Speaking anxiety is a beast of a wall.
Our speaking courses prioritise breaking through anxiety barriers, unleashing the speaking skills you already have and building on them.
We do this with exercises inspired by performance arts, because nobody is as confident as an actor on stage or a singer in an opera house.
It's hard to speak Icelandic when everything you learned in your textbook breaks down as soon as you meet a real human being.
Natives soften some sounds, drop others, and blend words together. Learn the mysteries of spoken Icelandic, and sound like a native.
This is the most fun speaking course around.
Our speaking courses incorporate elements from all sorts of performance arts, like acting, singing, music, and even dance. It's effective, engaging, and as a neat side effect, it’s fun as hell!
Nothing we could say about our speaking course can be more glowing than what our students say about it.
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Located smack dab in downtown Reykjavík, a minute's walk from Hlemmur, we have the perfect location for you to come and speak Icelandic.
We have a 7 person maximum, so classes always feel intimate and you always have the teacher’s attention.
Friendships bloom when you're all tackling the same problems, and you get through them together.
The Start Speaking course is our beginner course.
That’s beginner as in “how do I introduce myself?” but also beginner as in “I already know all the grammar and have a vocabulary of 20,000 words... but I’m afraid to open my mouth.”
Maybe you've taken a few courses and you're already speaking, but you're driven to do better, to sound better.
Take an active role in improving your fluency and accent to sound more like a native, less like a robot, and have better conversations.
Wednesdays at 18:00-19:30
12,000 ISK with union subsidy
Wednesdays at 19:45-21:15
12,000 ISK with union subsidy
Or do you maybe want to learn Icelandic with a group of your friends?
Let's plan the perfect course, just for you.
Custom times, custom level, custom everything - for the same low price.
Minimum group size: 5.
Join our mailing list and be the first to know when new courses are planned. We'll email you once a week with Icelandic language tips and tricks, as well.
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 our knowledge, always check with your union to be certain.
It can take as little as a day to be able to order at a café, if you’re Danish and have a good instructor. It will take multiple lifetimes to be able to write a doctoral thesis, if you’re Vietnamese and never read or listen to any Icelandic.
As a rule of thumb, though, 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.
48,000 ISK for the whole course.
Most unions reimburse between 75-100% of that, though, bringing your out-of-pocket cost down to 12,000 at MOST.
Check with your union to see your eligibility!
If you're an independent learner on a budget, the self-study course might be best for you.
If you'd like more hands-on expert guidance and don't mind paying for the expertise, private classes are your best bet.
If you want to focus on improving your speaking abilities and like learning with a small, tight-knit group, the speaking course will be your jam.
Check out our other offerings
Speaking courses aren't your speed? No worries: we've got something for everybody!
Flexibility is the name of the game, here. Enjoy your teacher's focused, undivided attention and benefit from the personal guidance of an expert, every step of the way.
Private lessons are perfect for:
- Those who want personalised help
- Learning whenever and however you want
- Those who want to learn at their own pace
What’s the fastest way to learn a language? What resources are worth my time? And how do I use them as effectively as possible? You’ll learn all these things and more in the speaking course.
The self-study course is perfect for:
- Independent learners
- The budget-conscious
- Those who want to learn how to learn