About me

Hi, I'm Siggi, the guy who's writing all these articles. I'm a linguist, language lover, private Icelandic teacher, and teacher of Icelandic as a second language at The Tin Can Factory (not an actual factory: the biggest school of Icelandic as a second language in the country).

What is Icelandic Made Easier?

In my teaching career I noticed that there was a serious lack of resources for independent students. Or rather, there are entire treasure troves of resources available, but they're all locked into a particular course or a particular school. I learned Spanish and French by living in the country, asking questions and googling when I didn't understand how something works. It bothered me that this didn't seem to be an option for Icelandic. So I decided to do something about it.

I started Icelandic Made Easier.

Why "easi(er)"? Why not "easy"?

In short: because learning a language isn't easy. It took me the better part of a year each to learn Spanish and French, living in the country, immersed in the language and working my ass off. As a language learner and a language teacher, it drives me up the wall when I see people advertising "learn a language in 15 days" or "learn a language easily with this app".

I won't lie to you like that. Learning a language takes consistent effort over a long period of time. It isn't easy. But we'll make it easier.