Registration for the free Estonian language courses will start on August 25th

On August 25th at 10 a.m., registration for the free Estonian language courses will start on the website of the Integration Foundation. A total of 91 courses can be registered for, where 1456 adults interested in Estonian language are welcome. Registration is open to adults from the age of 18 using their ID card, Mobile ID or Smart ID. 

The Integration Foundation provides free Estonian language of communication courses at A1, A2, B1, B2 and C1 levels. The courses are being held from September to December this year, with each course lasting for 120 academic hours. They will be taking place both face to face (in Tallinn, Narva, Jõhvi, Kohtla-Järve, Ahtme, Tartu, Pärnu and Sillamäe) and online.

"In organising language courses, the Integration Foundation is guided by the current requirements put in place to stop the spread of coronavirus. Anyone registering for face-to-face courses must present a COVID certificate when coming to classes,” explained Head of Language Studies Jana Tondi. “Depending on what the situation with the virus is like, we might also have to switch to online classes, so learners will need to be able to use a computer that’s connected to the Internet and that has a microphone and camera.”

Course timetables, registration rules and placement test are available on the Integration Foundation’s website.

The next round of registration will open in October when the Integration Foundation will be offering language enthusiasts around Estonia a further 240 places on face-to-face courses (in e.g. Sillamäe, Jõhvi, Kohtla-Järve, Ahtme and the Kiviõli area) and 128 places on online courses.

In addition to those who registered online, a further 500 people who were either recommended for a course during their consultation with the Integration Foundation in 2021 or who will be continuing their studies having successfully completed the previous level will also be learning the national language this autumn. This means that almost 2000 people in total will be commencing or continuing their free studies of Estonian in September.

In addition to the courses starting in September, we offer other language-learning opportunities you can already take part in or add to your plans:

Our advisers can help you choose the best form of study and practice for you, recommending a course or activity offered by the Integration Foundation or one of its partners based on your needs, level of motivation and previous learning experience. Additional information on the possibilities of learning and practicing the Estonian language, as well as counselling, is available by calling the free-of-charge information line 800 9999 or by e-mail [email protected].