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Come and find out FREE OF CHARGE what our language cafés are all about


Saturday 6 May | Narva

       Narva Young Sailors Club (1st floor)
15:00-16:30        Narva Central Library
                               Narva Counselling Centre (Keres Centre, 3rd floor, room 308)
17:00-18:30        Narva College of the University of Tartu (gallery hall, basement level)

PLEASE NOTE: You must register in advance by calling 800 9999.  Let us know you’ll be coming – we look forward to seeing you!

Have you studied Estonian at school or on language courses but don’t have many opportunities to use it? Come and join the language cafés organised by the Integration Foundation. It doesn’t matter whether you’re a beginner or more advanced – everyone’s welcome. On 6 May you have a great opportunity to find out first-hand what the language cafés are all about.

So what do they involve? Here are five important things you should know about them.

1. They DON’T involve grammar studies

The language cafés are not language courses. They’re a chance for you to take a break from your everyday routine and practise your Estonian in a relaxed atmosphere outside of the confines of a traditional classroom setting. Your language skills will improve, and you’re sure to meet some great people.

2. Everyone gets the chance to speak
Finally you get an opportunity to focus on speaking Estonian and understanding what others are saying. You also build up your courage and self-assurance in using the language.

3. We keep talking the whole time
We don’t do any writing; we don’t do any exercises; we don’t do any reading. We talk, and talk, and talk.

4. Mistakes are allowed
No one should worry about the fact that their Estonian isn’t perfect. It’s so cute when non-Estonians speak Estonian, isn’t it? It doesn’t matter if you make little mistakes.

5. We talk about things that are of interest to people
It’s no secret that we all like to talk about ourselves, our travels, our hobbies, our work and our families. And they’re just the sorts of things we talk about at the language cafés.

The introductory event showcasing the language cafés in Narva on 6 May is being organised by the Integration Foundation as part of Europe Day and the all-Estonian “Let’s Do It!” clean-up campaign.