ქართული ენა kʰartʰuli ena
There are no Georgian language courses this semester. The schedule for the following semester will be published after May 15.
The courses are supported by a Marie Curie International Research Staff Exchange Scheme Fellowship within the 7th European Community Framework Programme (EU-PREACC project).
Georgian is the official language of Georgia, spoken natively by about 5 million people in Georgia and abroad in Azerbaijan, Turkey and Iran. It belongs to the Kartvelian language family.
Georgian is written in its own writing system, the Georgian script. Officially, Georgian alphabet originates from the fifth century. The oldest written monument dates from this very period. The Georgian alphabet consists of 33 letters (28 consonants and 5 vowels):
Georgian is an agglutinative language. Prefixes and suffixes play important role to construct different verbal forms. The most featurable for the Georgian verbal system is its polipersonalism. There are seven cases in Georgian Language and each of them has its syntactic functions. There are no articles and grammatical gender in Georgian. The word order is relatively free.
One may argue that Georgian Language is not easy to learn, but its strong grammatical system and the way of reading as it is written, can be more advantaged and helpful rather than discouraging.
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The courses are generally free of charge for the students of the University of Tartu and for students from other Estonian higher education institutions (See which institutions and universities have a partnership with the University of Tartu). Visiting students from foreign higher education institutions need to pay for their language courses only if they are fee-paying students at the University of Tartu. In case of the latter, consult with the foreign student office regarding the credit point costs and conditions.
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The University of Tartu is a partner of Eesti Töötukassa
(Estonian Unemployment Insurance Fund)