Join us for Language Practice
A few of our members have informal practice sessions. The levels are for beginners typically at the CERF A1 and A2 levels. Anyone is welcomed to participate in these open format events over. For more information, see our Language Practice Group page.
Below are a curated list of resources. Please feel free to suggest an additional resource using the form below.
In Person Language Practice
Chicago Language Cafe
A meetup.com group in Chicago of a few hundred people. Various languages are represented at monthly events. Tables are set up featuring different languages.
The Icelandic Language and Culture Meetup of Chicago and New York
An area meetup.com group hosting events related to Icelandic language, culture, books, recipes, and other events.
Online Language Partners and Tutors
- Norður Ameríka | RÚV – Icelandic language articles about North America. Read with existing context.
- Reddit r/Learn Icelandic
Dictionaries and Other Resources
- Icelandic noun cases and declensions – Everything2.com
- Icelandic Nouns – ielanguages.com
- The Language Learning Hub – Medium
- https://bin.arnastofnun.is/ – Shows noun declension patterns
- sagnavefur – 100 verbs, meanings, conjugations, and voices
- Explore new words in Icelandic! – The Drops app Icelandic visual database.
- https://islenzka.is/aefingar/ – Noun, verb, and adjective exercises
- https://snara.is/ – used to be ordabok.is, you do need to pay to use it, but I’ve found it very helpful.
- https://islex.arnastofnun.is/is/ – another good resource, but doesn’t have an English translation
- Icelandic Made Easi(er) – A collection of articles written in English explaining various aspects of the language.
- ÍTM App (ios)
An app that demonstrates basic signs in Íslenskt Táknmál (Icelandic Sign Language)
- Label Icelandic (android, ios, web)
A digital text book broken into various categories with quizzes and games.
- Embla – (iso)
An Icelandic language digital assistant. It is more useful in Iceland but it may be useful to test your pronunciation when asking questions.
- Rúv (ios, android, web)
Icelandic language news, television, and radio. Public broadcaster. Use the web for Icelandic subtitles.
- KrakkaRúv (ios, android, web)
Children’s news. The web version has Icelandic subtitles. Use the web for Icelandic subtitles.
- Ylhýra (web)
An interactive reader with CEFR grade texts.
- Mango (ios, android)
Audio based language learning application. Includes Icelandic. Free subscription available through most libraries and universities.
- Forvo (ios, android, web)
Native speakers record words to help learners with pronunciation.
- Drops (android, ios, web)
- Clozemaster (android, ios, web)
Gamified fill in the blank of real sentences.
- Íslenska (android, ios, web)
Noun declension practice
- Memrise (android, ios, web)
Flashcard vocabulary builder. Also has a large list of community built decks of varying quality.
Netflix, search “Audio in Icelandic”
A list of shows that have audio or captions in Icelandic