The Estonian language is spoken by roughly 1.1 million people and it is most similar to Finnish. It is quite unique among European languages, belonging to the Finno-Ugric family along with Finnish and Hungarian. Most words look to be from a different planet sound mesmerizing melodic.
Some useful phrases:
Tere – Hello
Palun – Please, you’re welcome
Aitäh – Thank you
Jah – Yes
Ei – No
Minu nimi on … – My name is …
Terviseks! – Cheers!
Vabandust – Sorry
Nägemist – Bye
Challenging? maybe this will be your next superpower.
TALLINN SUMMER SCHOOL: JULY 11 – 29, 2022
Tallinn Summer School, organised since 2006, is a 3-week programme running in July, combining a wide range of courses with a rich, diverse cultural programme and attracting participants from all over the world. In addition to a variety of social events, participants visit museums, historical sights, places of cultural importance, and see some of the nature of Estonia on weekend trips to different locations within the country. Tallinn Summer School manages to maintain a scholarly approach alongside a relaxed atmosphere, studying at the same time as exploring the culture of Estonia. Tallinn University is the largest university of humanities in Tallinn and the third biggest public university in Estonia. We have more than 7,500 students (with 9.5% of them international), and over 800 employees, including close to 400 researchers and lecturers.
UNIVERSITY OF TARTU ESTONIAN SUMMER COURSES August 1-12, 2022
The University of Tartu College of Foreign Languages and Cultures has been organizing international Estonian summer courses since 1998. The course is open for everyone interested in learning Estonian. Former participants have included people with Estonian roots, entrepreneurs connected to Estonia through their work, or simply eager language enthusiasts. There is no age limit to joining and students usually make up about half of the participants, meaning there is truly a mix of different people. In total, there are five different language levels to choose from, ranging from beginner to advanced levels. The language lessons aim to enhance vocabulary and knowledge of grammar, develop reading, writing, listening and conversation skills.
Registration is open until June 1 and also some scholarships are available.