What we're all about
If you don't have fun, you quit. And if you quit, you don't learn Icelandic. And if you don't learn Icelandic - we don't get paid. The horror!
You can study until the cows come home, but if you don't practise, you don't learn. Our students practise.
Every learner is different, and any approach will fall flat with some, even if it's a success with others. That's why flexibility is our watchword.
We use the name “Icelandic made easi(er)” for a reason: no matter how complex something is, a good teacher can simplify it. You can always make it, if not easy, at least easi(er).
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Fun fact: Icelandic made easi(er) started as a way to kill time during Covid.
Siggi founded Icelandic made easi(er) out of boredom; he continues it because now he'd be bored doing anything else. In addition to running the joint, Siggi teaches private lessons and runs the self-study course.
A mysterious family curse dictates that every member of Siggi's family go into teaching, and he never stood a chance. The man is a compulsive teacher: if he didn't do this for a living, he would just be very annoying at parties.
In addition to the speaking course, which she pioneered, Lemme teaches private classes. She brings to both that unmistakable Lemme-charm.
An Estonian native, Lemme learned Icelandic in adulthood and achieved a native accent, a feat as impressive as swimming without getting wet. She now uses the methods that helped her to help others: a real pay-it-forward kind of woman.
Þóra teaches private classes and chews bubblegum, and she's all out of bubblegum.
English on her mother's side and Icelandic on her father's, Þóra is bilingual, but didn't stop there: she also speaks German, French, Japanese, and a smattering of Spanish, Italian, and Greek. Also, Scandinavian - an unholy amalgamation of Danish, Swedish, and Norwegian.
Þóra's favourite Icelandic fact is the existence of a secret and mythical fifth noun case. If you ask her about it, she might divulge the secret. Or she might have to kill you to keep it. 50/50.
The great thing about a reliable instructor is that you know that so long as you put in the work, you get the results. No luck, no privilege, just work for reward. There's a comfort in that reliability.
Build the confidence you need to break out of your shell and Start Speaking, or fine-tune your pronunciation and fluency to Keep Talking. And whatever you do, have fun while learning!
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