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The 8th Tallinn Summer School starts today and brings together 320 people from 50 countries. This Summer, the international Tallinn Summer School, that operates under Tallinn University, takes place from 15th July till 2nd August.

The programme of Tallinn Summer School includes more than 30 courses offered in various fields like languages, humanities, social sciences and creative workshops. In 2013 the programme is mainly focused on creativity, offering courses from interpreting film language to designing serious games, from poetry writing to creative psychotherapy, from photography to creative entrepreneurship. However, the most popular course is traditionally Estonian language. This year, there are 72 participants who are learning the language in five different levels, 18 of them have received a scholarship from the Estonian Institute and 10 from the Archimedes Foundation. It is also worth to mention that among all 320 participants there are 30 of those, who have already attended Tallinn Summer School or Tallinn Winter School before!

At the same time, Tallinn Summer School is more than just intensive study courses: as a tradition, there is recreational workshops and cultural programme organized for the participants, which include museum lectures, trips to East and West Estonia, lectures on Estonian culture and economy, as well as different social events like international evenings, tours, movie nights, dance workshops and many more. After completing the courses participants are encouraged to take part in the specially organized field trip to St. Petersburg and Moscow.

The guest of honour of Tallinn Summer School 2013 is Philip Gross, a noted poet, Professor of Creative Writing at the University of Glamorgan. He will be leading the Creative Writing in English course and also gives a public performance with group Resonabilis and artist Hannah Geara on the 30th of July at 7pm in the Estonian Writer’s Union (Harju 1).

For more information about Tallinn Summer School 2013, the courses, cultural programme, participant’s feedback, photos and much more, please see the Official Website of Tallinn Summer School

15 Jul 2013