Registration for free Estonian language courses opens today at 10:00

The registration for free Estonian language courses opens today at 10:00 on the Integration Foundation website. A total of 736 places on 46 courses will be available. There will be further opportunities to register for courses in March and August, when the foundation will be offering up to 4000 additional places.

The Integration Foundation will be offering ‘Estonian for communication’ courses at the three levels for which there is most demand: A2, B1 and B2. The courses opening in January will take place in Tallinn, Narva, Jõhvi, Sillamäe, Kohtla-Järve, Ahtme, Tartu and Pärnu. There will be 23 courses in Tallinn, 10 in Narva, four in Jõhvi, two in Sillamäe, two in Kohtla-Järve, two in Ahtme, two in Tartu and one in Pärnu.

“Anyone who’s interested in studying Estonian can choose a course according to their language level and preferences regarding time, venue and language school,” explained Jana Tondi, the Head of Language Studies at the Integration Foundation. “We’ll be publishing the timetable for the courses on our website. We recommend reviewing the rules for registering and taking a placement test on our website before registration opens to make the whole process easier.”

Thanks to the additional funding for Estonian language studies allocated by the Ministry of Culture, the Integration Foundation will be opening registration rounds not only in January, but also in March and August, when up to 4000 additional places will be made available to learners at all levels from A1 to C1.

“This year we’re offering twice as many free places on courses to adult learners as we did last year, with three rounds of registration rather than the previous two,” Tondi said. “As such, if anyone misses out on registering or doesn’t find the right course for them in January, they can take another look and try again in March. Plus there’ll be our traditional further round of registration in August.”

The advisors at the Integration Foundation are happy to answer any questions about opportunities for Estonian studies. Call the free hotline 800 9999 or e-mail [email protected] to contact them.

The rules for registering for Estonian language courses can be reviewed and a placement test can be taken on the Integration Foundation website at

Estonian language studies are financed by the Ministry of Culture and via the European Social Fund project ‘Activities promoting integration in Estonian society’ from 2014-2020.