The University of Tartu organizes Estonian courses in August

From August 1 to 12, the University of Tartu organizes Estonian summer courses, where daily language lessons are combined with interesting cultural activities after class.

The College of Foreign Languages ​​and Cultures at the University of Tartu has been running international Estonian summer courses since 1998. On average, 50 to 60 people from all over the world attend the courses each year, depending on the university.

“The course is open to anyone who wants to learn Estonian. Former participants included people of Estonian descent, entrepreneurs linked to Estonia through their work or simply language enthusiasts.

“There is no age limit for enrolling and students usually make up about half of the attendees, which means there really is a mix of different people,” the university said in a statement. communicated.

In total, there are five different language levels to choose from, ranging from beginner to advanced. Language courses aim to improve vocabulary and grammar knowledge, to develop reading, writing, listening and conversation skills.

“While the academic part aims to broaden language skills, the bespoke cultural program focuses on introducing Tartu through engaging activities. It is also a good opportunity to network with other participants in a more relaxed environment,” added the university.

Registration is open until June 1 and several scholarships are available.

Sylvester L. Goldfarb