Estonian Language and Culture

Languages and Culture

About this course

Estonian compared to the Indo-European languages. Politeness formulas. Numbers. Vocabulary associated with university. Basic everyday phrases (in a shop, cafe, etc.).
A short review of Estonian history and culture.  

NB! This course will take place in autumn semester 2024/2025 which starts on 2nd of September and ends 26th of January (you can find that information under Start date section). The real course start and end dates will be announced at the beginning of September at the latest.

Learning outcomes

The student can use Estonian politeness formulas, can cope with everyday communicative situations (at the university, in a cafe, shop, in the street) at least on the level of understanding, can introduce him/herself in Estonian. The student knows the Estonian national symbols, traditions and historical background.


Final assessment can consist of one test/assignment or several smaller assignments completed during the whole course. After declaring a course the student can re-sit the exam/assessment once. Assessment can be graded or non-graded. For specific information about the assessment process please get in touch with the contact person of this course. For specific information about grade transfer please contact your home university


  • Õppejõu koostatud/ valitud materjalid.



Additional information

  • Credits
    ECTS 3
  • Level
  • Contact hours per week
  • Instructors
    Lilian Vanem
  • Mode of instruction
    Online - at a specific time
If anything remains unclear, please check the FAQ of TalTech (Estonia).


  • Start date

    2 September 2024

    • Ends
      26 January 2025
    • Term *
      Fall semester 2024
    • Instruction language
    • Register between
      14 May - 29 Jul 2024
    Only 5 days to enrol
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These offerings are valid for students of EPFL (Switzerland)