Café Lingua | Living Languages

  • Stefnumót tungumála í Stúdentakjallaranum við Háskóla Íslands. Ljósmynd: Kristinn Ingvarsson

A worldful of languages!

Café Lingua is a platform for those who want to enhance their language skills, Icelandic or other languages, a place to communicate in and about various languages as well as a gateway into different cultures. The goal is to “unveil” the linguistic treasures that have found their way to Iceland, enriching life and culture, as well as giving world citizens the option to express themselves in Icelandic and to introduce their mother tongues to others. The Café Lingua events of the fall 2018 are held in the culture houses of Reykjavik City Library, Veröld – House of Vigdís and in Stúdentakjallarinn at the University of Iceland.

Everybody interested in languages and in contributing to the linguistic landscape of Reykjavik is welcome. Free admission.

Café Lingua is run by the Reykjavik City Library and the Vigdís International Centre for Multilingualism and Intercultural Understanding.

Other cooperation partners:

Faculty of Languages and Cultures, Icelandic as a second language, the student associations Linguae and Huldumál at the University of Iceland and The Icelandic Village.

Schedule:  September - December 2018: 

Thursday  September 13th, 6 pm
Stúdentakjallarinn | University of Iceland 

Language Rendezvous
Language Rendezvous: Do you want to meet someone who can speak fluently the language you are studying? Do you want to share your native language with someone who wants to master it? This is a unique opportunity to discover new cultures and meet world citizens in Reykjavik and at the same time practice languages in a relaxed atmosphere.

Thursday September 27th, 6 pm
Café Veröld | Language Rendezvous

Thursday  October 4th, 5 pm
Reykjavik City Library | Kringlan Culture House

A special celebration of the Dutch and the Flamish Languages

Thursday October  11th, 6 pm
Stúdentakjallarinn | Language Rendezvous

Thursday  October 25th, 6 pm
Café Veröld | Language Rendezvous

Thursday  November 8th, 6 pm
Stúdentakjallarinn | Language Rendezvous

Thursday November 15th, 5 pm
Reykjavik City Library | Grófin Culture House

Celebrating The Icelandic Language Day

Thursday  December 6th, 6 pm
Café Veröld | Christmas around the world

A festive evening where the Múltíkúlti Choir and citizens from all over the world come together and sing Christmas carols in different languages. The singing will be lead by Margrét Pálsdóttir.


Follow Cafe Linga events on Facebook:  Café Lingua - lifandi tungumál.


Photograph: Kristinn Ingvarsson