This intensive program provides beginners a solid introduction to Estonian. Students who complete the course successfully will complete the equivalent of the 1st-Year curriculum in the Department of Central Eurasian Languages at Indiana University and will reach a proficiency of Intermediate Low or better. They will be able to communicate in day-to-day situations in Estonian, will be able to read and write effectively on familiar topics, and will have a solid foundation for further study or travel. The program introduces Estonian culture through work with authentic materials and media, as well as Estonian activities and structured interactions with Estonian speakers.
BALSSI combines support for the student of Baltic languages with Baltic-focused cultural events and Baltic studies. Classes are small, intimate, and customized to help students achieve their individual academic and personal Baltic-related goals.