The Courses and Timetable

Both courses are taught by Brynja Thorgeirsdottir; take a look at the descriptions below and see which one is right for you. Both courses consist of one 50 minute session per week. There is no need to register for these classes, just turn up to one of the first sessions and away you go!

All Modern Icelandic Classes are held in the English Faculty Building, Sidgwick Site, 9 West Road, CB3 9DP. Click here for a map of the Sidgwick Site.

Course material for each class will be found on the Moodle site of the Modern Icelandic course, where students can self-enrol.

 

Beginners' Icelandic Classes

The beginners classes aim to introduce students to the grammar and pronunciation of Modern Icelandic and to equip them to speak and understand the language used in a variety of common situations. A small amount of non-compulsory homework is given each week to consolidate learning, and reading texts or additional exercises can be provided on request.

The course is recommended as a good grounding for those who wish to apply for the month-long summer course held every year in Iceland.

  • The beginners course comprises 16 classes (8 classes in Michaelmas Term 2017; and 8 in Lent Term 2018). Students are expected to ideally attend all classes throughout the year.
  • In Michaelmas Term 2017 these classes are scheduled for Thursdays at 2:00pm as follows:
  • 26 October: GR04
    2 November: GR04
    9 November: GR05
    16 November: GR06/07
    23 November: GR05
    30 November: GR04

    • In Lent Term 2018 these classes are scheduled for Thursdays at 2:00pm (weeks 1 & 7 in GR03, weeks 2-6 & 8 in TR26). The first class will be on Thursday 18th January 2018.
    • There are no classes in Easter Term.

     

    Intermediate Icelandic Classes

    The intermediate class is for those who have completed the beginners Icelandic course or who already have some knowledge of the language. The aim is to consolidate and add to the grammar and vocabulary that the students have already learnt, as well as improving their comprehension and speaking by reading and discussing suitable texts. Again, non-compulsory homework will be set each week for those who wish to consolidate their learning, and further materials can be provided on request.

    This course is recommended for students who have taken the summer course in Iceland and wish to continue with their studies.

    • The intermediate course comprises 16 classes (8 classes in Michaelmas Term 2017; and 8 in Lent Term 2018). Students are expected to ideally attend all classes throughout the year.
    • In Michaelmas Term 2017 these classes are scheduled for Thursdays at 3:00pm (TR26). The first class will be on Thursday 12th October 2017.
    • In Lent Term 2018 these classes are scheduled for Thursdays at 3:00pm (TR26). The first class will be on Thursday 18th January 2018.
    • There are no classes in Easter Term.