The demand for Icelandic teaching for foreigners is high. The government has met these demands by increasing the funds for Icelandic teaching by 200 million ISK (2.6 million USD)
The Ministry of Education first funded Icelandic teaching for foreigners in 2006 by a contribution of 100 million ISK. The contribution was 100 million ISK again in 2007 but has now been increased. Morgunbladid reports.
According to opinion polls among foreigners in Iceland, 70 percent said that access to Icelandic teaching was good. The demand for Icelandic teaching still beats the number of courses available, so people have to wait to get into classes.