The Directorate is an administrative institution in the field of education and its main objective is to improve quality and support progress in education in accordance with law and government policies, best evidence and international standards.
1. Knowledge and understanding
1.1. Students know the essentials of Icelandic phonetics, inflectional system and sentence order.
1.2. Students know basic grammar concepts.
1.3. Students understand basic grammatical explanations of inflectional aspects of Icelandic grammar.
1.4. Students have a basic proficiency in the Icelandic language, written as well as spoken. (Further elaborated upon under Practical skills).
2. Practical skills
2.1. Students comprehend discussion on a variety of topics relating to everyday life.
2.2. Students recognise the basic issues in discussion of more complicated matters.
2.3. Students are able to describe their environment and experiences and express their views.
2.4. Students are able to cope in common everyday social situations.
2.5. Students are able to read and understand simple texts.
2.6. Students are able to read and understand more complicated texts with the aid of a dictionary..
2.7. Students are able to write simple texts on familiar issues.
3. Theoretical skills
3.1. Students are aware of the value of grammatical explanations.
3.2. Students recognise the difference between applied and theoretical language study.
4. Communication skills
4.1. Students are independent and show initiative in their studies.
4.2. Students are able to cooperate with others on projects.
5. General learning skills
Students have acquired basic proficiency in Icelandic with which to pursue studies that take place entirely in Icelandic.
5.2. Students have learned independence, broadmindedness and critical thinking, of use to them both in their studies and at work.