Estonian A1 and Estonian Culture
Course code
old course code
Course title in Estonian
Eesti keel A1 ja eesti kultuur
Course title in English
Estonian A1 and Estonian Culture
ECTS credits
Assessment form
lecturer of 2021/2022 Autumn semester
Kristiina Bernhardt (language of instruction:Estonian)
Annika Bauer (language of instruction:English)
Riina Roasto (language of instruction:Estonian)
lecturer of 2021/2022 Spring semester
lecturer not assigned
Course aims
Support students in achieving the elementary level of Estonian which ables them to cope in simple everyday situations. Support students in achieveing the basic knowledge of Estonian culture and ability to interact in Estonian cultural enviroment.
Brief description of the course
Grammar: Present tense, nominative, genitive, partitive, local
cases, plural nominative, postpositions, imperative 2P Sg, imperfect and perfect, past perfect, comparison, translative, terminative, essive, comitative, abessive. Topics: Family, numbers, weekdays and months, shopping, food, holidays, weather, travelling in Estonia, clothing, eating out. The most important problems of Estonian culture are analyzed both in historical perspective as well as in relation to contemporary developments. The main stages in the development of Estonian culture, important persons. The relations of Estonian folklore, customs and beliefs with contemporaray Estonian society. Modern Estonian culture, media and culture, cultural establishments.
Learning outcomes in the course
Upon completing the course the student:
- has the basic level in Estonian which ables students to cope in simple everyday situations;
- is able to introduce himself / herself and others and ask about place of living, people and things he / she knows and answer similar questions;
- is familiar with the Estonian cultural space and understands the basic cultural processes.
Annika Bauer, Kristiina Bernhardt