Estonian Language Houses

Our Estonian Language Houses in Tallinn and Narva invite all language and culture lovers to communicate, learn, discover and broaden their horizons.

We’re sure to find a common language!

The Estonian Language Houses were established with the aim of offering language-learners a supportive Estonian-language environment in which to practise the national language, boost their confidence in speaking and make themselves more familiar with life in the country.

The centres offer the following:

New courses are opened twice a year at the Estonian Language Centres in Tallinn and Narva: at the start of the academic year in September, plus additional groups in February.

The groups are made up of language enthusiasts who have previously attended a consultation. They are informed in August or January (respectively) of groups being opened up around two weeks prior to the first lesson. Students may be offered two alternatives for courses depending on the preferences they indicated during their consultation. Estonian is taught at the centres in Estonian, with all of our teachers basing their teaching on a set of guidelines entitled ‘Best Practice in Teaching Estonian to Adults’. Information on the duration of courses, the organisation of studies and graduation can be found in the Language-learner’s Handbook, which is issued to every student at the start of a course. The textbooks our teachers use are E nagu Eesti, K nagu Kihnu and Naljaga pooleks.

In addition to being invited to courses at the Estonian Language Houses following a consultation, anyone interested has the chance, via public online registration twice a year, to enrol on courses offered by our partner schools around Estonia. This takes place in January and August and involves filling in a registration form and taking a placement test.

More detailed information about public registration can be found at our website.

  • Language cafés – These events give you the opportunity to talk about a range of interesting topics in a relaxed format and to enrich your language skills in the process. Find out more about timetable of language cafés HERE.
  • Estonian language and culture clubs – Practise your Estonian by attending a range of cultural events. See the timetable of clubs HERE.
  • Digital studies – Study independently online (Keeleklikk, Keeletee, Speakly or WalkTalk).
  • Events supporting language-learning – These events (conversation groups, film nights, educational field trips, workshops and more) represent a good opportunity for those interested in conversing on everyday topics in a relaxed atmosphere and learning about a wide range of things.



Estonian language house in Tallinn
+372 6599 022
Rävala 5 (6nd floor), Tallinn 10143Asukoht kaardil
Mo-Th 09:00-17:00, Fr 09:00-16:00

Estonian language house in Narva
+372 6599 030
Linda 2, 20309 NarvaAsukoht kaardil
Mo-Th 09:00-17:00, Fr 09:00-16:00