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Tallinn allocates over 8.8 million euros for transition to Estonian-language education in 2024 budget

The Tallinn City Government plans to allocate more than 8.8 million euros in 2024 to support the transition to Estonian-language education. The measures include teacher training, recruitment of new teachers, methodological and motivational support for teachers, assistance for children transitioning to Estonian-language education, support and counseling for both parents and teachers, and the creation of an online learning environment.

City Government approves transition plan for Estonian-language education

A transition plan for Tallinn's municipal kindergartens and schools to Estonian-language education was approved by the Tallinn City Government. The action plan for the period covering the 2023/24 and 2024/25 academic years focuses on five priority areas, including support for education institution leaders and teachers to attain the necessary proficiency in Estonian, providing training for teachers on teaching multilingual students, creating legal clarity at both the state and city levels, ensuring educational materials and language learning support for students, and offering support for the recruitment of new teachers.