Estonian Integration Monitoring 2020 (excerpts on education), 2021

[..] Whilst the share of children attending Russian-language pre-schools has decreased from 23% to 15% from 2008–2020, the decrease in the share of basic school students learning in Russian has been slower: their number has dropped from 19% to 16% over the same period of time. [..] INSTRUCTION LANGUAGE PREFERENCES [..] The biggest group of … Continue reading "Estonian Integration Monitoring 2020 (excerpts on education), 2021"

Estonian Integration Monitoring 2020 (excerpts on language skills & interethnic relations), 2021

ESTONIAN AND RUSSIAN LANGUAGE PROFICIENCY OF ESTONIAN RESIDENTS Compared to 2008, the general Estonian language proficiency of residents of other nationalities has improved. It’s positive that the share of people whose language proficiency is active has increased to 41% (from 32% in 2008): they understand and speak Estonian, and write in it. The share of … Continue reading "Estonian Integration Monitoring 2020 (excerpts on language skills & interethnic relations), 2021"

Internal Security Service annual review 2019 (excerpts on minority activism), 2020

DEFENDING THE CONSTITUTIONAL ORDER [..] The 1990s – a time to learn how to swim at the deep end [..] [..] As a result of the collapse of the Soviet Union, the immigrants brought to Estonia during the occupation period – the majority of whom were Russian-speaking – were left stateless and unemployed. Thousands of … Continue reading "Internal Security Service annual review 2019 (excerpts on minority activism), 2020"

The number of schools with Russian language of instruction

school year total 05/06 100 06/07 97 07/08 91 08/09 86 09/10 87 10/11 82 11/12 80 12/13 79 13/14 80 14/15 74 15/16 69 16/17 70 17/18 70 18/19 69 19/20 67 Document data: quoted from database https://www.haridussilm.ee/ , choosing “General education”, then “Language of instruction” and “vene”

Important activities in the 2019/2020 academic year (excerpts), 2020

Summary of performance reports Education [..] 13. While the share of students completing basic education at a Russian language-medium school and having achieved at least level B1 proficiency in Estonian15 has increased as compared with 2011 (56% in 2011; 61% in 2018), reaching the target for 2020 (90%) is not realistic. In order to best … Continue reading "Important activities in the 2019/2020 academic year (excerpts), 2020"