Church Friday is a series of events which support Estonian language learning for adults whose first language is not Estonian. In the course of the series, we will visit the churches of Tallinn with a tour guide and practice Estonian.
During the series, we will visit various churches in Tallinn (such as St. Nicholas’ Church (Tallinna Niguliste kirik) and Museum, St. Mary’s Cathedral (Tallinna toomkirik), St. John’s Church (Jaani kirik), Charles’s Church (Kaarli kirik), St Michael’s Church (Tallinna Rootsi-Mihkli kirik) once a month, including a guided tour. The tours are in Estonian. After the tour, the participants can explore the churches on their own. Church Friday takes place once a month on Fridays: on 23 September, 21 October, 18 November, and 16 December.
The building of St Michael’s Church was constructed in 1531 and it was used as an almshouse. After the Great Northern War, it was turned into a church for the Swedish congregation. The church, which was used as a gymnasium for weightlifters, wrestlers, etc. during the Soviet era, was restored and reconsecrated in 2002. Due to its excellent acoustics, the church is a popular concert venue. It also houses the church museum of Estonian Swedes.
One tour lasts up to 1.5 hours. The size of the group is 15–25 people.
Participants can practice listening to spoken Estonian (by listening to the tour guide) and speaking Estonian (by asking questions from the guide). Visiting various churches in the course of a tour allows adults whose first language is not Estonian practice their Estonian and raises their awareness of culture and history.
- Min. language level required: B1+
- Time: 21.10 from 14.00-15.30
- Location: St. Michael’s Church (Rüütli 9, Tallinn)
- No of participants: 25
Teacher: Inna Arno / [email protected]
Registration: (07.10 at 9.00) https://iseteenindus.integratsioon.ee/service/view/11746?lang=en
NB! You can register for the events through the Integration Foundation's self-service, which you can enter using an ID card, Mobile-ID or Smart-ID. Please see the user guide: https://integratsioon.ee/iseteenindus