There are many books and software programs available to help you learn Estonian. We present a selection of our recommendations below.
Books and courses
A practical course in everyday written and spoken Estonian, which requires no prior knowledge of the language. Can be used independently or with a teacher. This pack includes a book and two sixty-minute CDs.
A self-tuition course aimed at those with no previous knowledge, as well as those who wish to brush up their Estonian. This pack includes a book and two audio CDs.
Designed for English speakers travelling to Estonia or those who wish to communicate with the many Estonian communities that exist around the world.
The East European title from this series of best-selling phrasebooks features a section on Estonian as well as Albanian, Bulgarian, Croatian, Czech, Hungarian, Latvian, Lithuanian, Polish, Romanian, Russian, and Slovene.
The best book available for learning Estonian. Grammar and vocabulary are introduced progressively throughout the book. There are no audio materials available to accompany it, so it's best if you can find someone to help you with the pronunciation.
A bilingual English Estonian electronic talking dictionary and travel audio phrasebook.
Aimed at beginners, Talk Now! Estonian is perfect if you want to learn some basic Estonian words and phrases or get a feel for the pronunciation.
One for the aspiring polyglot! Contains 140,000 words and 25,000 phrases. Full sound is available for 76 of the 101 languages, including Estonian.
The Rough Guide and Lonely Planet guidebooks below both offer a wealth of practical information to help you get the most from any trip to the Baltic States.
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