Language courses aim at giving/improving basic knowledge of the Estonian language; improving oral and written language skills; learning to understand what is heard or read. The courses have 1-2 meeting times a week.
One Estonian language course per semester is free of charge for international staff and visiting faculty members of the University of Tartu as well as for their family members. In addition, one Estonian culture class can be picked free of charge. You can choose for suitable Estonian language course and/or Estonian cultural class.
Register for autumn semester courses here.
Ms Sirli Urbas
Human Resources Office
Phone: +372 737 5194sirli.urbas [ät] ut.ee
Office: Munga 4, artu
The course, called Keeleklikk, is a modern online Estonian course for beginners that is suitable for individual study and also for classroom use. Keeleklikk targets adult learners who want to learn how to communicate in everyday situations.
Keeleklikk is free of charge for anyone who wishes to use it. The project has been financed by the European Social Fund and the Estonian Ministry of Education and Research.
Additional information from internal website.
If you have already learned some Estonian and are looking for independent ways how to go on, you may find the following guide useful:
Guide for independent language learning (Eng)Guide for independent language learning (Rus)
In this booklet you will find practical ideas and suggestions for:
The booklet has been published by the Integration and Migration Foundation Our People (MISA).
The e-learning object about "About Estonian Folk Culture" by University of Tartu Language Center.
The study aid contains reading texts, audio and video files, and a large number of exercises for different language levels. The languages (of the study aid) include Estonian, Latvian, Lithuanian, English, German, French, Spanish, (modern Greek), Japanese, and Russian.
If you would like to improve your command of English, there are several English courses available (level C1 - advanced, B2 - intermediate, see below). Courses are free of charge for teaching staff and researchers:
More information is available on the internal website.
NB! In case of low interest/few participants (min 8) the cource will be cancelled.
Mr Raivo Valk
Human Resources Officeraivo.valk [ät] ut.ee
Phone: +372 737 5141