Colloquial Icelandic is easy to use and completely up to date!
Specially written by experienced teachers for self-study or class use, the course offers a step-by-step approach to written and spoken Icelandic. No prior knowledge of the language is required.
What makes Colloquial Icelandic your best choice in personal language learning?
- Interactive – lots of exercises for regular practice
- Clear – concise grammar notes
- Practical – useful vocabulary and pronunciation guide
- Complete – including answer key and reference section
By the end of this rewarding course, you will be able to communicate confidently and effectively in Icelandic in a broad range of everyday situations.
These two CDs are an invaluable component of the Colloquial Icelandic course. Recorded by native Icelandic speakers it complements the book and will help you develop your pronunciation and listening skills.
The complete course comprises the book and audio materials. These are available to purchase separately in paperback, ebook, CD and MP3 format. The paperback and CDs can also be purchased together in the great-value Colloquials pack.
Paperback: 978-0-415-20706-5 (please note this does not include the audio)
CDs : 978-0-415-28690-9
eBook: 978-0-203-99545-7 (available to purchase from http://ebookstore.tandf.co.uk/audio_viewbooks.aspx. Please note this does not include the audio)
MP3s: 978-0-415-47084-1 (available to purchase from http://ebookstore.tandf.co.uk/audio_viewbooks.aspx)
Pack : 978-0-415-42707-4 (paperback and CDs)
Table of Contents
|The sounds and letters of Icelandic||4|
|1||Velkomin til Islands! / Welcome to Iceland!||12|
|2||Hvadan ert pu? / Where are you from?||29|
|3||Hvert forum vid? / Where are we going?||47|
|4||Eg aetla ad fa ... Hvad verdur petta mikid? / I would like to get ... How much will that be?||68|
|5||Fot / Clothing||85|
|6||A ferd og flugi / On the move||103|
|7||Daglegt lif / Daily life||122|
|8||Verdi per ad godu! / Enjoy your meal!||138|
|9||Fjolskyldan / The family||158|
|10||Stefnumot / Appointments||171|
|11||Gisting / Accommodation||183|
|12||Tomstundir / Spare time||197|
|13||Island / Iceland||214|
|14||Saga og pjod / Story, history and people||229|
|15||Hofud, herdar, hne og taer / Head and shoulders, knees and toes||243|
|16||Gangi per vel! / Good luck!||257|
|Glossary of grammatical terms||281|
|Key to exercises||285|
|Glosses of reading passages||307|
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Best Icelandic book ever! (Seeing as they're are few.) It doesn't throw everything at you at once! I highly recommend the audio!
What can I say? I said most of what had to be said in my headline.
This is, by far, the BEST Icelandic course I've seen¿it teaches fully and lets me experience the language. All the other Icelandic books I have ever purchased seem to like to throw pages of conjugations and inflexions in my face. This book, however, teaches me more how to speak the language, and also gives an excellent insight into the culture. If you are thinking about buying Einarsson's or Glendening's books, DON'T!
This book is excellent for the beginner of learning the well preserved Icelandic language. It is seperated in many chapters and gives you excersises through the whole book. It is well written and easy to comprehend and learn. An excellent start to fluent Icelandic!