This intensive program is for students who have elementary proficiency in Estonian and want to develop their speaking, listening, reading, and writing skills. Students who complete the course successfully complete the equivalent of the 2nd-Year curriculum in the Department of Central Eurasian Languages at Indiana University and will reach a proficiency of Intermediate Mid or better. They will able to function effectively in an Estonian-speaking environment; will be able to understand and work with authentic materials, including news, videos, podcasts, chats, stories, articles on familiar topics, etc.; and will have a solid foundation for travel or advanced study. The program develops familiarity with Estonian culture through work with authentic materials and media, as well as Estonian activities and structured interactions with Estonian speakers.
Estonian Level 2
The program is open to all, including
- IU and non-IU students
- graduate and undergraduate students
- high-school students over age 16
This is a level 2 course. Prior experience is required, specifically
- Successful completion of 1st-Year Estonian at Indiana University within last 24 months, OR
- Successful completion of placement exam (administered after admission but before payment of fees).
HOUSING AND MEALS
Housing in Willkie Center is included in your Workshop fee. You will stay in an air-conditioned single room, sharing a lounge with other students of your language.
Summer dining options are limited. We recommend that you cook in the Willkie Hall kitchen or eat in local eateries.
ABOUT YOUR INSTRUCTOR
Liina-Ly has been teaching different levels of Estonian language and culture for the last 5 years. She recently received her PhD in Scandinavian and Baltic film and literature at the University of Washington; her research interests include post-World War II literature and cinema, trauma and memory studies, and melodrama. In her free time, Liina-Ly enjoys watching (almost any kind of) films, playing flute and hiking.