Icelandic Language Class: Breaking Down The Myth

Icelandic Language Class: Breaking Down The Myth
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$88.24
Duration: 2 hours
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Description

I invite you to an educational and fun class to learn one of the oldest languages in the world: Icelandic. In our class we will, among other things, break down the myth that “it is impossible to learn Icelandic”.

You might have heard the rumor that it is “impossible” to learn Icelandic. Of course that is not true. Icelandic is like every other language, with its easy and more difficult parts. It is also a Germanic language, so it is closely related to languages you are already familiar with.

In our class we will focus on building basic vocabulary and pronunciation . We will start with a little task to pair Icelandic words to pictures, just to give you the feeling that you already know some Icelandic. As word formation is kind of a sport in Iceland, we will also take a look into how we form new words like “tölva” for computer and “sími” for telephone. Then we will do some basic pronunciation so you will be able to pick up some survival vocabulary for your days in Iceland.

Finally, to prove to you that learning Icelandic is possible, by the end of the class you will be able to pronounce the word that has been a tongue-twister for news reporters all over the world: “Eyjafjallajökull”. I am looking forward to welcoming you!

About the host

Sæl og bless! I have had the pleasure to teach Icelandic to foreigners for more than 15 years at university level in Iceland.I really enjoy to open up the language to foreigners. Enrich your stay by learning a bit of the language of the Vikings!

I invite you to an educational and fun class to learn one of the oldest languages in the world: Icelandic. In our class we will, among other things, break down the myth that “it is impossible to learn Icelandic”.