Icelandic as a Foreign Language

The principal aim of this course is to give the student a comprehensive insight into the Icelandic language, its uniqueness and characteristics. Emphasis will be placed on understanding written and spoken language by means of conversations and simple texts.

The course will, among other things, involve strolls around the school neighbourhood where names of streets and local traits will be discussed and their meaning analyzed. Those "field trips" give the students a chance to become acquainted with the town, practising and improving their Icelandic at the same time. In general, emphasis will be placed on day to day usage of the language, such as communication in shops, the reading of newspapers, adverts and so on. Some basic grammar will be covered. Last but not least, students will be encouraged to ask for guidance regarding language barriers they experience in daily utilization of the Icelandic language.


Course details

Academic level(s)Bachelor
Language of instructionEnglish
InstitutionUniversity of Akureyri
Begin date-
End date-
Registration deadline-
ECTS credits6.0
Field schoolNo
Fields of studyBasic/broad, general programmesForeign languages
Teaching placeAkureyri, Iceland
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