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By Íslenskunáman

Dictionaries

Grammar

Audio and Texts

Speaking

Private Tutors

You have access to a lot of free resources for learning Icelandic as a second language created by Íslenskunáman. A big portion are on Quizlet but some are on printable PDFs.

On Quizlet

Note that there are links in the summaries below that will lead you directly to an attached assignment.

Study sets

for level 1 and 2, to practice:

  • vocabulary and pronunciation
  • basic word order and grammar

Additional tasks

for Íslenskunáman products, to practice:

  • their main subjects and focuses
  • more relevant language skills and grammar

Google Translate is still the most effective dictionary for translating sentences, but sometimes you will need to look up individual words.

NAME

COMMENT

NEW!

NEW! (still in process)

6.000 languages

The Nordic langauges + Finnish

Icelandic – Icelandic (with audio)

Official spelling dictionary

NAME

COMMENT

User friendly and clarifying grammar blog (in English)

NEW! (still in process)

Helpful, but its purpose isn’t providing 100% correct grammar

Reference booklet in Icelandic (pdf)

Overview from Íslenska fyrir alla 1-4 (pdf)

"You need grammar but don't let perfectionism stop you from
using the Icelandic you do know."

Teachers' tips

"You need grammar but don't let perfectionism stop you from using the Icelandic you do know."

Teachers' tips

Train your brain by listening to Icelandic.
For example, you can listen to Icelandic:

  • music
  • movies
  • tv-shows
  • podcasts
  • radio stations

NAME

COMMENT

categorized texts (A1-C1) with audio and translations

audio files and text books

audio files and a text book

The most popular at the moment

ReadSpeaker – digital voice – on news

"The way to practice what you've learned is to use it in conversations. In the beginning, you need a platform or
tandem partner
to do so."

Teachers' tips

NAME

COMMENT

Kópavogur Library in cooperation with The Icelandic Red Cross

City Library – Grófin and Spöngin (Reykjavík)

You can request a study partner in this Facebook Group

"The way to practice what you've learned is to use it in conversations. In the beginning, you need a platform or a
language partner
to do so."

Teachers' tips

Various schools offer 40-hour courses in Icelandic as a second language. Many of them also offer distance learning. Some students, however, simply choose to learn the language in private lessons because even though the lessons costs more, they get more out of 1-on-1 study.

TUTORS NAME

LOCATION

Grafarvogur, Reykjavík (face-to-face tutoring and online)

Grafarvogur, Reykjavík (face-to-face teaching in priority)

Vesturbær, Reykjavík (face-to-face tutoring and online)

London, UK (online)


Updated May 15. 2022