Estonian language courses for adults

The Integration Foundation offers Estonian language studies and practice for adults (starting at the age of 18) at the A1, A2, B1, B2 and C1 levels. A wide range of learning opportunities are available, the most traditional of which are language courses.

ABOUT THE COURSES 
  • These courses are designed to develop all four skills: reading, writing, listening and speaking.​​​​​​Courses match the descriptions of the levels on the scale of the European language-learning framework document and therefore are appropriate for participants at the A1, A2, B1, B2 and C1 levels.
  • Courses develop the participants’ skills in expressing themselves both verbally and in writing.
  • Lessons are held in Estonian.
  • In addition to general language (for everyday communication and common work-related topics), the participants are taught the specific vocabulary they will need in their day-to-day lives (relevant to their profession or field, such as customer service). Depending on the level of their language skills, those who complete a course should be able to communicate in Estonian at an elementary, intermediate or advanced level.
PUBLIC ONLINE REGISTRATION
  • The free public registration for Estonian language courses takes place twice a year: in January and August. 
  • The next registration for language courses will take place in August 2021. 
  • NB! For the registration you will need:

  • The applicants can take a placement TEST to determine their language level.

COUNSELLING

  • For those who are unable to register for the courses through online registration, the Integration Foundation provides a free consultation service. As a result of consultation, a person's language learning needs, motivation and learning experience are mapped, and later they may be invited to study at the Integration Foundation's Estonian Language Houses or a suitable training provider when the next language courses begin.
  • To register for consultation, please contact our consultants via e-mail at info@integratsiooniinfo.ee or the free-of-charge phone line 800 9999.

Estonian language studies are financed by the Ministry of Culture, with additional financing in the period from 2014-2020 from the European Social Fund project ‘Activities promoting integration in Estonian society’.

LANGUAGE COURSES FOR SPECIFIC TARGET GROUPS

  • Starting in February 2021, the Integration Foundation will be offering free Estonian language courses at the B1 level for citizens of third countries lawfully residing in Estonia or in the process of obtaining the right to do so. The pre-requisite for taking part is Estonian skills at the A2 level. For more information, call the free hotline 800 9999 or e-mail info@integratsiooniinfo.ee.
    This project is being co-financed via the European Union's Asylum, Migration and Integration Fund and the Ministry of the Interior.
  • People who have been living in Estonia on a legal basis for at least five years and wishing to apply for Estonian citizenship and who meet the main requirements set for the citizenship application procedure can sign the agreement for free Estonian language courses and for obtaining a paid study leave from work. One-off free language training shall be provided from zero level up to B1 level. Read more HERE
    This project is financed by the Ministry of the Interior.