Estonian Language Curriculum 0-A2 Level

Approved by Opus Lingua OÜ board on 01.07.2015.

Name of the education institution: Opus Lingua Language School

Name of the curriculum: Estonian language A2 level in-service training for preparation for the Estonian language proficiency examination

Curriculum group: Foreign languages and cultures, Estonian language as a foreign language

General objectives of the curriculum: The purpose of the training for preparation for the Estonian language proficiency examination is to develop the Estonian language skill of a non-Estonian speaking student during their preparation for the proficiency examination. In Opus Lingua Language School, the condition for finishing the curriculum is the ability to speak the Estonian language at a A2 level. Here and hereinafter, language proficiency levels are defined by the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.
Documents issued after finishing the course: Certificate of language proficiency level

The conditions for finishing the course are the following: the student participates in at least 60 percent of the auditory lessons, submits all necessary homework and receives positive feedback for the homework. At the end of the course, an examination carried out by the Opus Lingua Language School will take place. It the student successfully passes that examination, the student will be issued a certificate and is allowed to participate in the language proficiency level examination carried out by SA Harno.

If the student does not meet the conditions for finishing the course, Opus Lingua Language School will give the student an opportunity to participate in another group’s course which is based on the same curriculum. In that case, the student and Opus Lingua Language School will agree on a timetable for submitting homework.

Classrooms: Opus Lingua OÜ classrooms are located at Pühavaimu 6 , Tallinn.

We have 5 classrooms for group study sessions as well as 2 smaller classrooms for private lessons. All of the classrooms meet  health- and safety requirements. There are whiteboards, video projectors, and CD-players in every classroom. The lightning in the classroom meets all requirements.   The classrooms are equipped with technical instruments that are used during the language proficiency examinations, for example, the students have the possibility to record their oral part of the examination and therefore the students gave the possibility to familiarize themselves with the recording that will take place during the language proficiency examination.

There are separate bathrooms for women and men. Our students have the possibility to use the kitchen.

Our school provides free WiFi for the students.

The head of the curriculum/contact information: Anu Suik, e-mail:


Estonian Language A2 level courses
Total volume of the course: 200 academic lessons, which include 60 auditory lessons and 140 practical and  independent studying lessons. Arrangement of the lessons: 2-times per week, 2 academic lessons at a time. The course lasts for: 4-5 months. At the end of the course, an examination carried out by the education institution will take place.
Purpose To create the conditions to acquire the Estonian language at a level that in necessary for easy language situations.
Short description of the course:

(including the description of independent work that is in compliance with the volume of independent work)

The courses are based on English

The contents of the course by subjects and knowledge of language:

1.     Family and personal information (name, marital status, structure of the family, age, contact information, address, pets).

2.     Living environment (nature: animals, birds, plants, weather). Home and its surroundings. The zoo. Warning labels. Asking for help.

3.     Municipal and commercial services  (postal services, bank services, stores and malls etc.), requesting things, understanding the main information about goods, services and commercials. Buying from the market and stores. Speech etiquette when buying.

4.     Health and healthcare (hospitals, heath centres etc.), asking information about medical services and registering for a doctor’s appointment, buying medications from the drugstore. Health condition. Asking for advice.

5.     Place of residence and real estate (real estate office etc.), requesting something, understanding the main information form real estate advertisements and notifying about problems. The description of home or apartment.

6.     Catering (restaurants, cafes and other catering facilities) booking a table, understanding the menu and requesting something.

7.     Transport and traveling (public transportation, city transportation, travel agencies, housing facilities etc.), acquiring information about traveling and accommodation, understanding notifications and directions. Giving directions. Traveling from home to work. Traveling in Estonia.

7.     Education (school, kindergarten etc.), understanding the main information about a school or a kindergarten; understanding the directions form a teacher or a lecturer and understanding greetings and similar formalities that common in the school. Choosing language courses, study materials, other students. Choosing a profession. Professions and occupations.

8.     Free time and pastime (culture events, hobbies, sport etc.); understanding easy information about culture events and other pastime events and services; inviting guests over and introducing them. Vacation and planning vacations. Hobbies.  Summer home. Recreational activities in Estonia. Birthdays, family and national events.

9.     Work and work relationships (job advertisements, job interviews, activities at work); understanding the main information in job advertisements; asking questions and answering them; understanding work tasks and introducing your profession.

Speech etiquette.


1.     Alphabet. Pronunciation.

2.     Noun: main cases, plural, forming questions, locative cases, using with adjectives

3.     Numeral: cardinal numerals, using numerals with adjectives; using cardinal numerals with nouns, ordinal numbers

4.     Verb: verb conjugation, past simple, rection, transitive verbs, imperative.

5.     Conjunction.

Independent tasks By doing independent work, the student acquires vocabulary, reinforces what they have studied during auditory classes and uses the possibility to improve their language skills by using the language in everyday situations.


Learning outcomes The student understands and uses everyday expressions and easier phrases. They can introduce themselves and others, ask for addresses, ask about acquaintances and familiar things and can answer similar questions. The student has acquired:

·        The knowledge about the pronunciation of the Estonian language; the basic understanding of grammar;

·        The base vocabulary , the use of which will be trained by dialogues and role play;

·        The ability to express themselves in everyday situations (limited to the base vocabulary);

·        The ability to understand easier texts in speech, newspapers, radios, TV-s;

·        The ability to understand the person who they are conversing with in a limited extent;

·        The ability to write easier letters.

The student has acquired the base vocabulary which consists of about 1500 different words and expressions. The students trains the use of the base vocabulary by dialogues and role plays.

According to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages, the student has acquired the language proficiency level A2 after successfully completing the course.

Evaluation methods Exam (written and oral test)
Teacher Mairi Sepp
Name of the course in English Estonian A2
Study materials “Tere!” and “Tere jälle!”


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