Café Lingua

A World of Languages

Café Lingua is a platform for those who want to enhance their language skills, in 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 opportunity to express themselves in Icelandic and to introduce their mother tongues to others.

The Café Lingua events are held in the culture houses of Reykjavik City Library, Veröld – House of Vigdís and in Stúdentakjallarinn at the University of Iceland. Sometimes the event focuses on one single language and sometimes the event is a so called Language Rendezvous. 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 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.

Follow the Café Lingua events on Facebook: Café Lingua - lifandi tungumál.

Video: An introduction to Café Lingua

Video: Zain Alden grabs the mic at an Arabic Café Lingua in Gerðuberg

For further information, please contact:

Martyna Karolina Daniel, Intercultural Specialist