Icelandic course: Beginners A1-A2

Duration: aprox 3 weeks
Hours: 75
Term: summer term
Course material: included
Emphasis on: vocabulary, simple grammar, culture, speaking, pronounciations and writing.

The University Centre's Beginner's course is an intensive three week course in Icelandic language and culture. It is especially designed to meet the needs of people who want to learn as much Icelandic as possible in a short amount of time, while experiencing life in a small Icelandic town, which is an especially pleasant way to get a feeling for both Icelandic society and language. The course prepares language students for daily life in Iceland, whether you are a foreigner who lives here or like to visit Iceland as a tourist. The course includes approximately 75 hours of varied and interesting instruction; in- and outside of the classroom.

Students are taught basic Icelandic vocabulary and grammar through lectures, conversation exercises, pronounciation exercises as well as cultural activities. Students achieve reading and writing skills up to CEFR level A1-A2. We recommend students to prepare for this course by completing the free online course Icelandic Online Bjargir (sign up required).

Please note that if registration for this course is lower than 6 participants, the classes will be fewer but more individualistic.

Other Icelandic courses at UW

We offer a variety of Icelandic courses at various levels, in accordance to the Common European Framework of References for Languages (CEFR), from A1 level (beginners) to B2 level (advanced). The atmosphere of the courses is friendly and we do our best to mix different elements in the teaching to ensure a diverse learning. All the Icelandic courses have one thing in common, they use the community to some extent as part of the teaching, as an sort of extention of the classroom.

On this page you can see all the Icelandic courses UW has to offer.