The University Centre's summer school is an intensive three week course in Icelandic language and culture and is especially designed to meet the needs of people who want to learn Icelandic and at the same time experience the life in a small Icelandic town. This is an exciting summer course, in the magnificent surroundings of the remote Westfjords, and will increase students' skills in Icelandic.
Course dates: August 1-19, 2016.
In this three week course learning the language and culture will be the priority. The course includes 96 hours of varied and interesting instruction, as well as exciting excursions and day trips in the vicinity of Ísafjörður. The course location is in the University Centre of the Westfjords in Ísafjörður.
The students will be taught basic Icelandic and vocabulary through lectures and exercises. They will also achieve reading and writing skills up to CEFR level A1-A2. Conversation exercises will include language games and problem-based learning in real situations. Pronunciation exercises will take many forms. The course also includes a visit to the sites of the Gísla Saga and a one-man play by actor Elfar Logi Hannesson.
In Ísafjörður, students will enjoy discovering the town's quaint bakeries, wandering the streets, and exploring the coastline. In Ísafjörður the students can go swimming, play golf and experience the beautiful nature all around. Participating in everyday life in a small town in the countryside is an especially pleasant way to get a feeling for Icelandic society.
The University Centre of the Westfjords has several years of experience in hosting field schools for foreign students and offering courses in Icelandic language and culture. Also, the University Centre offers an international, cross disciplinary master's program in Coastal and marine management.
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