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Department of Applied Linguistics

The Department of Applied Linguistics is focused on the practical outcome of linguistics in its work of research and teaching. We teach and study Estonian as a second and foreign language. The focal point of our teaching is courses that develop spoken and written academic Estonian and cultural knowledge. Our workgroups conduct their work in the domains of psycholinguistics, sociolinguistics, language policies, multilingualism, cultural knowledge, and didactics. We also offer lifelong learning programmes and basic courses for teachers of Estonian as a second or foreign language.

Our researchers actively take part in the national-wide discussions about language policies and teaching. We conduct applied research on the Estonian language and also develop language teaching methodologies and compile teaching materials.

Staff

Birute Klaas-Lang
Head of Department, Professor of Estonian as Foreign Language
Board Member
737 5225
506 9749 (5225)
Birute Klaas-Lang
Head of Department, Professor of Estonian as Foreign Language
Board Member
737 5225
506 9749 (5225)
Madis Arukask
Associate Professor of Estonian and Comparative Folklore 0.5 p
Research Fellow 0.25 p
Associate Professor of Estonian Language and Culture for Non-Estonians 0.25 p
Madis Arukask
Associate Professor of Estonian and Comparative Folklore 0.5 p
Research Fellow 0.25 p
Associate Professor of Estonian Language and Culture for Non-Estonians 0.25 p
Mare Kitsnik
Associate Professor of Estonian as Foreign Language
Mare Kitsnik
Associate Professor of Estonian as Foreign Language
Raili Pool
Associate Professor of Estonian as Foreign Language
737 5307
Raili Pool
Associate Professor of Estonian as Foreign Language
737 5307
Kristiina Praakli
Associate Professor of Applied Linguistics
Kristiina Praakli
Associate Professor of Applied Linguistics
Virve-Anneli Vihman
Associate Professor of Psycholinguistics
Deputy Head of Development
5349 6820
Virve-Anneli Vihman
Associate Professor of Psycholinguistics
Deputy Head of Development
5349 6820
Martin Ehala
Associate Professor of Sociolinguistics (employment contract suspended) 0.2 p
Martin Ehala
Associate Professor of Sociolinguistics (employment contract suspended) 0.2 p
Kadri Koreinik
Associate Professor of Sociology of Language 0.5 p
Kadri Koreinik
Associate Professor of Sociology of Language 0.5 p
Maarika Teral
Lecturer in Estonian as Foreign Language
Maarika Teral
Lecturer in Estonian as Foreign Language
Maigi Vija
Junior Lecturer in Literacy Education, Programme Director
Maigi Vija
Junior Lecturer in Literacy Education, Programme Director
Kerttu Rozenvalde
Research Fellow in Language Policy
Kerttu Rozenvalde
Research Fellow in Language Policy
Aive Mandel
TeKE Project Coordinator 0.7 p
Aive Mandel
TeKE Project Coordinator 0.7 p
Helen Türk
Research Fellow in Phonetics 0.5 p
Project Manager of the Educational Programme (EKM Project) 0.5 p
Helen Türk
Research Fellow in Phonetics 0.5 p
Project Manager of the Educational Programme (EKM Project) 0.5 p
Maarja Moor
Communication Coordinator for the Centre for Didactics 0.5 p
Maarja Moor
Communication Coordinator for the Centre for Didactics 0.5 p
Anni Leena Kolk
Project Assistant 0.2 p
Anni Leena Kolk
Project Assistant 0.2 p
Ülle Niin
Academic Affairs Specialist
737 5227
Ülle Niin
Academic Affairs Specialist
737 5227
Jüri Valge
Associate Professor emeritus
Jüri Valge
Associate Professor emeritus
Loreta Andziuliuene
doctoral student
Loreta Andziuliuene
doctoral student
Milda Ona Dailidenaite
doctoral student
Milda Ona Dailidenaite
doctoral student
Anna Branets
Senior Specialist for International Marketing
737 6109
(6109)
doctoral student
Anna Branets
Senior Specialist for International Marketing
737 6109
(6109)
Maria Iqbal
doctoral student
Maria Iqbal
doctoral student
Mari-Liis Korkus
doctoral student
Mari-Liis Korkus
doctoral student
Adele Vaks
doctoral student
Adele Vaks
doctoral student
Katrin Mikk
doctoral student
Katrin Mikk
doctoral student
Kristel Algvere
doctoral student
Kristel Algvere
doctoral student