Languages are not islands of their own: language immersion in libraries
3. Norddeutscher Leseförderkongress 2023
Our seminar will focus on ways Tallinn Central Library supports minority languages. Hence, we have focused heavily on integration with the largest minority language in Estonia, which is Russian. Among other things, we host language cafés, author events with Estonian authors for Russian-speaking children, and language immersion workshops for kids. What is more, most libraries have an extensive collection of foreign language books. Immersion is a very important topic, since Estonian itself is spoken by less than 1 million people.
Dieses Seminar findet im Rahmen des 3. Norddeutschen Leseförderkongress statt. Klicken Sie hier für mehr Informationen zur Teilnahme am Kongress.
Head of the Department of Literature in Foreign Languages
Books and reading have always been an essential part of my life. That’s why I love working in the library. Tallinn Central Library has been my work home for almost two years now. I have worked in different libraries in Estonia for most of my career. I did my Master‘s degree in Information Science and studied the library system in Estonia. As my roots are connected with the Russian minority group in Estonia, I have made it my mission to help people living here feel welcome in our society by getting to know our culture and language.