I graduated from the University of Tartu in 1996, majoring in the Estonian language (as a foreign language). In 2011, I completed Andras adult educator qualification courses. I have attended various continuing education courses in Estonia, Italy, Malta, Cyprus, Greece, and Iceland. I have been teaching Estonian at Multilingua since 1999; in 2016, I also obtained the position of a methodologist.
My favorite topics, both as a teacher and an educator, are playful learning methods, level- and topic-based use of board games in language lessons, and learning outside the classroom. I have created Multilingua old town games in the Actionbound environment that can be used to learn Estonian, Russian, English, and Spanish. I am also one of the authors of the language learning game “Who seeks, finds” at the Estonian National Library.
I think that good training is practical and interesting, generates new thoughts, and inspires me to use something new in the near future.
For Erasmus+ course participants, I conduct training at Multilingua on the use of board games and introduce Actionbound and language learning games at the National Library.
I am a board member of the Association of Teachers of Estonian as a Second Language and an individual member of the Estonian Association of Foreign Language Teachers. In 2021, I was nominated for Educator of the Year in Tallinn.