Icelandic self-study just got easi(er)

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Learn to self-direct your language learning and get exactly the support YOU need along the way.

Learn Icelandic on your own terms

Learn to learn

Equip yourself with the tools you need in order to learn as efficiently and effectively as possible.

This lets you hit the ground running.

Expert support

Get the support you need, when you need, with expert answers to your questions on your schedule.

This lets you plow through any obstacle.

How the self-study course works

"How to learn" articles

The first thing you get is exclusive access to my “learn how to learn” series of articles, which helps you make the most of your time. When you know exactly what to focus on - and what not to waste your time with - you accelerate your learning exponentially.

Free intro class

Start with a level-assessment and goal setting class - for free, with no commitment. Clarifying your goals with a linguist makes sure your learning is targeted, and an expert level assessment helps you track your progress from start to finish.

Question & Answer sessions

Get access to frequent Q&A sessions through Zoom. Students decide when sessions are, so you never have to worry about timing.

Attend every session, or just come whenever you feel like it; it’s your call. No question is too big or too small: language, culture, learning technique - get the help you need.

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 intro class

You’ll get answers to any questions you have, and then decide if the self-study course is right for you.

Step 3: The party starts

This is where the magic happens. You’ll receive full access to all the how-to articles, the Q&A sessions, the community group chat - everything you need to set yourself up for success.

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Testimonials

"I am really happy and surprised with my results: after just 2-3 weeks my understanding of Icelandic increased significantly. The Q&A sessions were really helpful. I would definitely recommend the course to everybody."

Pawel Kurzawa
supervisor at Samskip

“I used to be afraid of speaking Icelandic, not making much progress. But now learning a language is damn easy and so much fun! I've learned more Icelandic in three weeks with this course than in my entire life. And I did a BA in Icelandic.”

Jessica Brégeon
eternal student

"I've seen my skills improve greatly and I am very happy with the results. The learning process suits me perfectly because it is tangible and you're in charge of your own learning pace. I just need to keep up the good work!"

Axelle Sæunn
Verkefnastóri á þýðingastofu

Investment into the self-study course with Siggi was the best decision. Thanks to him, my Icelandic improved so much in the last 3 months. After attending classes in HÍ, I can say that he is the best teacher I've ever had and HÍ would be lucky to have him.

Erika Mačková
Kindergarten assistant

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 month
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35,000 ISK
Before union subsidyPer month -
8,750 ISK after union subsidy*
2 months
14% discount
30,000 ISK
Per month - before union subsidy
7,500 ISK per month after union subsidy*
60,000 ISK total
15,000 ISK after union subsidy
3 months
28% discount
25,000 ISK
Per month - before union subsidy
6,250 ISK per month after union subsidy*
75,000 ISK total
18,750 ISK after union subsidy

With a subscription, you get a monthly invoice in your online bank. Pay with two clicks.

Minimum 2 months.

Monthly subscription
Lowest possible price - guaranteed
24,000 ISK
Per month - before union subsidy
6,000 ISK per month 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 for subsidy, so always check with your union to be certain of your rights.

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.

How do Q&A sessions actually work?

Three times a week, I will be on Zoom to answer any question you may have. Think of the Q&A sessions like office hours at university: you can always choose to come, but nothing happens if you choose not to.

The times are:

  • Tuesdays at 18:00-19:00
  • Thursdays at 18:00-19:00
  • Saturdays at 11:00-12:00

You can ask about anything, but I'm most likely to be able to answer questions about language, language learning techniques and methodology, or Icelandic culture.

Consider coming even if you don't have any specific questions. Many people find that they learn a lot from other people's questions and the answers to them.

Do I have to check in with the teacher about doing my homework?

Nope. You totally CAN, if you'd like, but you don't have to. You can use the Q&A sessions to ask me about things that come up with the homework.

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

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

The traditional 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
I can’t make it to all the Q&A sessions. Is that all right?

Absolutely! Think of the Q&A sessions like office hours at university: they're there if you want them, but nothing bad happens if you don't use them.

You can come to all three sessions every week, just whenever you feel like, or anything in between.

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!

Try a class - for free

Book your free intro class now through the calendar here and accelerate 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 =)