Today is Icelandic Language Day, celebrated on the birthday of Icelandic poet and nationalist Jónas Hallgrímsson.
The university’s Icelandic as a Second Language program has more than doubled its enrollment over the last ten years.
About 90% of the curriculum taught in Icelandic universities is in English, even as a third of Icelandic university students have difficulty utilizing the language in a university environment.
Anna Lára Pálsdóttir, teacher and receptionist at Hotel Katla in Vík, South Iceland, has begun teaching a new Icelandic course for foreign workers in the area.
A giant shopping bag advertising the upcoming opening of H&M has been the source of much controversy for its lack of Icelandic.
Financial services company Creditinfo has handed over a huge chunk of data to the Árni Magnússon languages institute.
In recent years, more and more stores in Iceland have begun to aggressively advertise their goods on Black Friday.
Writer Sigurður Pálsson was awarded the Jónas Hallgrímsson Prize on the Day of Icelandic Language yesterday.
Yesterday, former president of Iceland, Vigdís Finnbogadóttir, was awarded an honorary degree from Paris-Sorbonne University, where she studied French and French literature 1949-1953.
A young Syrian boy, who arrived in Iceland as a refugee in January, charmed visitors at the Reykjavík City Library last week by singing an Icelandic nursery rhyme in flawless Icelandic.
Yesterday, a cornerstone was laid for the Vigdís Finnbogadóttir Building for Foreign Languages at Brynjólfsgata 1 in Reykjavík.
Two beginners’ courses in Polish have got off to an excellent start at the University of Iceland, with the number of students enrolled tripling between terms.
There is a ninth grade a class in Fellaskóli, a school in the Reykjavík suburb of Breiðholt, in which the students are of thirteen different nationalities.
Daisy L. Neijmann first came to Iceland aged 18 in 1982 and started learning the language right away. Now she is one of the best-known Icelandic teachers anywhere.
The online language course Icelandic Online received recognition for its contribution and support in maintaining the Icelandic language from the Ministry of Education, Science and Culture in a ceremony late last year. The program has now also been exported to the Faroe Islands.