What is the course about?
This self-contained course will enable complete beginners to acquire a basic knowledge of the Icelandic language and culture, mostly through speaking and listening.
What will we cover?
Topics: personal information, alphabet, numbers, everyday activities, food.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
- greet people
- introduce oneself and others
- give personal information
- ask for personal information
- use numbers and prices
- tell and understand the time
- talk about what you did last week
- talk about your plans for next week
- express likes and dislikes in terms of activities and food
- to order food.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
This course is for complete beginners.
You will also need to be able to respond to simple instructions and explanations, as well as read course documents in English. It would also be helpful if you had some knowledge of basic grammar terminology such as: a verb, a noun and conjugation.
How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?
The lessons are based on the communicative approach. The emphasis is put on speaking and listening. There will be pair and group work as well as role-plays. Audio-visual techniques will be included whenever appropriate. Please note, students are expected to participate in oral classroom activities and to do some homework.
Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?
Based on tutor's own material.
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
LSC02: Icelandic 1: module 2 in April.
General information and advice on courses at Build is available from the Student Centre and Library on Monday to Friday from 12:00 – 19:00.
See the course guide for term dates and further details