Estonian summer courses await participants from near and far

From 29 July to 9 August 2024, the University of Tartu organises Estonian summer courses, where engaging cultural activities follow daily language lessons. 

The University of Tartu Institute of Foreign Languages and Cultures has been organising international Estonian summer courses since 1998. An average of 75 people from all over the world participate in the courses every year. Former participants have included people with Estonian roots, entrepreneurs connected to Estonia through their work, as well as eager language enthusiasts. 

This summer, the classes will take place from 29 July to 9 August. 

According to the head of the programme, Ms Tiina Kattel, the summer courses are indeed one of a kind: “Learning a language intensively for two weeks can be quite challenging. However, every year our teachers and participants mutually agree that there is a special atmosphere that boosts motivation. The programme is emotionally so rewarding that you forget the number of language lessons. It is a great example of what can happen when people share a goal or are enthusiastic about the same things.” 

There are five different language levels, ranging from beginner to advanced. The language lessons aim to enhance vocabulary and knowledge of grammar and develop reading, writing, listening, and conversation skills. While the academic part is meant to broaden language skills, the tailor-made culture programme focuses on introducing Tartu through engaging activities. It is also an excellent opportunity to network with other participants and practice Estonian in a more relaxed environment.

Everyone interested in learning Estonian and at least 16 years old is welcome to participate. Registration is open until 1 June 2024, and multiple scholarships are available. Find more information on the Estonian summer courses website.

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