Rules for registering

August 2019

Rules for registering

  • Before selecting and registering for a language level, take a placement test here and only then choose a course in accordance with your results. You can check your language level with the placement test at any time, not just on the day you register. Language levels: 0-A1 – beginner -> A2 – pre-intermediate -> B1 – intermediate -> B2 – upper-intermediate -> C1 – advanced.
  • Take a look at the training calendar, which sets out the days of the week and times the courses will be taking place, their venues and who will be running them. Select a course that meets your expectations in regard to the language level, schedule, venue and trainer/language school. You can filter courses by town/city or level. Choose a course according to one or the other.
  • Having chosen a course, fill in the registration form. Note: all fields must be filled in. At first, give your full name (in Latin script), personal identification code, e-mail address and telephone number. To consent to us processing your personal data, tick the box and click on ‘Submit’.
  • Confirmation will then appear on the screen that your registration has been successful. If you have taken the same course before, you will be notified of this and will have to select another course, because you can only register for and take a course at any given level once. Once all of the places in a group have been filled, registration for that group is closed.
  • After registering you will receive an e-mail with your registration details. Please check the email before you sumbit the registration form.

 

Registered for a course? Keep the following in mind:

  • You will receive an automated response setting out the level and start date of your course, the venue for it and the name of the trainer running it. You then attend the course based on the information given in this response.
  • The Integration Foundation sends the trainers running the courses lists of those who have registered for them.
  • The following day (or at the latest within one week of registering) the trainer running the course will get in touch with you and send you more detailed information about the placement testing time and start date.
  • At the start of the first lesson, participants must sign the registration sheet, complete a statistical survey and take a placement test.
  • Everyone who registers for a course must undertake a placement test to ensure that they will be able to cope with studying in the given group.
  • Placement testing reassures both you and the trainer that you have assessed your language level accurately and chosen a group accordingly.
  • If the course at the level you have chosen does not match your actual language level, you will be automatically dropped from the group. New courses will commence six months later (in January/February or August/September).
  • The schedules for courses are compiled by the trainers in cooperation with the Integration Foundation and cannot be amended during the study period.
  • Groups commence studies once a sufficient number of participants have been found (the minimum being 16 people per group).
  • Registration is open for courses at the A2, B1, B2 and C1 levels. Courses at the A1-A2 levels are organised according to demand. To take part in such a course you must first come in to one of our Estonian Language Centres for a free consultation.
  • As a rule, all courses start within one month of registration closing.
  • Studies last for at least 120 academic hours. Independent studies also need to be undertaken online at Keeletee.
  • Lessons are held 2-3 times per week, each lasting 2-4 academic hours. In the course of studies the teacher creates an environment in which the participants can communicate in Estonian.
  • Courses last for around five months. At the end of your course you will have to take a final exam to gauge your language level. If you pass your course, the trainer will issue you with a certificate to that effect or with confirmation that you have completed the course.

 

Further information is available by calling our free hotline 800 9999 or e-mailing info@integratsiooniinfo.ee.

You can same contacts to register for a free consultation. Our advisors will help you determine your best options for Estonian language studies so that you become an independent learner and language user.