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Estonian Language Classes
Kindly offered by the Estonian Ministry of Culture


Author of Estonian textbooks, teaching materials and programs, Leelo Kingisepp is highly recommended from the Estonian Ministry of Education for her knowledge and enthusiasm in teaching the Estonian language. She has taught workshops in both Estonia and abroad. 

There are two levels of instruction available: BEGINNER and INTERMEDIATE

Please choose the beginner’s level course if you have no previous knowledge of Estonian, or if you know some words and expressions but do not speak the language. In this course you will learn the basic everyday expressions that can be used when visiting Estonia or talking to Estonians in Canada. Topics may include telling the time, food and drinks, giving and receiving directions, etc.

Due to the large number of interested students in this level, there are two beginner options available. Please choose either A or B.

Beginner Class A:

  • Monday evenings, 6:45-9:15pm
  • Classes run from October 17th to November 21st, 6 classes total

Beginner Class B:

  • Saturday mornings, 9:30am-12:00pm
  • Classes run from October 22nd to November 26th, 6 classes total

Please choose the intermediate level course if you are able to understand and use Estonian in a simple way to talk about yourself and familiar topics. In this course you will have an opportunity to use Estonian in playful situations in order to boost your confidence and build everyday communications skills. Topics may include family, hobbies, music, etc.

Intermediate Class:

  • Friday evenings, 6:45-9:15pm. 
  • Classes run from October 14th to November 25th (no class Nov 11th), 6 classes total

$100 :  adult
$90 :  VES members

20 maximum students per class. Please register early as we anticipate spaces filling up quickly!

All classes will be held at Meie Kodu - 6520 Oak Street, Vancouver - in the upstairs hall.

* PLEASE NOTE *  Additional cooking classes, game nights and film nights are in the planning process; more information will be forwarded to registered students once available. This will be a good chance to practice speaking and hearing the language, as well will offer students an opportunity to learn activity specific words.

To register, please email Brigid at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..