On the Job Icelandic: Waiters is a mini-course intended for foreigners working as waiters in Iceland, with no Icelandic language learning background.

The aim of this mini-course is to enable students to communicate with their customers in Icelandic, by learning useful sentences, pronunciation and basic grammar. Grammar is linked to vocabulary pertinent to the job, and forms a base for further studies, independent or otherwise.

The course material is made up of slides with texts, pictures and exercises. Students are led through the course by a teacher, presenting new vocabulary, demonstrating pronunciation and explaining the relevant points of grammar.  

Audio files with new vocabulary, conversations and exercises are embedded in the slides.  

The audio files, as well as the course slides themselves, can be played as often as needed.  


On the Job Icelandic: Waiters comes with two complementary micro-courses:

- Icelandic alphabet and pronunciation, and  

- numbers and amounts.


Course Structure and Materials


There are no special requirements for taking Icelandic on the Job: Waiters.

Level of Study - Placement Exam


Greet your customers and discuss their menu choices in Icelandic!

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On the Job Icelandic: Waiters

Learn the basics of communicating with your customers in this engaging FREE mini-course!

€ 0.00 EUR


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.

Kaupa námskeið

Meet your Teacher!

Anna Ólafsdóttir

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.