Icelandic is a north Germanic language, the official language of Iceland and the mother tongue of the Icelandic people. Its closest relative is Faroese and can be partially understood by a small number of Norwegians as well, depending on their dialect.
Iceland, officially the Republic of Iceland is a country in northwestern Europe, comprising the island of Iceland and its outlying islets in the North Atlantic Ocean between Greenland, Norway, the British Isles, and the Faroe Islands. It has a population of just over 307,000 inhabitants. Its capital and largest city is Reykjavík.
Iceland is a highly developed country with the economy historically dependent on the fishing industry, which still provides almost 40% of export earnings and employs 8% of the work force. Nowadays the tourism sector is also expanding, with the recent trends in ecotourism and whale-watching. The government remains opposed to EU membership, primarily because of Icelanders' concern about losing control over their fishing resources.
Whether you are learning Icelandic for business, leisure or academic purpose, at LSI we will ensure that your Icelandic language course is a successful and enjoyable experience:
1. Your current level of Icelandic and training requirements will be carefully assessed.
2. Our Icelandic tutors, who are all highly-qualified, have many years of experience in teaching Icelandic at all levels.
3. Your course will be tailor-made to meet your specific training needs, ensuring that it is relevant, practical, effective and fun.
4. Your Icelandic course materials will consist of a combination of relevant up-to-date materials such as books, authentic documents, audio and video recordings.
5. You will be provided with regular reports at the end of each course module.
Corporate In-company Language Training
Our 30 years of experience in providing business language training allows us to meet the particular needs of our clients from all sectors such as charities, financial services, insurance, import export, law, management consultancies, manufacturing industries, market research, oil and gas, building and property development or relocation.
Intensive Language Training
Intensive courses are ideal for people who wish to have a kick start or a refresher course prior to an important business meeting, examinations or a holiday.
Remember that an intensive course needs to be consolidated by regular practise in order to maintain the knowledge you have acquired over a short period of time.
We organise weekly Icelandic evening classes in central London for beginners. Beginners group classes cover general topics for those with no prior knowledge of the language such as: greetings and introductions, buying tickets, eating out, shopping, asking for personal information etc. The maximum number of students is 10 per class.