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Introduction to Frisian

Maybe you’re interested in minority languages. Or perhaps you’re keen to learn the language that is considered to be very close to English. Or it could be that you have Frisian roots or plan to visit the beautiful province of Friesland and would like to understand the local language. This course is aimed at people with no prior knowledge of the Frisian language, who have a strong interest in learning languages. It will give you a taste of language skills that will help you to survive in a Frisian-speaking environment. The main focus will be on receptive skills like reading and listening. It will be taught in English. You can use the hashtag #FLFrisian to talk about this course on social media.

Topics Covered
  • Reading and listening to dialogues about work, study, hobbies, eating, living, weather and the time
  • Understanding the grammar around the conjugation of verbs, word order, personal and possessive pronouns, adjectives, modal verbs and making questions
  • Writing and speaking assignments including introducing oneself and speaking about working and living

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Rating 4.6 based on 15 ratings
Length 3 weeks
Effort 3 hours per week
Starts Mar 4 (in 3 weeks)
Cost $59
From University of Groningen via FutureLearn
Instructors Gerbrich de Jong, Cees Krottje, Tom Spits
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Language English
Subjects Languages Humanities
Tags Languages & Cultures

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There was also a lot of background information offered, and possibilities to proceed with other courses, via Afûk for example.

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Once you finish it you will feel confident enough to hold basic conversations in Frisian, which means a lot as this language lacks speakers outside of the Netherlands.

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As someone who feels nervous about learning a new language, I felt at ease learning in this course.

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University of Groningen

Rating 4.6 based on 15 ratings
Length 3 weeks
Effort 3 hours per week
Starts Mar 4 (in 3 weeks)
Cost $59
From University of Groningen via FutureLearn
Instructors Gerbrich de Jong, Cees Krottje, Tom Spits
Download Videos Only via web browser
Language English
Subjects Languages Humanities
Tags Languages & Cultures