The Estonian Reading Association (EstRA)
is a non-profit organisation established in 1992 and currently has more than 200 members from various walks of life: teachers, research fellows, speech therapists, special education teachers, librarians, psychologists, journalists, students and so on.
The goals of the Estonian Reading Association are: the enhancement of language competence among children, adolescents and adults in Estonia; dissemination of information on language competence, literacy and reading difficulties among stakeholders, especially teachers and scientists; assistance to research into reading, literacy and language competences; fostering of interest and development of skills in reading according to individual capabilities.
The Association has successfully implemented a number of projects which are largely orientated towards addressing teacher training issues and working directly with children.
Estonian Reading Association will celebrate its 20th anniversary in 2012. We start the series of events „Reading from Heart“in March and finish with the full day event in Tartu June 9th 2012.