Icelandic course: Advanced B2 (writing and talking)

Duration: 5 days
Hours: 30
Term: summer term
Course material: included
Emphasis on: listening, reading, conversations, talking, writing. Teaching is mostly in Icelandic.

The University Centre offers a 5 day advaned B2 course in summer. The course is designed to meet the needs of students who are further into their Icelandic studies and want to add their current knowledge. The course takes place in Ísafjörður and the location is used in many ways in the course.

The course uses the CERF level, and students learn to listen, read, have conversation, talk and write, in Icelandic. The whole course is taught in Icelandic so it is crucial that participants have a good grasp of the language and can have a conversation in Icelandic if they wish to take this course. For example, students would need to mostly understand news in Icelandic and to be able to read for fun.

There is an emphasis on vocabulary, where students will read chosen texts from news articles, books and poetry. Like in other Icelandic courses at UW, the material will relate to the Westfjods and Ísafjörður, in regards of the culture, history and nature of the area. The teaching takes the form of lectures and conversations in the classroom, but there will also be fieldtrips where students visit local places, listen to presentations, and talk and write about them afterwards with help from the teachers. Students also get homework and watch Icelandic films with Icelandic subtitles, with their teacher. There will not be to much emphasis on grammar, but there will be some grammar taught, relevant for this language level.

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.