Interview ín the Compulsory School Union magazine - 'Skúlablaðið'



Interviewed for the magazine regarding understanding the difference between L1 /heritage language and second language for immigrants.

Period9 Jun 2023

Media coverage


Media coverage

  • TitleUnderstanding the difference between L1/heritage language and second language for immigrants
    Degree of recognitionNational
    Media name/outletSkúlablaðið No. 3/2023, pp.4 - 6
    Media typePrint
    Country/TerritoryFaroe Islands
    DescriptionAn exploration of how Faroese for immigrants is an instrument of communication and not an emotional identifier of nationality. The importance of this difference can contribute to the path of Faroese as a second language (FSA) learning for immigrants. Learning Faroese is no guarantee for integration as other complex factors play a decisive role. Both the country and the immigrants have rights and responsibilities, and the Faroe Islands it appears is still not equipped to teach FSA in an equitable ansd socially just manner.
    PersonsKalpana Vijayavarathan - R