Course Description

The University Centre's crash course is a short and intensive beginners course in Icelandic language and culture and is designed to meet the needs of people who want to learn Icelandic the fast way. The course is all about getting to know the Icelandic language without formal grammar teaching. Students are taught basic Icelandic vocabulary through various lectures and exercises.


The course location is at the University Centre of the Westfjords in Ísafjörður.

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The beginners crash course is an intensive one week course in Icelandic language and culture. The course includes approximately 30 hours of varied and interesting instruction and is all about getting to know the Icelandic language without formal grammar teaching. No former knowledge of the language is necessary. In 2022 the Icelandic in One Week is taught August 15th-19th.



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The schedule from 2020 found in a link below gives you an idea of what each day can be like. Each morning, you begin with traditional classroom instruction, where you work through the basics of Icelandic with your teacher. The course material is provided to you.  

In the afternoon the teaching takes on different forms with sessions focusing on specific themes. We offer a variety of topics and teaching methods. The afternoon courses differ from year to year. 

For further information about how the course is set up please see the schedule from August 2020

Classroom learning in the morning, 09-12: Basic vocabulary taught through lectures and exercises. All morning classes take place at the University Centre of the Westfjords.

Afternoon courses, 14-16 and/or 16-18: The afternoon courses focus on the practical application of the language. Through fun lectures in easy Icelandic you learn the language in a varied way. 

Evening classes, 20-22: How about ending the day with a movie? In Icelandic of course. We turn the classroom into a movie theater. Some people like to knit while watching a movie. If you don´t know how to, don´t worry we got you covered.