Estonian Basic Course
Listen: Hear a phrase first in Russian and then twice in Estonian
Repeat: Practice at your own pace and learn the pronunciation
Learn: You may begin to start using your new language within a few exercises
This is a bilingual (russian to estonian) downloadable course in Estonian.
The course contains of 3 hours MP3/AAC-file downloaded recorded material and 2 course booklets in PDF-format.
The textbooks follow the chapters of the recording.
This introductory course is both in Estonian and Russian and contains the following 37 chapters:
1. Common expressions – when you meet someone
2. The cardinal numbers
3. The ordinal numbers
5.The days of the week
6. The months
7. The seasons
8. The weather
9. The colours
10. By train
11. By air
12. At the airport
13. At passport control / at customs
14. At the hotel
16. Renting a car
17. At garage/ at the petrol station
18. By bus
19. By underground
20. By taxi
21. Giving directions
22. Common expressions – when you are in need of help
23. At the bank
24. At the post office
26. Common socializing expressions
27. At the restaurant
30. Purchases and shopping
31. At the doctor’s
32. At the chemist’s
33. Common expressions – in emergencies
34. On the beach
You will learn approximately 800 new words.
In everyday speech a person uses between 500 and 1500 words.
According to the scale provided by the European Council’s levels of Language Proficiency, you will have mastered level A1 at the completion of this course.
This implies that you will be familiar with the most common words and basic phrases related to your immediate surroundings, a well as beeing able to read common names and simple sentences. You will be able to converse when your interlocutor speaks clearly and slowly. You will be able to complete basic application forms.