What it’s like to teach in...Estonia?


I live in Saaremaa, the largest western island of Estonia. It
has a silky sea breeze, silence and long, empty beaches. Kuressaare Regional Training Centre is a government-maintained vocational school for students aged 16-plus. I can walk there in 10 minutes and lessons start at 8.30am.

Lifelong learning is encouraged in Estonia – we have many students who keep coming back, to study new things or to pass on their skills as teachers. There’s no limit on the amount of times you can study at a vocational school. You get a stipend, your transport cost is refunded and you can live in a school ...

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