I already send frequent messages to my Iceland BFF, who has jokingly referred to herself as my full-time native tutor (she’s not wrong…), and my actual Icelandic tutor—but another helpful avenue I use for asking questions are the below Facebook groups:
- Practice and Learn Icelandic
- Icelandic learners – læra íslensku!
- Icelandic Language Learners Group
- Æfingin skapar meistarann/Practice makes perfect (This one is led by the Red Cross in Kópavogur, and they also meet weekly in 101 Reykjavík! I hope to drop in on my next Iceland visit in May!)
I love love love using the search function within each of these groups. Sometimes people have already asked similar questions and I get my answers instantly. If no one has asked something similar yet, I can ask in the group and someone always responds within minutes it seems.
So if you don’t have any Icelandic friends or a tutor (or you want to limit your questions to them!), these groups are a great place to start. It’s also helpful if you live in the U.S. like me and are rather impatient (one of my greatest flaws, for sure), and your friends with the answers are fast asleep! 😉
Please let me know if you have other recommendations of Icelandic language learning groups online. 🙂