That guy awkwardly posing here is me, Siggi. I’m a linguist from the University of Iceland (or at least I have a fancy piece of paper that says “BA in General Linguistics”, but I could’ve stolen that), and I’ve been teaching Icelandic for half a decade now.
I made my start in teaching with the Tin Can Factory* where I taught for four years. After a while I realised that students asking questions always told me the same thing: “I tried Googling it, but I couldn’t find anything.”
“Damn,” I thought to myself, “someone should really put some more free material on the web for independent students.”
So I did.
I made Icelandic made easi(er).
*the best-named language school, and I‘ll fight anyone who says different
Study is overrated - PRACTISE instead
Did you study a language in school? Do you speak it today? Probably not. Bookish study, especially grammar, leads to knowledge about a language, not ability with it.
Instead, I emphasise practical use. Fluency comes to those who practise, and my students practise.
Learning has to be FUN
This isn’t me trying to be the “fun” teacher (though I totally am). The simple fact is that us humans won't do things if they're boring. Pure discipline will only take you so far.
That's why I always help my students find entertaining stories and materials that are interesting and relevant to them.
You become fluent faster with EFFICIENT learning
No language course is long or intense enough to teach you a language. Practising outside of class bridges that gap, but there are only so many hours in a day.
That’s why I focus on making you a more efficient learner, with study techniques backed by research and the best available resources.
for learners who want step-by-step guidance
for self-motivated learners who want to direct their own learning
Interested in the self-study course? Book your free intro class now and hit the ground running.
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