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A New Revolutionary Learning Method

The Inter-Lingual Learning Technique

developed by the School of Icelandic

 

Intensive Courses in Icelandic for Foreigners are held in  7 week courses 3 times a year  and 5 week courses 2 times a year: June and July. Prices are around 600$ +  housing with cooking and washing facilities 650 $ for 5 weeks and 850 for 7 weeks. Beginner  courses are 3 days a week for 7 weeks at 18:00-19:30 evenings or 5 week summer courses 4 days a week - Monday to Thursday 18-19:30. Groups are usually small 5-14 students.

 

The method works in a simple way with the advanced method of the Inter-Lingual Learning Technique with the phonetics of English,  Icelandic or other Western or Indo-European Languages. The holistic method enables us to grasp much more clearly the connection between those languages as well as their common background as indeed their long term development towards each other as a result of ever more interaction and exchange between people and therefore the common and united  future of these languages as well as the people that speak them. This in turn enables the students to master the language all the more easily and make the learning process much more basic and tangible and the language and the way it works more understandable and under your control and command. In other words we make use of what we know from our own mother language and apply it to a new language. This technique applies to all languages but has as yet been particularly developed to deal with European and Western Languages and Indo-European languages.

 

NEW TEACHING TECHNIQUES!

 INTENSIVE COURSES

IN ICELANDIC

for foreigners and settlers

 ALL YEAR ROUND

 

Since spring and summer 1997 the school has run 4 Week Intensive Courses in Icelandic for Foreigners. Lessons are 1 1/2 hours a day either 3 workdays per week in September and January courses and 1 ½ hours x 4 times a week in the June and July courses.

 

Before the intensive courses there had been held courses since 1990 that were  2 times a week for 8 weeks x 80 minutes but those courses started in 1990. The Intensive Courses for beginners are beside settlers In Iceland, people working or studying for shorter or longer periods in Iceland and students as well as working people from many European countries, USA, Canada,  South America and Asia have been participating so you could say that the school is teaching the world Icelandic!!

 

SCHOOL OF ICELANDIC

 

So actually a special school or department within the main school has been founded. The school is run all year round for foreigners and settlers as the SCHOOL OF ICELANDIC, which is its formal name.

 

Description of  Icelandic Programs

and other Course Related Info:

 

Basic Language of Instruction: English

 

*I Beginners:  Basic vocabulary of daily language, sound/phonetic systems and letters, basic grammar. A thorough basic structure is built up that makes the students more independent but also builds up a base and prepares for further studies. Basic language of instruction: English.

 

*II Advanced: Goes on building up and widening vocabulary and adds some more grammar structures like irregular verbs. Basic language of instruction: English. Note: Seldom run! 

 

Eligibility (Age, years of study necessary, etc):  No particular eligibility or age, most students have finished  High School and / or College education.

A Western, Scandinavian, Germanic, English or "Indo-European” mother language can be more important and be more helpful. All  study and knowledge of other languages than your mother languages helps still more. Most students are rather young though, at the  age from 17-40.

 

 Is course credit available?  The courses have been credited by some American, Canadian and Scandinavian schools and Universities. All courses end with examinations. The school also runs fully credited  High School and College Courses in Icelandic for Icelanders as well as other languages and subjects.

Is housing provided? The school tries to assist

students in finding housing. Price is $ 650 per 5 weeks and 850 per 7 weeks.

What kind of housing?  Rooms with access to kitchen and wash room.

 

Cost (calculated in US dollars):

5 or 7  week evening courses USD 600. Classes 3 or 4 x 1 ½ hour 18:00-19:30. Mond-Wednesday-Thursday or Monday to Thursday.

7 week evening courses: x 3 times a week

18:00-19:30: USD 600

5  week courses x 4 times per week: USD 600

 

Deadline for Applications:  4 weeks ahead of course start.

  

Is this program offered annually?   3-4 

 Intensive  5 or 7  week evening programs per year.

Other Comments:  Courses are held in small groups of students: Minimum number: 6 students

Maximum Number:  20 students.

 

Total number of hours per 5 or 7 week courses: Total number of teaching hours: 31,5.

 

A New Revolutionary Learning Method

in Languages:

“The Inter-Lingual Learning Technique”

           developed by the School of Icelandic:

The method has been developed for the last 15 years and has proved its usefulness many times over. The method works in a simple way with the advanced method of the Inter-Lingual Learning Technique with the phonetics of English, Icelandic or other Western or Indo-European Languages. The method enables us to grasp much more clearly the connection between those languages as well as their common background as indeed their long term development towards each other, as a result of ever increasing interaction and exchange, between countries, people and languages and therefore the common and united  future of these languages as well as the people that speak them This in turn enables the students to master the language all the more  easily and make the learning process much more basic and tangible and the language and the way it works  understandable and under your control and command.

 

In other words we make use of what we know from our own mother-language and apply it to a new language. This technique applies to all languages but has as yet been particularly developed to deal with European, Western and Indo-European languages. The method has a functionalistic and holistic approach and studies causes and effects in the language which makes it all the more possible to understand and easier to learn.

Frequency of courses:

Courses in level I are given every 4 weeks more or less all year long. Level II courses are run every 7-9 weeks and Level III courses close to every 10-12 weeks all year round. Level IV and V is 10 weeks and run 3-4 times a year. Number of students in Level I courses is frequently from

 5-12 students.

 

 

 

Level I: Beginners: Basic vocabulary of daily language, sound or phonetic systems and letters, basic grammar. Basic and frequent nouns, adjectives and regular verbs and adverbs are trained. A thorough basic use of the Inter-Lingual Learning Technique is introduced and its used is trained and a workmethod in learning Icelandic is built up in order to make the students more independent and more capable of making use of the course and make the students partly able to study and learn themselves and a good work tool and a base is built up to prepare for further studies.

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Level II: Forthgoing: Keeps on building up and widening vocabulary through reading texts and treating more conversational  vocabulary and adds some more grammar structures like past tense of verbs and introduction of prepositions, transitive verbs and some irregular verbs.

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Level III: Intermediary :Keeps on  widening vocabulary and developing the making of sen-tences and training more advanced grammar structures and more irregular verbs are added as well as more use of prepositions and transitive verbs.

 

Level IV: Advanced :

Reading Comprehension & Conversational

More and wider vocabulary is built up by working with more text material and some more advanced uses of conversational and written language are practiced and students bring up their own problems and experiences with the language.

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Level V: Advanced  + : Conversational &  Reading Comprehension

Some more advanced uses of conversational and written language are practiced and students bring up their own problems and experiences with the language. More weight on spoken language

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Basic language of teaching is English,

Teacher also speaks and has good knowledge in Scandinavian languages and German. Teacher also has knowledge of basic grammar and some basic vocabulary of Latin/Roman languages. Far less knowledge of Slavic languages.

 

More brain, less strain - in language studies !  School of Icelandic:  Ph. 5881169

       www.icetrans.is/ice - ice@icetrans.is

 

   

Better Study Techniques

 to fight dyslexia!

 

According to Mr Antonsson the Educational Technique  or Study Technique developed at the school has been much more successful and useful for most students than traditional methods. The Teaching and Learning Techniques of the school are based upon more emphasis on a deeper functional, realistic and holistic understanding of the subject. The sounds of languages are taught in a way that is simple to understand and most languages taught directly from the point of view of the students mother language, as it is usually closely related to the languages the student is learning. You could say that the learning technique makes use of the connection between the student´s previous knowledge of his/hers own language and the language to be studied. The pedagogics of teaching and studying therefore become more ´´holistic´´, understandable and manageable for the student as well as the teacher. Much more weight is put on seeing the picture as a whole and therefore put on seeing the picture as a whole and therefore  by heart somehow. For instance, Antonsson, the principal says, ´´dyslexic students have done much better in languages with the school´s Revolutionary Inter-Lingual Learning Technique´´.

 

 “THE INTER-LINGUAL LEARNING TECHNIQUE”

 

Sociologists, psychologists, teaching and educational experts and linguists in the western world have proved, with numerous researches, that settlers learn the language of their new home country much better and sooner if they have a good knowledge of their original language and get good tutoring in it, even if the teaching must take place in their new home country. In cases where this has not been put in work there are some very bad cases where children of settlers haven´t been able to learn to talk or read with basic skills in any language, neither its original nor the language of the new country. This is no coincidence, because a language is not only a flow of words to be learned by heart, but a tool to think, influence thought and knowledge and to dress it into words.

 

Are the Icelanders settlers?

 

But what about an Icelandic who for instance wants to learn English? Is he then some sort of a settler? “Yes exactly”, says Mr Antonsson, “that´s right. The answer is definitely yes. At least if an Icelander wants to learn a language from another country or people, then he is in the same position as the “´settler”´ and of course the same educational methods apply to him as to everyone else. On this ground the study technique of the Adult Educational Institute and the SCHOOL OF ICELANDIC, “´The Inter-Lingual Learning Technique”´ or the The Mother Language Technique”, is based and founded and that is why the languages to be learned are so much more connected to the student´s mother language and the students knowledge of his/her mother language it is sharpened, to strengthen the student´s knowledge and understanding of the new language.  In this way the basis of the studies is always what the student already knows, his own  mother language.”

So always when possible and the teacher has knowledge of the student´s mother language, as much use as possible is made of this connection and similarities as well as unsimilarities. A sort of a comparative method.

This is more true of course for the study of Icelandic than for example for the study of Business English.

 

National or International ?

Actually two sides of the same thing!

“The other side of the school´s study techniques is based on the fact,”  says

Orlygur Antonsson, “ that in most cases languages closely connected to Icelandic are being studied. And they are, when it comes down to it, almost  versions of Icelandic and of each other, as with the European languages, that a few thousand years ago were one and the same language, the Indo-European Language, which because of population movements was divided into three main parts: the Latin, the German and the Slavic”.

 

A “Neo-European” Language?

An increasing interaction of peoples and societies has long ago turned this trend and the languages are now rapidly developing in the direction towards each other. A continuously growing economical, political, social and personal interaction and standardisation is going on at all levels of society and the languages need and must follow this development, even though languages tend to change and develop more slowly than other areas of society and though adjustment of languages towards each other for different reasons have been mostly set aside in this work.

 

LEARNING AND TEACHING techniques

in rythm with the times of today and tomorrow

The learning technique of the Adult Educational Institute and The SCHOOL OF ICELANIC; The Inter-Lingual Learning Technique, takes notice of this multinational and international reality and considers and teaches a language as a living and changing tool to meet the needs of each time and place in history and not as a dead or holy thing or a sacred thing which may neither be touched nor changed and should be suppressed in the philosophical chains of nationalism and separatism. In this way the learning technique emphasizes what languages and people have in common – which is overwhelming - instead of emphasizing the differences – which, when it comes down to it, are actually minimal. 

 

It does not matter much how fast you run, if you are running into the wrong direction    SCHOOL OF ICELANDIC

 

ICETRANS plc

Translation & Interpretation Services

The school also runs a Translation and Interpretation Service, ICETRANS plc in different  languages: English, Danish, Swedish, Norwegian, Faroese,  German, Dutch, Spanish,  French, Italian, Portuguese, Greek, Russian, Polish, Croatian, Serbo-Croatian, Lithuanian, Bulgarian, Check, Arabic, Persian, Japanese, Chinese and Icelandic of course. Most of these languages can also be done from or to English.

INFO on STAY PERMIT

 

1) The following states are members of EEC (European Economic Community) and citizens of these countries can enter Iceland without having a ticket forth and back and are allowed to look for a job for a period of  3 months:

 

Austria, Belgium, Great Britain, Denmark, Finland, France, Greece, Holland, Ireland, Italy,  Luxemburg, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Germany.

 

2) The citizens of the following countries do NOT need a VISA  to ENTER the Iceland:

Even though they are allowed to enter the country as tourists or on business it does NOT mean that they automatically can get a STAY PERMIT:

 

Austria, Australia, The Bahamas, USA, Barbados, Belgium, Botswana, Brasil, Great Britain. Chile, Denmark, Dominican Republic, Estonia, Finland, France, Grenada, Greece, Gynea, Holland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Canada, Ciribathi, Cyper, Lesotho, Letland, Lichteinstein, Lithuania, Luxemburg, Malasia, Malawi, Malta, Mexico, Monaco, Norway, New Zealand, Portugal, Polland, Salomon Islands, San Marino, Seychell Islands, Singapore, South Korea, The Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, St. Lucia, ST. Vincent and Grenadines, Schwitzerland, Sweden, Swaziland, The Check Republic, Trinidad and Tobaco, Hungary, Uruguay, The Vatican, Germany.

 

An Application for a Limited

Residence Permit?

 

What papers are needed ?

There are 3-4 things that are needed together with an application form for Limited Residence Permit and An Application for a Prolongation of a Limited Residence Permit. These papers are except for the application form itself:

 

1. A certified copy from the applicants passport.

 

2.A document on how the applicant is going to sustain him- or herself economically.

A certified or witnessed document from parents or other relatives declaring that they will pay or take care of the costs of living for the applicant could do for example or if the applicant can in some way prove that he/she has the economic means to support him- or herself economically during the stay. A declaration from the applicantsbank or the like should do.

 

3.In the case you are going to study during the period, a signed document from the School or Institution in question is needed on the students registration and payment of school fees.

 

4. A doctor’s certificate on the medical condition of the applicant.

Attention: To our knowledge this rule is not necessary to follow until you are already in Iceland, but all applicants must have a medical check. If you already have a doctors results on you general health condition it might help though.

 

Registration & Payment Certificate: The school will make a Registration Certificate for the Course/Courses the student has applied for to prove that the studentś application  is accepted and has paid school fees. The certification should then be sent to the Immigration Office together with the Visa/Stay Permit Application if that is needed:

 

Name: Utlendingastofnun

Icelandic Immigration Office

Address: Skogarhlid 6, IS 105 Reykjavik, Iceland

Phone:+354-5105400, Fax: 5105405

E-mail: utl@utl.is

WP: http://www.utl.is

 

Refund Policy in case visa application is turned down

Only Registration fee 120 USD + Transfer fee: 50 USD is not refundable:  Total 170 USD not Refundable .

 

Updated: April 2011     Icecool                  

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Info-Brochure of the

SCHOOL OF ICELANDIC

                Adult Educational Institue

                        Founded 1989

Armuli  5 - IS 108 - Reykjavik - Iceland

Phone: +354-588 1169  

Fax:+354-557 1159

E-mail.: ice@icetrans.is

     Web page: http://www.icetrans.is/ice

 

 

NEW TEACHING TECHNIQUES!

 

INTENSIVE COURSES
IN ICELANDIC

for foreigners and settlers

     by the Inter-Lingual Learning Technique

 

ALL YEAR ROUND

Since spring and summer 1997 the school has run 4 Week Intensive Courses in Icelandic for Foreigners. Lessons in Level I are 4 weeks x

1 ½ hours a day, 5 workdays per week Mond-Frid at 18-19:30  or AM 10-11:30 and Level II is 7 weeks x 1 ½ hours hours 3 workdays per week; Mond, Wed,Frid at 20:00-21:30 or 4 weeks intensive program at AM 10-11:30. and Level III –Grammar – Texts, Conversation is 10 weeks x 1 ½ hours  2 workdays per week; Tuesday  and Thursday at 20:00-21:30 and Level IV is 10 weeks x 1 ½ hours  on Saturdays and Sundays at 10:00-11:30. Level IV – Vocabulary/Conversational is 20 weeks on Saturdays 12-13:30.

 

Before the start of the “Intensive Icelandic Courses” there were had been held courses since 1990 that were  2 times a week for 8 weeks x 80 minutes but those courses started in 1990. The students participating in The Intensive Courses In Icelandic are beside settlers in Iceland, people working or studying for shorter or longer periods in Iceland and students as well as working people from many European and East European countries, USA, Canada, South America and Asia,

Although the main language of teaching is English there are many students from for example Poland, Lithuania and Latvia, but they need to know a little English to be able to make use of the courses. The school still has wordlists in those and more languages with Grammar Terms used in the course and this helps many of the students considerably

 SCHOOL OF ICELANDIC

So actually a special school or department within the main school; (Fullordinsfraedslan-Adult Educational Institute), was founded in 1997. The school is run all year round for settlers and foreigners as the SCHOOL OF ICELANDIC.

 

4  and  10  Week Courses

in Icelandic for settlers and foreigners:

 

Payment of School Fees:

The School’s course fees are due 1 week in advance of the starting time of the course in question. Course fee for overseas students for each course/level is now EUR 250 (around 350 USD)

 

Payment of special extra fee for Confirmation of Registration needed to apply for Stay Permit/Visa

For Confirmation of Registration for overseas students outside of EEC/Schengen Area

that need VISA/Stay Permit there is an extra

Registration fee of EUR 35 (around USD 50):

___________________________

Bank Account:: 0115-26-009560 Fullordinsfraedslan- School of Icelandic

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INTERNATIONAL PAYMENTS OF SCHOOL-FEES

Payments can be made:

by direct transfer to our bank account at:

School of Icelandic: IBAN number: IS89 0115 2600 9560 6801 0903 60
SWIFT (BIC): NBIIISRE

Bank Adress:

Landsbanki Íslands

Street address: Álfabakki 10,

ZIP 109

City:Reykjavik

Country: Iceland

Reg. No. of the school : Official Registration Number: 680109-0360,

 

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

& ANSWERS

What is the Location of the school?   Armuli 5, IS 108, Reykjavik, Iceland, 2nd floor

 

What is the eligbility to the courses ? (Age, years of study necessary, etc):  No particular eligibility or age, some students have finished  High School and / or College education and others not.. A Western, Scandinavian, Germanic, English or "Indo-European” mother language can be more important and be more helpful. All study and knowledge of other languages than your mother languages helps still more. Most students are rather young though, at the  age from 16-50.  

 

 Is course credit available?  The courses have been credited by some American, Canadian and Scandinavian schools and Universities. All courses end with examinations. The school also used to run fully credited  High School and College Courses in Icelandic for Icelanders as well as other languages and subjects.

 

Is housing provided? Housing is normally not provided and prices are varying much between summer and winter season..

 

Do you offer any financial assistance to  to students who have not already got an Icelandic ID Number and are legally registered living in Iceland.?  No financial assistance is available.

 

 What is the Deadline for Applications:  1 week  before start of course.

  

Payment of fees for students from abroad has to be done 2 weeks in advance of  course start.

 

Is this program offered annually?   Around 9-10

Level I Intensive  4-week programs, around  7-8  Level II 4 week or 7-week programs and 4-5 Level III  7 or10- week evening programs per year and 2-3 level IV, V and VI Saturdays/Sunday programs per year.

 

Other Comments:  Courses are held in rather small groups of students: Minimum number: 5 students

Maximum Number:  12 students.

 

Total number of hours per 4, 7 and 10  week courses: Total number of teaching hours per course: 30-31,5 hours.

 

What can Other Costs be: Food: around US $ 20-30 per day.

 

How to Apply ? send e-mail to ice@icetrans.is, together with a filled in Registration Form or apply by phone or come to the office: For Confirmation of Registration for overseas students that need VISA/Stay Permit there is an extra Registration fee of EUR 30. (Around USD 40)

 

Address:   Armuli 5, IS 108. Reykjavik, Iceland

Through E-mail: ice@icetrans.is

Web Page: www.icetrans.is/ice

Or Phone: +354-588 1169

Mobile Phone: +354-898 1175

Fax: +354-557 1159

 

The learning technique of the Adult Educational Institute and The SCHOOL OF ICELANDIC; The Inter-Lingual Learning Technique, takes notice of the multinational and international reality and considers and teaches a language as a living and changing tool to meet the needs of each time and place in history and not as a dead or holy thing or a sacred thing which may neither be touched nor changed and should be suppressed in the philosophical chains of nationalism and separatism. In this way the learning technique emphasizes what languages and people have in common – which is overwhelming - instead of emphasizing the differences – which, when it comes down to it, are actually rather minimal.

 

“It does not matter much how fast you run, if you are running into the wrong direction”   SCHOOL OF ICELANDIC

 

 

Description of Programs & other Course Related Info

 

Title of the Programs:  Icelandic for Settlers and Foreigners by the Inter-Lingual Learning Technique.

Fax: +354-557 1159

 

More brain, less strain - in learning languages !  SCHOOL OF ICELANDIC

 

*Level I : Beginners: Basic vocabulary of daily language, sound or phonetic systems and letters, basic grammar. Basic and frequent nouns, adjectives and regular verbs and adverbs are trained. A thorough basic use of the Inter-Lingual Learning Technique is introduced and its used is trained and


 a work method in learning Icelandic is built up in order to make the students more independent and more capable of making use of the course and make the students partly able to study and learn themselves and build up a good work tool and a good effective base is built up to prepare for further studies.
 

 

*Level II: Forthgoing :Keeps on building up and widening vocabulary and treating more conversational  vocabulary and adds some more grammar structures like more on irregular verbs and prepositions.

 

Level III: Intermediary :Keeps on  widening vocabulary and developing the making of sentences and training more advanced grammar structures and more irregular verbs are added and the use of prepositions.

 

Level IV: Advanced : Reading Comprehension and Conversational

More and wider vocabulary is built up by working with more text material and some more advanced uses of conversational and written language are practiced and students bring up their own problems and experiences with the language.

 

 

Level V: Advanced : Conversational and  Reading Comprehension

Some more advanced uses of conversational and written language are practiced and students bring up their own problems and experiences with the language. More weight on spoken language

 

Basic language of teaching is English,

but teacher speaks also and has good knowledge in Scandinavian languages and German. Teacher also has knowledge of basic grammar and some basic vocabulary of Latin/Roman languages. Some comparative methods are used and similarities between the languages shown and explained.

 

 Location: Armuli 5, IS 108, Reykjavik, Iceland, 2nd floor  left

   

Apply to (Administrative Office): send e-mail to ice@icetrans.is, together with a filled in registration form or apply by phone or come to the office.

 

 Address:   Armuli 5, IS 108. Reykjavik, Iceland

Through E-mail: ice@icetrans.is

or Phone: +354-588 1169

Fax: +354-557 1159

Mobile Phone & SMS: +354-898 1175

 

Is this program offered annually?  8-10 beginner programs are offered per year..

 

Maximum Number  per Class: Absolute maximum is 12  students.

 

Minimum Number  per Class: 5 students.

 

Principle & Manager:  Mr Orlygur Antonsson

 

Telephone: +354-588 1169

 

Fax: +354-557 1159

 

E-mail: ice@icetrans.is 

Web page:htttp://www.icetrans.is/ice

 The Advantages of Inter Lingual Learning Technique 

The  “Inter-Lingual learning Technique” or the  ´´Mother Language Technique”, is at its best for students from the European and Anglo-Saxon language are as whose mother languages are  related to Icelandic. 

             Better Study Techniques

According to Mr Antonsson the Educational Technique  or Study Technique developed at the school has been considerably more successful and useful for most students than traditional methods. The Teaching and Learning Techniques of the school are based upon more emphasis on a deeper functional, realistic and holistic understanding of the subject. The sound systems and phonetics  of languages are taught in a way that is simple to understand and most languages taught directly from the point of view of the students mother language, as it is usually closely related to the languages the student is learning. You could say that the learning technique makes use of the connection between the student´s previous knowledge of his/hers own language and the language to be studied. The pedagogics of teaching and studying therefore become more ´´holistic´´, understandable and manageable for the student as well as the teacher. Much more weight is put on seeing the picture as a whole.  For instance, Mr. Antonsson, the principle says, ´´dyslexic students have done much better in languages with the school´s Inter-Lingual Learning Technique´´.

  “The Inter-Lingual Learning Technique”

Sociologists, psychologists, teaching and educational experts and linguists in the western world have proved, with numerous researches, that settlers learn the language of their new home country much better and sooner if they have a good knowledge of their original language and get good tutoring in it, even if the teaching must take place in their new home country. In cases where this has not been put in work there are some very bad cases where children of settlers haven´t been able to learn to talk or read with basic skills in any language, neither its original nor the language of the new country. This is no coincidence, because a language is not only a flow of words to be learned by heart, but a tool to think, influence thought and knowledge and to dress it into words. 

Are the Icelanders settlers?

But what about an Icelandic who for instance wants to learn English? Is he then some sort of a settler? “Yes exactly”, says Mr Antonsson, “that´s right”. The answer is definitely yes. At least if an Icelander wants to learn a language from another country or people, then he is in the same position as the “´settler”´ and of course the same educational methods apply to him as to everyone else. On this ground the study technique of the Adult Educational Institute and the SCHOOL OF ICELANDIC, “The Inter-Lingual Learning Technique”´ or the “The Mother Language Technique”, is based and founded and that is why the languages to be learned are so much more connected to the

student´s mother language and the students knowledge of his/her mother language it is sharpened, to strengthen the student´s knowledge and understanding of the new language.  In this way the basis of the studies can be what the student already knows, his own  mother language.”

So always when possible and the teacher has knowledge of the student´s mother language,

as much use as possible is made of this connection and similarities as well as  differences or unsimilarities. A sort of a comparative method. this is more true of course for the study of Icelandic than for example for the study of Business English.

 

 

National or International ?

Actually two sides of the same thing!

“The other side of the school´s study and learning techniques is based on the fact,” says

Orlygur Antonsson, “ that in most cases

languages closely connected to Icelandic are being studied or the other way round students speaking  

these languages are studying Icelandic. And a lot of those languages are, when it comes down to it, almost  versions of Icelandic and of each other, as is the case with much of the European languages, that a few thousand years ago were one and the same language, the Indo-European Language, which because of population movements was divided into three main parts: the Latin, the German and the Slavic”. And it is considered that even less than a hundred thousand years ago there was only one language in the world!

 

   A “Neo-European” Language?

An increasing interaction of peoples and societies has long ago turned this trend and the languages are now rapidly developing in the direction towards each other. A continuously growing economical, political, social and personal interaction and standardisation is going on at all levels of society and the languages need and must follow this development, even though languages tend to change and develop more slowly than other areas of society and though adjustment of languages towards each other for different reasons have been mostly set aside in this work.

  

       ICETRANS Translations

 Translation & Interpretation Services

 The school also runs a Translation and Interpretation Service, ICETRANS Translation & Interpretation Services in

several  languages:  

Most of these languages can also be done from or to English.  

E-mail: icetrans@icetrans.is

             www.icetrans.is

Phone:  +354-557 1155.

Fax :    + 354-5571159

 

From/To Icelandic:  English, Danish, Swedish, Norwegian, German, Dutch, Spanish, French, Italian, Portuguese, Greek, Russian, Polish, Lithuanian, Latvian, Estonian, Croatian, Serbo-Croatian, Check,  Japanese, Chinese.

  

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