We continue with Estonian language courses intended for regular migrants

As part of the adaptation programme, we will continue organising Estonian language courses for regular migrants. This year, we offer the opportunity to enroll in courses at levels A1, A2, and B1 to about 2,000 persons. You can register for the courses from January 16, 2024. 

This year, we are tripling the capacity of Estonian language courses for regular migrants compared to last year, when approximately 600 individuals were able to enrol – we will organise courses for about 2,000 people in 2024. Depending on the mapped interest, we will focus on the possibility of starting Estonian language studies: we plan to organise a total of 36 courses at level A1, 25 courses at level A2, and ten courses at level B1. 

As part of the adaptation programme, we will organise Estonian language courses for regular migrants in cooperation with language schools selected through a public procurement – Folkuniversitetet Estonia MTÜ in Tallinn, Kersti Võlu Koolituskeskus OÜ and Algus OÜ in other cities across Estonia. Those schools offer training both online and in classrooms. The courses are free for all participants. 

Our new compatriots can register to Estonian language courses at levels A1, A2, and B1 from January 16. At first, we will open 17 courses for registration, which will take place online and in the cities of Tallinn, Tartu, Narva, and Jõhvi from January and February this year. We will increase the number of courses over time. 

You can register for the Estonian language courses on the website of the adaptation programme: registration link. If you are interested in the offer, you can choose the appropriate course according to the level, study format, date, and location. Registration is open until the study groups are full. More information is available by email: [email protected]

Please consider when registering for the Estonian language courses

  • Many people may be interested in the courses, so the website may be temporarily unavailable. Should this happen, please be patient and return to the website an hour or two later. 

  • Levels of Estonian language learning: 

    • A1 (100 academic hours) is intended for those who wish to start at the beginner level and take the first steps in learning a new language. The course will focus on the basic rules of Estonian and the most essential communication skills, such as using everyday expressions and asking and answering simple questions. 

    • A2 (150 academic hours) further develops your language skills, enabling you to understand simpler texts, communicate in everyday situations, and expand your vocabulary. 

    • B1 (250 academic hours) is intended for those who have acquired the A level proficiency in Estonian. By the end of the course, you will be able to understand everything important about topics familiar to you, such as work, school, and leisure time. You will be able to handle communication with state institutions and use services in Estonian as well as write simple texts on familiar subjects or topics that pique your interest, describe your experiences, events, dreams, and goals and briefly justify and explain your views and plans. 

  • Independent learning is an integral part of the course at every study level. The teachers recommend and use the Keeleklikk online environment to increase the effectiveness of learning. 

  • Important notes, additional information, and a registration link are available on the website of the adaptation programme

 What else you should consider as a regular migrant

  • Regular migrants are people from other countries who have lived in Estonia for less than five years and have acquired a temporary residence permit or right of residence due to their work, studies, moving in with a family member, starting a business, etc. 

  • The Settle in Estonia adaptation programme is a free study programme whereby the Estonian state helps recently arrived foreigners to adapt to local life faster and integrate into Estonian society. The programme also enables you to complete other courses supporting adaptation free of charge. Detailed information can be found on the website of the Integration Foundation: https://www.integratsioon.ee/en/kohanemine

  • In addition to Estonian language courses, we offer opportunities for regular migrants to participate in activities that support the learning of Estonian. Detailed information on these opportunities can be found on the website of the Integration Foundation: https://integratsioon.ee/en/estonian-language-studies

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