What is the course about?
The course will enable you to develop your basic Icelandic through speaking and listening activities.
What will we cover?
going places, directions, the weather, hobbies & interests, health, feelings.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
- ask people to come with you to places
- ask for and give simple directions
- talk about the weather
- talk about your hobbies and interests
- say how often you do things
- talk about health issues, aches and pains
- say how you feel.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
You need to have completes Icelandic 1: module 2 or have at least studied Icelandic for more than 6 months. Please read course outline of LSC12 to make sure that you have the required level.
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 course is based on the communicative approach:
- active students’ interaction
- emphasis on speaking and listening skills
- pair and group work
- role plays
- use of realia, pictures and authentic material
- use of audio-visual techniques when appropriate
Please note, students are expected to participate in oral classroom activities and to do some homework as and when required.
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?
Icelandic 2: module 1.
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