Martin Lään, one of the founders of Expat Relocation Estonia OÜ, the contract partner of the program, said 2020 will be full of challenges due to the virus pandemic, but courses will continue to be held online.
“Video webinars have even added some flexibility, especially for the participants who do not live in Tallinn, Tartu or Narva, where our courses normally take place. Online learning gives them the opportunity to take our courses as well,” Lään said of the benefits of web-based learning.
The program offers courses that cover general aspects of life in Estonia, such as: B. the management of administrative processes, customs, traditions, cultural characteristics as well as more specific knowledge about entrepreneurship, work, study, family life and research modules. The course is aimed at newcomers who have lived in Estonia for a maximum of five years.
According to Lään, participants are generally highly motivated and want to learn as much as possible about Estonia.
“Those who sign up for the courses under the program are extremely enthusiastic learners who feel at home in Estonia, understand its culture and customs and are eager to learn the language at an beginner level. There was one in our evening language group that started in the evening Students whose background appeared to be bathed in sunlight during the videoconferencing classes, we found the person was in Brazil at the moment, waiting for the opportunity to return to Estonia once the restrictions caused by the pandemic appeared in the meantime good idea for some leisure activity to be learning Estonian, “said Lään.
So far in 2021, all courses have been held online, but lessons are expected to resume as soon as possible.
In 2020, 8,034 foreigners were issued temporary residence permits, which is less than the 9,081 residence permits issued in 2019.
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