What is the course about?
This course will increase your confidence in Icelandic, consolidating and building upon previous knowledge and practising a wider variety of everyday situations, with an emphasis on speaking.and listening.
What will we cover?
Professions, appearances, the home, daily routines. making and responding to invitations.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
- -talk about people and professions
- describe people's appearance in basic terms
- make and respond to invitations
- talk about your home and say where things are located
- use large numbers and say what things cost
- talk about your daily routines.
- say how often you do things.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
This course is for near beginners – students should have completed Icelandic: 1 module 1 or have equivalent knowledge of the language.
You will also need to be able to respond to simple instructions and explanations, as well as read course documents in English. You will need to be at ease with the use of numbers for daily activities (e.g using money, telling the time, using the 24 hour clock, reading timetables). 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 the tutor's own material.
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
Your tutor will advise you on what to do next. If there is demand,Icelandic beginners module 3 will either be scheduled in the summer or early September for students to be able to progress to Icelandic 2 in the new academic year.
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