Publication details [#58499]

Jeeves, Anna. 2014. The relevance of English language instruction in a changing linguistic environment in Iceland: The L2 self of young Icelanders. Multilingua 33 (3,4) : 267–290.
Publication type
Article in journal
Publication language
Language as a subject
Place, Publisher
De Gruyter


In Iceland, a high L2 English proficiency level is obligate for tertiary study and a job. Young people in higher studies and labor discuss their perceived English skills and their actual and expected future English language practices. Consequences for English instruction in Iceland are advanced and it is indicated that Iceland is situated outside accepted motivation frameworks given its high English exposure.