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ESTONIAN LANGUAGE A1 

About:

The course is designed for students who wish to understand and utilise common expressions and basic phrases in an Estonian-speaking environment. The course aims to help students comprehend common words and phrases used in everyday communication situations such as family, home, shopping, and work. It provides 40 academic hours of instruction, with the language of instruction being Estonian (based on English). The learning outcomes include being able to speak slowly and clearly, ask and answer simple questions, write simple messages, phrases, and sentences to describe people and places, and learn essential facts about Estonia and its culture.

After Math:

Upon completion of the course, students will have a basic understanding of the Estonian language and shall be able to engage in simple conversations, as well as read and write at a beginner level. 

Requirements:

The course price per participant is 240 euros.  For a cheaper option, you can directly take part in the online A1 certificate exam at a cost of 50 euros. You can take the A1 exam at this URL.

Content Description:

Module 1: Personal Basics

  • Section 1: Personal Data and Family: Understanding Personal Documents, Family Relationships, and Basic Personal Information.

  • Section 2: Greetings and Etiquette: Basic greetings, speech etiquette, introduction techniques, and simple personal information.

Module 2: Understanding Estonia

  • Section 3: Homeland and Identity: describing origin, comparing Estonia with the student's homeland, and learning about nationalities and languages.

  • Section 4: Geography and Navigation: Introduction to Estonian Geography, Major Cities, and How to Find Information on Maps.

Module 3: Education and Profession

  • Section 5: Academic and Professional Language: Discussing studies, professions, and occupations, including language skills relevant to the workplace.

Module 4: Leisure and Culture

  • Section 6: Free Time Activities: Conversing about hobbies, entertainment, and understanding cultural nuances such as invitations.

Module 5: Food and Dining

  • Section 7: Culinary Communication: Engaging with Estonian dining culture, understanding menus, and ordering in various establishments.

Module 6: Daily Life in Estonia

  • Section 8: Everyday Information: Comprehending announcements and advertisements, as well as discussing places and activities.

  • Section 9: Nature and Weather: Describing weather conditions and seasons, with references to Estonian flora and fauna.

Module 7: Travel and Mobility

  • Section 10: Navigating Travel: Utilising Public Transport, Planning Travel, and Understanding Ticketing Systems.

Module 8: Time and Daily Routine

  • Section 11: Time Management: Describing daily activities and understanding the concepts and conventions of time in Estonia.

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