The University Centre of the Westfjords
The following preliminary timetable gives you an idea of what each day will be like. Each morning, you begin with traditional classroom instruction, where you work through the Icelandic language. In the afternoon, you sign up for short elective courses. We offer a wide variety of topics and teaching methods for you to choose from, including group work, problem-based-learning, self-directed learning, and conversation and pronunciation practice. In the evenings, films are presented. In all, there are 51 hours of class teaching and 45 hours of short courses, trips and films offered!
Please find here the preliminary schedule
Classroom learning in the morning, Mon-Fri, 09-12:
Actor Elfar Logi Hannesson playing the role of Gísli Súrsson, the main character of Gísla saga.
Basics of the Icelandic language taught through lectures and exercises. Training in reading and writing skills up to CEFR level A1-A2. Electives in the afternoon, 14-16 or 16-18:
In the afternoon, you choose from a variety of electives, including lectures, pronunciation, conversation, language games and problem-based learning. A detailed description of the electives you can find in the preliminary schedule
. Students have to sign up for the electives. During week III
there will be a focus on Gísla saga. You will be introduced to the famous saga in simple Icelandic, and you will watch an acclaimed stage version of Gísla saga, performed as a one-man production by Elfar Logi Hannesson. A visit to one of the settings of the saga, where you will have an opportunity to use your Icelandic, will give you a strong impression of the place.