A 24-hour Estonian language course for beginners (A1.1 level) based on English is suitable for adult learners who have not studied Estonian before.
In the lessons we use active learning techniques that involve the learner. There will be a lot of games and exercises in pairs and groups. We will prepare you for primary level conversation in Estonian.
Classes for beginners will take place on Mondays, starting on February 19th 2018 and ending on May 7th 2018 (total of 12 weeks at 120 minutes per week). If there is more interest, the course will continue in Autumn 2018.
The lessons will be from 10:30 to 12:30 in our center in the Old Town, Raekoja plats 14.
The study group will be small, up to 10 persons.
Marju Ilves, Estonian lecturer Marju has experience of teaching Estonian for foreigners for 18 years. She is the author of several study materials. She is working as a lecturer at Tallinn University
Tallinn Teacher's House, Raekoja plats 14
From February 19th to May 7th on Mondays from 10:30 to 12:30.
Lesson 1. Polite expressions, getting acquainted, introducing oneself. You will learn to use the most common polite expressions and how to introduce yourself.
Lesson 2. Numbers and time. You will learn the numerals in Estonian and to ask and tell the time.
Lesson 3. States, nationalities, languages. You will learn the names of states, languages and nationalities in Estonian and how to say where you are from and what languages do you speak.
Lesson 4. Places in town. You will learn the names of some places in the city and how to ask the way to somewhere and understand the explanation.
Lesson 5. Food and drinks, eating habits. You will learn the names of food and drinks and how to tell what you like and don’t like;
Lesson 6. Invitations, visits. You will learn to make an invitation and react to an invitation. We will also practice how to give and receive presents.
Lesson 7. Conversations in a café. You will practice ordering food and beverages in a dining place.
Lesson 8. Friends and family. You will learn to tell about your family or other people important to you.
Lesson 9. Daily routine. You will learn to describe your usual day and tell what you like and don´t like to do.
Lesson 10. Weather and clothes. You will learn how to describe the weather and name of clothes you need to feel comfortable in Estonian weather conditions.
Lesson 11. Health issues. You will learn the main body parts and how to describe how you feel.
Lesson 12. Holidays. You will get to know the main Estonian holidays and expressions to be used in life events.
You can register for courses on the Teachers’ House website. Registration is open until the course fills up. If the course is already full, we will add your name to the waiting list and contact you if or when a place becomes available.
When we have received your registration form, we will ask you to pay the course fee based on an invoice. An on-time payment is a precondition for participating in the course. The courses can only be paid for by bank transfer based on the e-invoice issued by the Financial Service of the Tallinn City Office. Unfortunately, you cannot pay by bank card or in cash.
A discount of 15% applies to the educational workers (teachers at schools, hobby schools and kindergartens) employed by the Tallinn Education Department and the institutions that it administers, as well as ISIC and ITIC cardholders.
The discount only applies to private individuals and only one discount can be used at a time.
To apply for a discount, make sure to indicate the card number and expiration date on the application; in the case of educational workers, please indicate your job and workplace.
If you want to cancel your attendance at the course, please inform the project manager at the first opportunity. If you cancel your attendance, the registration fee will not be refunded.
If there is a good reason for the cancellation, you can apply for a refund of the course fee even after the first class. In this case, inform the project manager of the course on the next workday, at the latest.
If there are insufficient attendees for a course, the Tallinn Teachers’ House has the right to postpone the starting date of the course or to cancel the course. Those who have registered for the course will be notified at the first opportunity, mostly a few days before the start of the course. In this case, the Teachers’ House will refund the registration and course fee.
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