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Estonian Language Course | How Long Does It Take to Master Estonian? | Baltic Media Language Training Centre 

In this section you will find out: How long does it take to master Estonian? | Does your mother-tongue affect your mastery of Estonian? | How many classes does it take to master Estonian? | Estonian language course for companies | Estonian language course for individuals | Private classes | How much does a Estonian language course cost?

Estonian language (eesti keel) is the official language of Estonia, spoken natively by about 1.1 million people: 922,000 people in Estonia and 160,000 outside Estonia. Estonian is closely related to Finnish and belongs to the Finnic branch of the Uralic language family. It is one of the few Languages of Europe that is not of an Indo-European origin. Despite some overlaps in the vocabulary due to borrowings, in terms of its origin, Estonian and Finnish are not related to their nearest geographical neighbours, Swedish, Latvian, and Russian, which are all Indo-European languages.

Although the Estonian and Germanic languages are of very different origins, one can identify many similar words in Estonian and German, for example. This is primarily because the Estonian language has borrowed nearly one third of its vocabulary from Germanic languages.

How Long Does It Take to Master Estonian? 

In order to learn the communication phrases used by tourists in daily situations a couple days in the language course will suffice. However, if you want to master written and spoken Estonian more properly, you should allow one to three years. In order to achieve an academic level, you will need at least five to seven years.

Is It Possible to Master It Faster?

With time and motivation you can master EStonian faster. The more time you dedicate to learning the language, the faster you will achieve the result. Daily communication in Estonian will be a great advantage. And do not forget the media (radio and television), press, cultural events, music, and films in Estonian.

Does Your Mother-Tongue Affect Your Mastery of Estonian?

If you speak Finish or it is your mother-tongue, you will learn Estonian easier and faster. People proficient in Uralic languages will see similarities with the Estonian grammar system and words loaned from these languages.

Some important tips in order to master Estonian faster:

  • Learn each new word in the context it is used in.
  • Repeat what you have learned often because repetition is the mother of learning;
  • Use both real and virtual Estonian language domain;
  • Use the media (TV, radio, music, literature, social media platforms) in Estonian;
  • Read fiction in Estonian, start with easy Estonian;
  • Let yourself make mistakes, use the language, jump in the Estonian language river for a swim! You can do it!

How Many Classes Does It Take to Master Estonian?

Each language learner is different, however, you can see roughly how much effort and time you will have to dedicate to learning the language below:

C2 - 60 hours (C2/1) + 60 hours (C2/2)

C1 - 60 hours (C1/1) + 60 hours (C1/2)

B2 - 60 hours (B2/1) + 60 hours (B2/2) 

B1 - 60 hours (B1/1) + 60 hours (B1/2)

A2 - 48 hours (A2/1) + 48 hours (A2/2)

A1 - 48 hours (A1/1) + 48 hours (A1/2)

If you want to master Estonian language, contact the employees of our language centre by e-mail: kursi@balticmedia.com or call +371 67224395. 

For more information on how the language courses of Baltic Media, the leading language service company in Northern Europe, are organized visit: https://www.balticmedia.com/language-training-courses-classes-lessons 

Baltic Media is a language service company founded in Sweden with over 25 years of experience, therefore, you can trust our Estonian language course!

Estonian Language Course for Companies

Teachers of the Baltic Media Language Learning Centre are professionals who use a creative, contemporary approach to preparing and conducting language courses and will adapt the content to your needs and wishes.

Estonian language courses we offer:

  • Correspond to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (A1, A2, B1, B2, C1, C2),;
  • Use a test to assesses Estonian language skills of employees before starting a course;
  • Develop all the necessary Estonian language skills with a focus on speaking;
  • Teach how to conduct successful business negotiations with clients or business partners.

During the studies, the teacher checks the progress of participants of the Estonian language course and at the end of the course submits to the employer a report on presence / absence and the assessment of language skills. Participants of the Estonian language course receive a certificate of the level of Estonian language skills achieved.

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Estonian Language Course for Individuals

Baltic Media Language Training Centre offers private lessons or group classes at our office. If you travel or go on business trips often, it is worth applying for Skype classes. Our teachers will develop a Estonian language course programme to meet your needs.

During classes you will learn how to do the following:

  • Book a hotel, order food, travel, find a job etc.;
  • Communicate to leave a good impression;
  • Tell about your culture or find out about the differences in another culture;
  • Conduct business negotiations successfully;
  • Prepare presentations in Estonian and much more.

All you have to do is assess your Estonian language skills and apply for private lessons or group classes.

Individual Estonian Language Course | Private Lessons

If you want to save money and master the language faster, you might want to apply for private Estonian language lessons.

Individual Estonian language course is especially effective as the lecturer dedicates all their attention to one language learner. Although one academic hour is slightly more expensive than a group lesson, money is spent more effectively and in the long run private lessons will cost you less. If you study individually, you will need less classes to achieve the desired result than you would in a group setting. 

If you have no prior knowledge of Estonian, start with the beginner's level A1.

How Much Does a Estonian Language Course Cost?

24 classes (48 academic hours) will cost you from 279 euro (incl. VAT), if the classes are conducted in an open group setting at the Baltic Media Language Training Centre on Elizabetes iela 2, Riga. Fees might differ depending on the level of the course. To find out the exact fee, contact our employees by e-mail; kursi@balticmedia.com or call +37167224395.