Course Description

Everyone is welcome in Ísafjörður
Everyone is welcome in Ísafjörður

The Intermediate course covers reading, writing and conversation skills up to CEFR level B1. Learning the language and culture is a priority. The course includes 65 hours of varied and interesting instruction. The course location is the University Centre of the Westfjords in Ísafjörður.
 

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 in the University Centre of the Westfjords upon your arrival. 

Language of teaching is mainly Icelandic. The teacher will however use English as an assisting language to explain difficult contents, as for instance grammar questions. 

Please check out the prerequisites before applying for this course. 

For more information please contact islenska@uw.is.

 

 

Photo: Andres Peters.
Photo: Andres Peters.

The course begins on Monday morning, 24 August 2020 with an orientation at the University Centre of the Westfjords, and concludes on Friday 4 September 2020.


As you typically need to spend one overnight in Reykjavík on the way to Ísafjörður from abroad (see Getting to Ísafjörður), you should book your flight to Iceland so that you arrive in Reykjavík (Keflavík airport) no later than the evening of 22 August (Saturday).
 You should not arrive later than sunday evening august 23rd in Ísafjörður.

Similarly, if you are leaving directly after class on friday afternoon, you should not book a flight leaving Iceland any earlier than the morning of 5 September (Saturday).
 Please note that all travel arrangements are your own responsibility.

Students visiting the Museum of Everyday Life to practice their Icelandic
Students visiting the Museum of Everyday Life to practice their Icelandic

The timetable from summer 2019 gives you an idea of what each day will be like. Each morning, you begin with traditional classroom instruction. In the afternoon we offer a wide variety of topics and teaching methodologies, including group work, problem-based-learning, self-directed learning, and conversation and pronunciation practice.

2019 Schedule

Classroom learning in the morning, Mon-Fri, 09-12:
 Icelandic grammar and vocabulary taught through lectures and exercises. Training in reading, writing and spoken skills up to CEFR level A2-B1.

Afternoon teaching, Mon-Fri, 14-18: A wide variety of activities and teaching methods, including group work, problem-based-learning, self-directed learning, and conversation and pronunciation practice.

Evening Courses: Mon-Fri, 20-22: How about ending the day with a movie? In Icelandic of course.