On-line Estonian

ESTONIAN SKYPE COURSE AT UNIVERSITY OF TALLINN

Levels: 1. Beginners 2. Lower intermediate 3. Intermediate 4. Advanced
Textbooks: Mall Pesti, Helve Ahi. E nagu Eesti, K nagu Kihnu, L nagu lugemik
Schedule: 10-week sessions starting in January, March, June, September
Fee: 120 euros (per session)
Instructor: Mall Pesti
You need: stong motivation, good self-discipline and 3-4 hours of free time a week
Registration: http://summerschool.tlu.ee/online-courses/

Course components:

  • Independent study with the textbook, audio and online materials.
  • Self-check exercises and tests online (in moodle).
  • Essay writing every other week.
  • Weekly 50 minute chats (writing) in the group of 3-4 students.
  • An individual phone class once a month.

 

Advantages of on-line learning:

  • Easy and fun learning environment.
  • No need to drive to the classroom.
  • Contact from your office, home or airport.
  • Flexible times.
  • Study on your own pace.
  • You can wear pajamas in class.
  • Meet fans of Estonia from other countries.

TRY IT OUT, PAYMENTS AFTER THE SECOND CHAT.

 

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TIPS FOR CHAT

1. Be creative!
2. Keep your textbook closed.
3. Don’t use the dictionary, just ask unknown words in the chat.
4. Don’t write 2-3 word answers. Never say “yes“ or “no“ only.
5. Answer all the questions asked by the teacher and other students.
6. Be active! Ask questions yourself.
7. Don’t say “ah, oh, oi, ok, vabandust, aitäh“ after teacher’s corrections.
8. All the numbes write with words.
9. Don‘t use words and phrases we haven’t learned.
10. Pay attention to teacher’s questions for hints and for case endings = copy-paste endings.
11. The teacher uses capital letters for corrections. Don’t be sensitive.
12. Don’t watch football or cook during the chat.
13. After the chat print the chatlog and learn all the useful phrases.