Pupils increasingly communicating in English in Icelandic schools

A school teacher in Hafnarfjörður, a town next to Reykjavik voices his concerns that both teenagers and younger pupils are starting to speak English to one another.  He believes this is caused by the constant time spent on the internet. 

Speaking to today's Morgunblaðið, the teacher is not sure that Icelandic will survive the threats it faces in today's world. 

He noticed students speaking English to one another around two to three years ago. 

An Icelandic professor,  Eiríkur Rögnvaldsson said  two years ago  that the Icelandic language could face extinction within the next 100 years due to English being used in all computer operated devices. 

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