Prerequisites

On a mountain top above the town of Ísafjörður.
On a mountain top above the town of Ísafjörður.
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Prerequisites, Course Material, Levels, Exam

The only prerequisite for taking this course is Icelandic Online Bjargir. 

We want to bring you forward during your language course. For that end, you should come well prepared. The free Internet course IcelandicOnline.com is an excellent learning tool that you should take advantage of. We expect all participants in the beginners cours to have worked through the Bjargir part (= survival part for absolute beginners) of the course. Our teachers will build upon that level. The online course is free, but our colleagues at University of Iceland, who provide IcelandicOnline.com, need to have information about how many learners are using it and therefore require registration.

The course materials are provided by the teachers in form of photocopies and other materials. The material is included in the course fee and will be available at the University Centre of the Westfjords on arrival. You might want to bring your computer or tablet and your own dictionary. 

The course will be on CEFR-level A1-A2. You will find the CEFR-standards under the following link: Common European Framework of References for Languages.

All participants receive in the end of the course a confirmation of participation. However, some of the participants need a graded certificate. For that reason, we have developed a test in four competencies: Reading comprehension, writing, listening comprehension and communication. Students that want to take an exam need to sign up for it in advance and pay a fee of 7.500 ISK. The test will be offered on the last day of teaching.