills. Whether you have Estonian roots, you're connected to Estonia because of your job or a romantic relationship, whether you are looking for exoticism or you're simply an eager learner - the courses fit everyone.

Course aim

Developing all language skills (reading, writing, listening and speaking) while introducing snippets of the rich and historically multifaceted Estonian culture.

Credits info

4.5 EC
Each module is worth 4,5 ECTS regardless of the level.

Fee info

EUR 435: The course fee covers online study materials, online language classes (54 academic hours), access to all culture programme events, certificates


In 2021, there are 4 different scholarships available! Visit our homepage for further details.
NB! Please also note that some scholarship applications are due earlier than our general registration deadline!