Velkomin í framhald af Íslensku 1!
Íslenska 2 is designed for students who can continue to build on the knowledge and skills gained at the previous level.
This course is all about empowering you to become more confident and independent in your communication. It introduces you to more practical vocabulary and brings you further in depth into juicy grammar. Now that's some stuff to have fun with!
Íslenska 2 is based around the textbook Íslenska fyrir alla 2 (Icelandic for Everyone 2) by Sólborg Jónsdóttir and Þorbjörg Halldórsdóttir; drawings by Böðvar Leós. Students enrolled in Íslenska 2 receive a comprehensive course package created by the teacher, as well as a copy of the textbook.
In Íslenska 2 you will broaden your field of knowledge to cover more and more situations you may find yourself in. You will be given tools to tackle conversations in various circumstances with confidence. You will expand your vocabulary, and learn new grammar elements, enriching your language and increasing the independence you will feel living in Iceland.
To increase your vocabulary we will cover topics such as
In addition we will cover daily activities outside and inside the home, and go deeper into many of the aspects covered in level 1.
As for grammar, we will
Íslenska 2 contains a carefully designed course package that amounts to 40 course hours divided into 22 lessons . The course is based on the textbook Íslenska fyrir alla 2, which you will receive upon enrolment.
The estimated time to complete each lesson is approx. 2 hours, depending on the student's linguistic background, familiarity with Icelandic and individual work speed. Homework is assigned with every lesson.
Students have access to the online course for 12 months from day of purchase
Our Icelandic courses are intended as online independent study where the student is in charge of their own study and progress.
The lessons are in slide format and contain the following:
The following is Included in the course price:
We have established certain requirements to help make sure you are at the right level, and that your studies go as smoothly as possible.
The following requirements apply to all our courses:
Students must have
- motivation and discipline for independent study
- conversational English; English is used at times for clarification
- a computer or laptop - using a mobile is not recommended
- good internet access
- access to a printer to print out support material
Level 2 requirements
In addition to the above, you need one of two things in order to enroll in Íslenska 2:
- a certificate showing that you have completed Icelandic 1 (with LÓA or another language school,) or
- familiarity with basic vocabulary and grammar, demonstrated by taking our placement exam. See information below.
While we don't expect you to know the level 1 curriculum off by heart, it will be difficult to start level 2 if you are new to the basics.
If you have a level 1 certificate from LÓA or another school, you are ready to enroll in and start level 2!
If you are not entirely sure about your level of Icelandic, taking our placement exam is a good idea. It is ideal for anyone who has had exposure to Icelandic through living in Iceland or taking Icelandic courses, but is unsure about which level course they should take.
The placement exam is free of charge and open to all - just click the link, and follow the instructions!
Shortly after finishing the exam the results will be in your mail box with a recommendation for a suitable level for you.
You may be entitled to a full or partial grant or reimbursement from your labour union (stéttarfélag) or work place to cover course fees. Contact your union for more information.
*PayPal doesn't allow for payments in Icelandic króna. Price in Euros is an approximate.
Anna graduated with a B.Ed. from the University of Iceland's School of Education in 1988, majoring in Icelandic, and returned in 2016 to complete a diploma in Translation Studies. She has several years's experience teaching children as well working with teachers on eg. selecting and creating course material. For the last few years Anna has focused on teaching Icelandic for adults, working as a translator on the side.
Anna has worked in the development sector and has lived and traveled in nearly all continents. She speaks English, French and Spanish, as well as some of the Nordic languages, and has worked for many years as a guide around our beautiful Iceland.
Anna is LÓA Language School's resident teacher.