Every child dreams of what they want to be when they grow up. When you leave school, you have an important decision to make: where to continue your education. It’s very sad when a young person is afraid to choose their dream profession because they fear they might be treated badly or even be forced to drop out, e.g. because of their nationality or other differences. That’s why there are rules in place to make sure that no one is unfairly treated when it comes to education.
Let’s see how Marina is doing at university.
Marina is Russian and her native language is Russian. She graduated from a Russian-language secondary school. Marina is a good and caring person. Her big dream is to become a social worker to help struggling people. However, social work can only be studied in Estonian. Does Marina speak Estonian well enough to study at university? Marina’s parents doubts it. Marina’s parents advise her to choose a specialty that can be studied in Russian. Marina, however, won’t give up on her dream. She convinces her parents that she can also learn Estonian. Marina successfully enters university. Marina is doing well in her studies because she really likes her chosen field. Being of a different nationality is not an obstacle when it comes to learning, it actually gives you more opportunities. For example, Marina can also read additional materials in Russian. Besides, it’s very good if a social worker can speak several languages. Marina never has to worry about not finding a job. An employee who speaks several languages is welcome everywhere!