Icelandic for adult foreigners: effects of imposing an Icelandic language test
Education, Social work
4 May 2018
Legislation linking language course attendance and passage of a language test for residence visas and citizenship, respectively, was enacted in Iceland in the early 2000s.
Curricular guidelines and the language test were developed as a result. Research in other countries suggests such structures cause teachers to create de facto policies aligning with legislative goals. We explore here whether school administrators and teachers of adult foreigners find the curricular model and examination have affected their materials and practices.
Authors: Innes, Skaptadóttir