Learn Icelandic faster with private classes

As a private teacher, it’s my job to make it easi(er) for you to learn Icelandic. It just so happens to be my passion, too.

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Private lessons, personalised learning

When you learn with me, it’s all about you.

Pace

Learn at YOUR speed

No more waiting for the slowest student in class or catching up to the fastest - you decide the pace.

Flexibility

Have class when YOU want

You never have to worry about leaving work early to catch a class, because you decide when your class is.

Control

Learn what YOU want to learn

No more grammar charts - unless you really want them. I’ll advise you, but ultimately you’ll decide what to learn.

How private classes work

Online or in person

Do you want to learn from the comfort of your own home? Do you prefer the personal touch of in-person class? You choose whether to have class through Zoom or at my office in Fálkagata 5.

Class is when you decide

This is your show, and what’s best for you depends on your calendar, your energy, and your preferences. Schedule class twice a week, once a week, every other week, just when you feel like, or anything in between.

Tailored to you

Private classes mean step-by-step guidance, every step of the way. Methodology and materials are tailored to you, your interests, and whether or not you had your coffee this morning. As your Icelandic evolves or your situation changes, so do the classes.

How to get started

It's as easy as 1, 2, 3

Step 1: Book your free trial class

No commitment, no problem. A journey of a thousand miles starts with a single step.

Step 2: Have your free trial class

You’ll get answers to any questions you have, and then decide if private classes are right for you.

Step 3: The party starts

It’s as simple as that! From here you can schedule classes whenever you want - twice a week, every other week, or just whenever you feel like it. It’s your show.

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Testimonials

“After just 3 lessons with Siggi, learning Icelandic felt less daunting.”
Philip Farren
“After just 3 lessons with Siggi, learning Icelandic felt less daunting.”
Philip Farren
“After just 3 lessons with Siggi, learning Icelandic felt less daunting.”
"The courses are really interesting and the teaching extremely efficient."
Sébastien Van Malleghem
"The courses are really interesting and the teaching extremely efficient."
Sébastien Van Malleghem
"The courses are really interesting and the teaching extremely efficient."
"Siggi is really able to make Icelandic look easi(er)!"
Vicky Alyssandraki
"Siggi is really able to make Icelandic look easi(er)!"
Vicky Alyssandraki
"Siggi is really able to make Icelandic look easi(er)!"
"Siggi is a great teacher. Absolutely recommended."
Lilja Haefele
"Siggi is a great teacher. Absolutely recommended."
Lilja Haefele
"Siggi is a great teacher. Absolutely recommended."
“Siggi is an excellent teacher, 10/10 would recommend.“
Alexandra Leeper
“Siggi is an excellent teacher, 10/10 would recommend.“
Alexandra Leeper
“Siggi is an excellent teacher, 10/10 would recommend.“
"My confidence in my ability to learn has increased massively."
Judy
"My confidence in my ability to learn has increased massively."
Judy
"My confidence in my ability to learn has increased massively."
Asbjørn Ibsen Bruun
"I can thoroughly recommend Siggi as a teacher."
Asbjørn Ibsen Bruun
"I can thoroughly recommend Siggi as a teacher."
Hugo Alejandro Arteaga Vivas
"Siggi is amazing. I loved the way he teaches."
Hugo Alejandro Arteaga Vivas
"Siggi is amazing. I loved the way he teaches."
Phoenix Ramos
"Siggi is wonderful at helping you build confidence."
Phoenix Ramos
"Siggi is wonderful at helping you build confidence."

Price

Your union or employer will refund you for your classes.

Most unions refund between 75-100% of the cost.

If people saw this kind of discount at Bónus, there would be riots.

If you don't get the classes refunded, for whatever reason, don't hesitate to take advantage of your free trial class. We'll work something out =)

1 class
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12,000 ISK
Before union subsidy Per class -
3,000 ISK after union subsidy*
5-class bundle
17% discount
11,000 ISK
Per class - before union subsidy
2,750 ISK per class after union subsidy*
55.000 ISK total
13,750 ISK after union subsidy
10-class bundle
25% discount
10,000 ISK
Per class - before union subsidy
2,500 ISK per class after union subsidy*
100,000 ISK total
25,000 ISK after union subsidy
*Assuming 75% union support, the lowest offered by the big unions. Most unions will subsidise more, reducing the price further.
Many factors influence your eligibility within your union, so always check with your union to be certain of your rights.

Try a class - for free

Book your free trial class now through the calendar here and start personalising your learning.

Dates in blue have available times: simply click on the time you want.

Interested in learning with me, but you’re not sure what’s right for you, private classes or the self-study course? Book a free trial class, and we’ll figure it out together =)

Frequently asked questions

How much will MY union pay?

Here is the percentage of the cost you can get back from various unions. If you can't find your union on the list, don't worry: it's not an exhaustive list.

75%:
 Efling, Drífandi
80%: SSF
90%: VR, Framsýn, AFL, Báran, and Hlíf
100%: BHM, FÍN, Fræðagarður, KÍ, Sameyki, and Stamos

Please note that while this is accurate to the best of my knowledge, always check with your union to be certain.

When can I have class?

I teach every day from 10:00-17:00, except Wednesdays and Sundays.

  • Monday:       10:00-17:00
  • Tuesday:      10:00-17:00
  • Wednesday: closed
  • Thursday:     10:00-17:00
  • Friday:          10:00-17:00
  • Saturday:      10:00-17:00
  • Sunday:        closed

You can schedule class up to 2 weeks in advance.

If you aren't available for ANY any of those times, consider the Self-study course instead.

How long is each class?

Each class is 45 minutes long.

How does the free trial class work?

Most importantly, the free trial class is a chance for you to decide if you even want to learn with me. If you decide after the class that, actually, you don't want to take classes with me, then I wish you the best on your language learning journey. There are no strings attached.

Secondarily, we use the free trial class to talk about what suits you best. The self-study course is a good option for some; traditional private classes are better for others.

And thirdly, I like to use the free trial class to talk about how to learn Icelandic and what resources to use. This way, even if you DON'T decide to take classes with me, you'll walk away better equipped to continue learning on your own, faster and better than ever.

Should I take private classes or the self-study course?

Private classes may be better for you if:

  • you prefer step-by-step guidance
  • your schedule allows you to have class at least semi-regularly
  • you would like someone to be accountable to, to help you get the work done

The self-study course may be better for you if:

  • your schedule doesn't allow you to have class regularly
  • you prefer self-directing your learning
  • you can be self-motivated, and get the work done even with no-one to be accountable to
How many times per week should I have class?

It depends.

If you have tons of free time and motivation for homework, and you find that you have tons of questions all the time, maybe having class twice a week works for you.

If you are raising thirteen kids, working 60 hour work-weeks, and secretly moonlight as a vigilante superhero at night, you might prefer having class only every other week. Or just whenever you find that you have an opening in your schedule.

Most of my students try to have class around once a week.

Where are you located?

I have an office in Fálkagata 5, 107 Reykjavík.

How long does it take to learn Icelandic?

It takes about 1-2 years to reach equal footing with natives for day-to-day communication, ASSUMING you're immersed in the language on a daily basis.

Still have questions?

Don't hesitate to send me a message and ask me directly!