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Icelandic Online Mini Review: Good, But Lacks Explanations

Icelandic Online
Price: Free, 8-Week Course costs $360
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Published by the University of Iceland, Icelandic Online has five different courses ranging from Survival through to the “high intermediate” IO4. It’s engaging, with lots of videos and exercises, and has a heavy focus on listening. However, its all-Icelandic approach sometimes backfires, especially at a beginner level. It’s easy to get 100% on a grammar quiz because you’ve worked out the right pattern, even though you don’t know how this changes the meaning of the sentence. Use a dictionary alongside the course, don’t be afraid to Google things you don’t understand, and be prepared to find alternative methods to practice speaking. Alternatively, you could try one of the 8-week Icelandic Online Plus courses, where a tutor supports you through your studies and gives you additional exercises.

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