Icelandic as a second language

Bifröst University now offers language courses in Icelandic for adult learners. Students will enhance their reading, writing, speaking and listening skills through a distance learning programme specially tailored to the language needs of participants. All students have the opportunity to take a language assessment test prior to the start of their studies, ensuring that they receive high-quality language education at their own ability level.

Courses take place in Bifröst University’s online distance learning environment, Canvas. Each course also includes an in-person working day at Bifröst University’s campus, where students can meet in small groups and practice their language skills together.

Five courses in Icelandic as a second language will be offered during the spring semester of 2021. Teaching begins in mid-January.

For more information, please contact Guðjón Ragnar Jónasson (e-mail simenntun@bifrost.is or telephone +354-860-0414).

To register for Icelandic language courses online, please use Bifröst University's online application form.

Cost: 57.500 ISK per course.

Icelandic 1:

An introductory course in Icelandic as a second language. Students will deepen their language comprehension and improve their spoken and written language, in accordance with the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages. Readings include basic texts relating to everyday life in Iceland.

The course will run from January 18th to March 5th.

Icelandic 2:

Students continue to practice and deepen their language skills, in accordance with the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages. Students read a variety of texts in Icelandic and work to improve their Icelandic pronunciation.

The course will run from March 8th to April 30th.

Icelandic 3:

Students continue to practice and deepen their language skills, in accordance with the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages. Students read a variety of texts in Icelandic and work to improve their Icelandic pronunciation.

This course is ideal for students who already understand some Icelandic but want to expand their active vocabulary.

The course will run twice: from January 18th to March 5th and again from May 3rd to June 18th.

Icelandic 4:

Studies in Icelandic as a second language for more advanced learners.

The course will run from March 8th to April 30th.

Icelandic 5:

Studies in Icelandic as a second language for more advanced learners.

The course will run from May 3rd to June 18th.

Why Bifröst?

  1. Constant workload trains students in group and team work
  2. Small university that emphasises personal service
  3. We aim for personal development and social participation
  4. Friendly campus for individuals and families
  5. Active quality control and innovative teaching methods