Levels, topics and fees

There are 5 different levels to choose from. The objectives and content for each course are defined and chosen in accordance with CEFR. If you're not entirely sure which level to choose, don't worry, there will be a short test and interview on the first day for modules II-V to make sure everyone is in a group best suitable for their needs.

Each level is worth 4,5 ECTS and corresponds to 54 academic hours of language lessons.

The materials used in the summer school programme are all compiled by our own language teachers. The coursebooks are a collection of well-chosen materials that never leave grammar alone and always pair it with practical exercises to cover all four skills: reading, writing, listening and speaking. 

Click on the title of the course below to see the general topics and grammar covered on each level.

Teachers: Katrin Jänese and Sille Midt
  • Overview of the main characteristics of the Estonian language. Pronunciation.
  • Getting acquainted. Expressions of politeness. 
  • Countries, languages, people. 
  • Numerals. Asking the time. Days of the week. 
  • Colours. 
  • Food and beverages. In a café. 
  • Family and relatives. 
  • Reading and listening to texts and finding information.
  • Verb, noun and adjective system.
  • Personal pronoun and possessive pronoun. 
  • Verb conjugation in the Present tense. 
  • Questions: Who? What? Where? etc. 
  • Cases: nominative, genitive, partitive, comitative, locative cases (Where to? Where? Where from?); Nominative and genitive in plural. 
  • Construction: Do you have ...? I have /don't have …, Do you like …? I like / don't like….

Coursebook compiled by Piret Toomet together with Katrin Jänese and Linda Palts. 

Teacher: Piret Toomet
Vocabulary and conversation topics: 
  • Let’s get acquainted, small talk, how’s the weather today, forming and asking questions
  • Time, daily routine, plans for the weekend, making appointments
  • Activities, what are you doing today, what did you do yesterday, what did you do last year
  • What do you like to do, what you can do, what do you have to do
  • Let’s describe people and things: adjectives and opposites, appearance and clothes
  • Where are you, where are you going - different places and spaces
  • Revision of interrogatives, personal pronouns, verbs, cardinal and ordinal numbers
  • Adjectives, opposites, nominative plural case
  • Comparison of adjectives
  • Present tense and imperfect (simple past tense), ma- and da-infinitive
  • Local cases

Coursebook compiled by Piret Toomet. 

Teacher: Gerli Lokk
Vocabulary and conversation:
  • me and Estonia;
  • my hobbies and free time; 
  • education and professions;
  • travelling. 
  • revision of past simple and present simple;
  • present perfect;
  • usage of ma- and da-infinitive;
  • mine-sufix;
  • verb tegelema;
  • usage of verbs käima, minema and tulema;
  • constructions õppima kelleks?, saama kelleks?, töötama kellena?;
  • cases in plural;
  • reading dates;
  • revision of locative cases;
  • revision of comparison of adjectives and adverbials; 
  • constructions in conditional mood (tahaks, meeldiks, peaks etc).

Coursebook compiled by Gerli Lokk.

Teacher: Monika Urb
  • Estonia and Estonians
  • Home
  • Health and eating habits
  • Clothes, appearances, character
  • declination system
  • -ma and -da infinitive
  • local cases, postpositions
  • numerals
  • conditional mood
  • imperative mood
  • comparative and superlative
  • partitive plural
  • total and partial object

Coursebook compiled by Sälly Salusoo.

Teacher: Tatjana Kodas
  • schools and education in Estonia
  • demographic situation in Estonia, statistics; health and life expectancy
  • literature and journalism; changing society, changing media
  • social and economic welfare; real estate market
  • conjunctions and complex sentences
  • ma-infinitive and da-infinitive
  • the passive voice; verb government
  • impersonal voice
  • objective and non-objective verbs

Coursebook compiled by Linda Palts.

Course fee

The tuition fee for each level is 480 euros*.

The fee covers:
  • study materials
  • language classes (54 academic hours)
  • coffee-breaks, welcome and farewell events
  • all scheduled after-class activities from Mon-Fri
  • certificates

An invoice will be sent to you after the confirmation of the groups in June, the payment can be made via a bank transfer. If need be, you'll find all the details regarding the cancellation policy under terms and conditions.

*475 euros for DAAD scholarship receivers.

Preliminary daily schedule

Language lessons take place from Monday to Friday. The first and last days of the course are shorter and follow a customised schedule.

09:30–11:00 language class 
11:00–11:30 coffee break
11:30–13:00 language class 
13:00–14:00 free time for lunch
14:00–15:30 language class 
16:00–18:00 after class activities

After class activities include discussion groups, museum visits, workshops, watching Estonian films and more. The organisers of the course try to keep the after-class activities engaging and relevant to the programme so as to introduce both the old and new Estonian culture. There's also a welcome and farewell reception on the first and last day of the course. A separate 1-day trip is organised (for extra fee) on Saturday. The precise schedule will be sent to the course participants after the confirmation of the groups in June.

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