seanleaid (seanleaid) wrote in learn_nordic,
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Learning Icelandic

Hi guys,

I'm new here and decided to make an account as, well, there seems to be no online resources besides the course run by Háskólí Íslands, which really, isn't great. I'm just looking for some advice as regarding learning Icelandic.

Basically, we went on a bit of a family holiday to Iceland last year and I honestly thought it was the most amazing country I ever saw. Truly beautiful, so I decided (albeit a year later) to learn Icelandic. So I'm wondering where I should begin. I'm from Ireland and I speak English and I'm very close to fluency in Gaeilge (Irish Gaelic) and I speak some Spanish from my school days. So where should I start?

Also, I've heard Icelanders are not very open to learners, what's that about? Obviously there's no point in learning the language if when I go back, I'm exiled as an "Útlendingur". So could anyone give me a bit of a rundown on that?

I'm in college at the moment and I've free summers, so I was considering going working there, is there many opportunities like this in Iceland?

Thanks,


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