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FEBRUARY 2015
08.02.2015

Updates to kutsekeel.ee portal
Belarusian fairytale-themed drawing competition opens
Youngsters to mark singer’s 95th birthday with festival



Updates to kutsekeel.ee portal


With the support of the Integration and Migration Foundation, the kutsekeel.ee portal has been updated with 40 worksheets contributing to the transition of vocational school teachers to Estonian-language teaching.

The portal centralises and manages materials designed for the teaching and learning of professional language and occupations. It is designed to collect and distribute links to (e-) teaching materials and to present the latest news from the field of professional language. In-service training was provided to teachers from institutions of vocational education, again with the support of the Integration and Migration Foundation, as well as that of the Unique School Development Centre Foundation, which led to the worksheets being produced. The worksheets are designed for use by vocational teachers and teachers of Estonian and other subjects from vocational schools.

“The worksheets contain study tasks that help students whose mother tongue isn’t Estonian get a better handle on the subject they’re studying,” explained Liilika Raudhein, the coordinator of the Integration and Migration Foundation’s Implementation Centre. “The topics vary and include materials that cover a range of subjects, from specific professions to more general subjects.”

All 40 worksheets can be found here

Support for the preparation of the worksheets was given by the Ministry of Education and Research via the ‘In-service training for vocational school teachers’ project of the ‘Language Studies Development 2011-2013’ programme supported by the European Social Fund. The ‘Language Training Development 2011-2013’ programme was implemented by the Integration and Migration Foundation.

For further information please contact: Liilika Raudhein, coordinator, Implementation Centre | Telephone: +372 659 9841 | E-mail: liilika.raudhein@meis.ee

Belarusian fairytale-themed drawing competition opens

Led by the EVA Studiorum learning and development centre and with the support of the Integration and Migration Foundation, an international drawing competition has been launched based around the theme of Belarusian fairytales. Dedicated to 10 years of cooperation between Estonian and Belarusian schools, the competition – which is entitled ‘The Belarus of Fairytales’ – will see its most impressive entries turned into a travelling exhibition. Entries can be submitted until 20 March.

“The competition’s designed to contribute to the development of the artistic talent of youngsters from the ages of 5-18 with the help of Belarusian folk poetry and folklore,” explained Kristina Pirgop, an area manager with the Integration and Migration Foundation’s Development Centre. “We think drawing the colourful characters from Belarusian fairytales will broaden their horizons when it comes to the art and culture of the country.”

The best works from the competition will be rewarded with diplomas and prizes by a jury comprising Estonian artists and art experts. Outstanding illustrations will also appear in the pages of a collection of Belarusian fairytales being published by EVA Studiorum and form a travelling exhibition which will be held in both Tallinn (at the Russian Cultural Centre) and Minsk.

The ‘Sister schools’ project is being supported by the Ministry of Culture and the Integration and Migration Foundation.

For further information please contact: Niina Peerna | Mobile: +372 5197 5079 | E-mail: niina@evastudiorum.com;

Kristina Pirgop, area manager, Development Centre | Telephone: +372  659 9024 | E-mail: kristina.pirgop@meis.ee

Youngsters to mark singer’s 95th birthday with festival

An international festival and competition will be held in Tallinn from 11-14 February with the support of the Integration and Migration Foundation to mark the 95th birthday of one of Estonia’s best known and most loved singers, Georg Ots.

Concert venues around the city will host the ‘Friendship’ festival, at which children from Estonia, Latvia, Russia and Kazakhstan will perform the songs and arias by Ots that have most inspired them. In this way they will be paying their respects to the talent and musical heritage of a man who was famous well beyond the borders of his homeland.

“It’s going to be a really exciting event, because it’s not often we get youngsters from somewhere as exotic as Kazakhstan performing the classics of Georg Ots!” said Kristina Pirgop, an area manager with the Integration and Migration Foundation’s Development Centre. “The concerts will also feature professional opera singers from Moscow, Rīga, Simkten and Tallinn and the ‘Fokstrott’ variety and symphony orchestra.”

‘Friendship’ festival and competition programme:

11 February 2015 at 18:00 – Hopner House (Raekoja plats 18, Tallinn)
12 February 2015 at 10:00 – ‘Friendship’ competition day at the Russian Cultural Centre (Mere pst 5, Tallinn) (invitation-only event)
12 February 2015 at 18:00 – Holy Spirit church (Pühavaimu 2, Tallinn)
14 February 2015 at 14:00 – Sõprus cinema (Vana-Posti 8, Tallinn)
14 February 2015 at 18:00 – Kadriorg Palace (A. Weizenbergi 37, Tallinn)

Tickets are available from Piletilevi sales points.

The event is being organised by the ‘Baltic Shore’ Union of Minority Nations and the NPO Un Canto. It is being supported by the Ministry of Culture and the Integration and Migration Foundation.

For further information please contact: Svetlana Šepilenko | Mobile: +372 5804 4180 | E-mail: balti.rand@gmail.com;

Kristina Pirgop, area manager, Development Centre | Telephone: +372  659 9024 | E-mail: kristina.pirgop@meis.ee