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60% of immigrants dissatisfied with quality of Icelandic Instruction

A research project on immigrant adaptation in Iceland done at the University of Akureyri made the news. Markus Meckl, professor at the University of Akureyri had supervision over the research. Lara Wilhelmine Hoffmann, a doctoral student in sociology at the University of Akureyri took part in the study.

Only 25% of respondents said they were happy with the teaching quality, while 59% said they were rather or very dissatisfied. Lara said the results were unexpected “Yes, it’s a surprise because we know that immigrants in Iceland want to learn Icelandic. Many people attend classes but are unsatisfied with them. Yes, it comes as a surprise and it’s clear that something has to change.” 

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