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Icelandic as a second language: university students’ experiences

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dc.contributor Háskóli Íslands
dc.contributor University of Iceland
dc.contributor.author Benediktsson, Artem Ingmar
dc.contributor.author Ragnarsdottir, Hanna
dc.date.accessioned 2020-06-25T14:35:21Z
dc.date.available 2020-06-25T14:35:21Z
dc.date.issued 2020-06-23
dc.identifier.citation Benediktsson, A. I., & Ragnarsdóttir, H. (2020). Icelandic as a second language: University students’ experiences. Tímarit um uppeldi og menntun, 29(1), 1–20. https://doi.org/10.24270/tuuom.2020.29.1
dc.identifier.issn 2298-8408
dc.identifier.issn 2298-8394
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11815/1908
dc.description.abstract The aim of this paper is to present and analyze how university students experience teaching methods of Icelandic as a second language and communication with teachers during the learning process. The theoretical framework includes multicultural education theory and second language teaching and learning theories. The findings are based on qualitative interviews with twelve students who study Icelandic as a second language at the University of Iceland. The analysis of the interviews revealed that the participants were generally satisfied with the learning environment and had positive experiences of communication with the majority of the teachers. Nevertheless, the participants described themselves as being rather passive recipients of knowledge in the courses where explicit teaching of grammar was applied, and lacking active participation in the learning process. Additionally, the participants encountered several challenges during the learning process such as issues related to task-based and group assignments and, in some cases, teachers lacked understanding of different students’ needs, such as that of providing extra learning materials.
dc.description.sponsorship Rannís: 163516
dc.format.extent 1-20
dc.language.iso en
dc.publisher The Educational Research Institute
dc.relation.ispartofseries Tímarit um uppeldi og menntun;29(1)
dc.rights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
dc.subject Higher education
dc.subject Second language
dc.subject Teaching methods
dc.subject Qualitative research methods
dc.subject Icelandic
dc.subject Íslenska sem annað mál
dc.subject Háskólanám
dc.subject Kennsluaðferðir
dc.title Icelandic as a second language: university students’ experiences
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
dcterms.license CC by 4.0
dc.description.version Peer Reviewed
dc.identifier.journal Tímarit um uppeldi og menntun
dc.identifier.doi 10.24270/tuuom.2020.29.1
dc.contributor.school School of education (UI)
dc.contributor.school Menntavísindasvið (HÍ)

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