Will there be an Icelandic course?
Alternatively, where can I go to learn Icelandic while I wait? I'm Norwegian, if that matters.
I second using Icelandic Online, I rarely use it because I keep forgetting it exists, if I'm perfectly honest :P, but it's actually really good, and 100% free. I know you said you wouldn't really be interested in books, but I'd recommend Teach Yourself Icelandic (for complete beginners), Colloquial Icelandic (for upper-beginners) and Icelandic Grammar, Texts And Glossary (for intermediate learners) anyway. I'm sure if you look around you'd be able to get them relatively cheaply online, I buy all my language books on eBay and easily stay within my £40-a-month budget :D There are also some good courses on Memrise, but you'll have to hunt a bit to find a decent one that's not just a vocabulary list. *(I've nothing against vocab lists, but they aren't exactly the best if you want to get a feel for grammar :P)
Anyway, good luck with Icelandic! I'd love for there to be a course on here too, I really need a way to practice writing :P Enjoy your studies!
Icelandic would be a nice language to learn, considering how preserved it is and its close relations to Old Norse.
Here are several links, collected during the last year. I haven't looked at them in depth so some are probably very shallow, plus they're not in good order (I'm out of time to post this today) other than the French and Russian that I've included are at the end. The non-English links may be useful for audio.
- BRAGI course in Icelandic but index on the left in English or German; includes online dictation exercises
- introduction to Icelandic grammar
- learn icelandic
- Mímir Icelandic Grammar hypertext "notebook"
- wikipedia Icelandic grammar also in Swedish
- verbix Icelandic verb conjugation
- language links database--Icelandic
- Icelandic 101
- Transparent Language Icelandic language blog
- Icelandic-English phrases YouTube audio
- BYKI Icelandic demo software
- searchable online dictionary
- Íslenska fyrir alla all in Icelandic, but supposedly approachable for English speakers
- learn Icelandic
- beginner's mp3 course in modern Icelandic
- Icelandic phrases
- 1940s U.S. War Department Icelandic grammar
- 1940s U.S. War Department Icelandic phraebook
- la langue islandaise (audio in English and Icelandic) note the alt codes at bottom of page
- la langue islandaise (bis) essay
- French-Icelandic dictionary
- links for learning Icelandic page in French
- 1940s U.S. War Department Icelandic phrasebook in Russian
- Russian Icelandic info try здесь link at bottom for some English materials
- Russian Icelandic "textbook"
Also I have links for Old Icelandic/Norse and some links to material you can buy, if you are interested.
Have fun with Icelandic. If I ever get through Russian (non Duo) I'd sure like to learn a Scandinavian language, probably Swedish for family reasons, but any would be great, including Old Norse!
[added] This discussion is interesting.
Another resource is on YouTube, called Cool Icelandic Lessons. Unfortunately, it is only vocab, but it is helpful
I highly recommend reading some of the sagas once you learn the language; I've read translations into English of some of them, but they're meant to be better in the original language, and, due to their age, they're public domain by now.