Improve your language skills in new courses!

In the autumn season the Estonian Language House in Narva offers the opportunity to improve your Estonian language skills in five new courses both in contact learning and online. Participants from all over Estonia are welcome for the online courses.

1. Online pronunciation course (THE GROUP IS COMPLETED)

This course is aimed at language learners looking to smooth the rough edges off their Estonian pronunciation. Participation in the course also requires independent practice. The course is made up of 10 group sessions as well as individual consultation. We practise all aspects of Estonian pronunciation through exercises, poetry, songs and everyday texts.

  • When: 7 October-16 December (10 group sessions on Thursdays from 13:00-14:15 plus individual consultations on Tuesdays & Thursdays at agreed times).
  • Place: Zoom
  • Min. language level required: B1
  • Registration: https://forms.gle/KP4t951fi3jNz7m96

 

2. Online course in Estonian culture (THE GROUP IS COMPLETED)

This course is designed for language learners interested in finding out more about Estonian singers, musicians, actors, designers, films, plays and traditions. Together we’ll watch and discuss TV shows, movies and interviews, developing our spoken self-expression and listening skills and honing our ability to ask and answer questions. We’ll learn to describe and debate things and gain a better understanding of local traditions and typical Estonian behaviour. There will also be five excursions to attend plays and concerts, visit museums and the like.

The course has a follow-up (‘Online course in Estonian culture II’) which will begin in January 2022, looking at nature, sights of natural and culturally historical importance in Estonia, literature, writers, poetry, photography, art, artists and more.

  • Min. language level required: B2
  • When: 6 October (group sessions then following weekly) from 17:30-20:00 plus excursions on weekends
  • Place: Zoom
  • Registration: https://forms.gle/ZgVs3HQ2YXBVsPoU7

 

3. Creativity course (THE GROUP IS COMPLETED)

On this course you’ll unleash the creative force within you! In doing so, you’ll also improve your Estonian. We’ll be putting our thoughts and feelings into words on paper, reading, acting and putting on productions and ultimately sharing all of this with others.

  • When: 22 September through to 31 May (Wednesdays from 14:00-15:30)
  • Place: Estonian Language House in Narva
  • Min. language level required: B1
  • Registration: https://forms.gle/XuRfJLtfNYFdNNh86

Health safety: In organising courses, Estonian Language Houses are guided by the current requirements put in place to stop the spread of coronavirus. Only people who have been vaccinated, recovered from COVID-19, or presented a negative test result can take part in events.
The certificates of all attendants will be checked at the entrance, please bring your identity document with you as well.
- The certificate can be submitted in both paper and digital form (eg from smartphone).
- There is no on-site testing available. 
 

4. Talking practice "Mokalaat" (in Narva and via Zoom)

In these presentation practice classes there’ll be no teachers or learners, as we’ll all be teaching and learning from one another! The aim of the classes is to hone your public speaking and presenting skills on a topic that interests you in a stress-free and supportive setting. Each of the participants will prepare a talk on their chosen subject – whether it be connected to their work, one of their hobbies, an exciting place they’ve been or something else that’s close to their heart. Everyone else will actively listen in, ask questions and contribute to the discussion that follows the presentation.

  • Language level: B2−C1
  • Where: Estonian Language Centre, Narva (once a month)/via Zoom (once a month)
  • When: Mondays from 18:00-19:30 (from 4 October, then every two weeks)
  • Registreerumise link: https://forms.gle/1ANmdvasSaGPR81LA

Health safety: In organising courses, Estonian Language Houses are guided by the current requirements put in place to stop the spread of coronavirus. Only people who have been vaccinated, recovered from COVID-19, or presented a negative test result can take part in events.
The certificates of all attendants will be checked at the entrance, please bring your identity document with you as well.
- The certificate can be submitted in both paper and digital form (eg from smartphone).
- There is no on-site testing available. 
 

5. Read > discuss > write (online course) (THE GROUP IS COMPLETED)

The aim of this course is to foster your skills in writing discursive texts. On the one hand, the basis of any good text is knowledge, but on the other, you need to be able to view the subject from a number of angles, and in the end put them all together in a logical and flowing piece of writing. Over 10 sessions, we’ll be reading topical media texts or watching chat shows, discussing them and practising writing discursive texts of our own.

 

The number of places is limited. Please register if it is possible to attend the course at all or most of the events.

The courses are free for participants.