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Rakel Alansdóttir : Icelandic
Rakel Alansdóttir
Icelandic Native
Sessions: 73
Last class: 2 days
 5 Reviews: 100% Positive
     
£16.15 / €18.57 / $22.58
Trial: 80% Off
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  Hello, my name is Rakel Alansdóttir and I'm 34 years old and currently living in Iceland. I am a native Icelandic speaker and teach Icelandic. I have been an online Icelandic teacher with Verbalplanet since July 2020. I can speak the following languages fluently: Icelandic, English. I am currently offering a discounted initial trial lesson at 80% off my normal lesson price for new students. 
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09 Jan 2021
 
ArcticKami
 I’m very satisfied with our lessons! Rakel always kindly and professionally answers all my questions and she always goes deep into grammar or vocabulary so everything is easy to understand. After each lesson I feel like I learned a lot and I’m always excited for the next lesson! 
29 Nov 2020
 
blakewatson
 Approaches a language with complex grammar in a way that is easy to absorb. 
27 Nov 2020
 
blakewatson
 Rakel was really nice, very open and knowledgable. I look forward to taking more lessons with her in the future. 
18 Nov 2020
 
bronzenose
 We're new to Icelandic but Rakel has made it very entertaining and approachable. We've had about fifteen lessons now and we're really enjoying them. Rakel has prepared materials for us, given clear feedback and thorough explanations of grammar. We have learned about Icelandic culture as well as language. She is a dedicated instructor. Her internet setup is good and we have no trouble seeing, hearing and understanding her. I have no hesitation in recommending Rakel for Icelandic tuition. 
18 Oct 2020
 
Gabby27
 Nice first lesson. Rakel was very friendly and sent over some resources after the lesson for me to practice what we'd gone over, which is really useful :) 
About me - English

My name is Rakel Krieger Alansdóttir. I grew up speaking both Icelandic and English, and I love teaching Icelandic to English speakers. I am able to teach in any time zone. I love teaching pronunciation and grammar! The Icelandic language has a rare and inspiring beauty, warmth and elegance. It is, in the words of the poet Jónas Hallgrímsson, okkar “ástkæra ylhýra málið,” our beloved, warm mother tongue.

Qualifications & Experience

I have worked as a translator, and I enjoy writing in Icelandic. I love to translate stories from Icelandic into English. I recently graduated from Columbia College Chicago In the United States, with a BA in Photography. I worked as a teaching assistant there, and often used experimental photography to express cultural and linguistic differences between Iceland and the US.

Teaching Approach

I have outlined three lesson plans. I like to keep reading and listening projects interesting and relevant, a mix of Icelandic current events and culture, with classic literature. „Auðvelt,” my first course, is simple and flexible. I start with the basics of the Icelandic language. This course is great for people who want to explore Icelandic culture as well as the language. Reading assignments are mostly in Icelandic but may also include English translations of Icelandic literature. The „miðlung” course places emphasis on reading in Icelandic, especially aloud. In this course I prioritise reading comprehension, pronunciation and excellent listening. For students who want to become fluent and who have some prior knowledge of Icelandic, my „erfitt” course will strengthen the focus on reading, pronunciation, listening skills, and advanced grammar.

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About me - Icelandic

Ég heiti Rakel Alansdóttir. Ég ólst upp við að tala bæði íslensku og ensku og ég elska að kenna íslensku. Mér finnst gaman að kenna málfræði og framburð. Fegurð tungumálsins hefur alltaf veitt mér innblástur og ég elska að kenna fólki um mitt ástkæra land og móðurmál. Ég finn oft til heimþrá, sakna yndislegu hljóðanna. Svo ég hef reynt að kenna nokkrum vinum mínum! Að kenna íslensku er nú orðið mitt markmið. Það hefur sjaldgæfa fegurð, mýkt, hlýju og glæsileika. Það er, í orðum Jónasar Hallgrímssonar, okkar „ástkæra ylhýra málið.“

Qualifications & Experience

Meðan ég bjó á Íslandi starfaði ég sem þýðandi við ýmis rit. Ég skrifaði greinar á íslensku og þýddi sögur sem voru valdar til að koma út á ensku. Ég starfaði einnig sem leiðsögumaður og þýðandi fyrir náttúru- og ljósmyndaferðir. Ég útskrifaðist nýlega með BA gráðu í ljósmyndun. Ég starfaði sem aðstoðarkennari og notaði oft tilraunaljósmyndun til að tjá menningarlegan og málfræðilegan mun á Íslandi og Bandaríkjunum. Mér finnst gaman að horfa á íslenskar kvikmyndir, lesa eða skrifa íslenska bók eða aðeins tala við vini aftur í Reykjavík.

Teaching Approach

Ég hef gert grein fyrir þremur tegundum kennslustundaráætlunar. Mér finnst gaman að halda lestrar og hlustunarverkefnum mínum áhugaverðum og viðeigandi, með blöndu af íslenskum atburðum og menningu og klassískum bókmenntum. „Auðvelt” fyrsta námskeiðið er einfalt og sveigjanlegt. Ég byrja á grunnatriðum íslenskrar tungu. Þetta námskeið er frábært fyrir fólk sem vill kanna íslenska menningu sem og tungumálið. Lestrarverkefni eru að mestu leyti á íslensku en geta einnig innihaldið enskar þýðingar á íslenskum bókmenntum. „Miðlung” námskeiðið leggur mikla áherslu á lestur á íslensku, sérstaklega upphátt. Á þessu námskeiði forgangsraða ég lesskilningi, framburði og mikilli hlustun. Fyrir nemendur sem hafa einhverja íslenskukunnáttu heldur „erfiða” námskeiðið áfram með áherslu á lestur, framburð, hlustunarfærni, og málfræði.

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