As Tallinn Summer School differs from other schools because as well as presenting the best Estonian specialists, offering Estonian language lessons at the highest level and introducing participants to the finest aspects of our local culture, we also integrate a wide range of internationally acclaimed academics, opinion leaders and intellectuals into our summer school programme. 

Please note that there might be some changes.


Language Cources

Language Courses

Estonian Language

Estonian Language

Summer course in Estonian Language and Culture offers an opportunity to study an unusual and entrancing language.
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Russian Language

A unique bridge to the Russian language and culture.
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English Language

The course is intended to build the fundamental elements of the language.
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The ImprovEnglish course is designed to give students with an existing knowledge of English a deep grounding in practical speaking.

Chinese Language for Beginners

The course includes both language (Standard Mandarin Chinese) classes as well as short introduction to Chinese culture.


Creative Courses


Basics of Composition

The course introduces the basic methods of composition and the possibilities how to show them planarly and spatially.
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Creative Psychotherapy

This course introduces creative psychotherapy to those seeking a deeper understanding of the dynamics of creativity and human behaviour.

Creative Writing in English

This course will help you get started as a writer, or develop as a writer.

Crossmedia Production. Spreading a Story the Multimedia Way!

The course aims to equip students with a good understanding of crossmedia and its common strategies.

Csound, a Crash Course!

A crash course for absolute beginners in Csound, a programming language for audio synthesis.

Storytelling Tallinn: Photostory. Animation. TV-news.

We invite you to discover Tallinn and form your impressions into animations, photostories and TV-news.
Digital Filmmaking

Your Own Shortfilm

The participants will acquire a thorough knowledge of the basics of filmmaking.

Courses in Educational Sciences

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Doctoral Summer School in Curriculum Studies

A short course introducing the history and current state of curriculum studies.

Courses in Humanities and Social Sciences

Courses in Humanities and Social Sciences

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Information and Knowledge Management in Digital Environment

The course focuses on the effective gathering, organisation, storage, creating, sharing, using and website dissemination of information and knowledge within organisations.
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Late Socialism (1956-85): The Forgotten Years between Stalinism and Perestroika

A course for PhD students of Human and Cultural Geography, Anthropology and Ethnology, Cultural Theory, Literature, Politics, Semiotics, Sociology, History, and the related fields.

Money and Banking, International Financial Law, and International Trade Law

The course explores the global financial crisis and the sovereign debt crisis.

Social Cost-Benefit Analysis

This course is intended for those who are interested in the valuation of public as well as private sector projects, programmes or policies from the social point of view.

Social Enterprises: Using Your Creativity and Sensitivity

The course gives an insight into the world of Estonian social enterprises, highlighting the latest developments of the field.

Courses in Natural Sciences and IT


Design of Serious Games

A one-week course in designing and developing serious games.
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Experimental Interaction Design

A two-week energetic hands-on workshop in experimental interaction design of web, mobile and specialized hardware user interfaces.

Free and Open-Source Software for Regular Users

A one-week course in free software power usage.

Innovative Use of Natural Construction Materials

A short course introducing ecological planning, with practical assignment of creating an object out of natural materials.

Research Methods in HCI

The course improves participants’ understanding of significant research methods commonly or increasingly used in the field of Human Computer Interaction (HCI).

Russian language cources

Courses in Russian

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Международный территориальный брендинг

Планируемый учебный экспресс-курс на русском и английском языках пройдет в формате научно-практического дискурса, максимально приближенного к реалиям современной международной конкуренции.

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