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Introduction to Frisian

Most FutureLearn courses run multiple times. Every run of a course has a set start date but you can join it and work through it after it starts. Find out more 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.

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  • 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 16 ratings
Length 3 weeks
Effort 3 hours per week
Starts Apr 24 (18 weeks ago)
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
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Rating 4.6 based on 16 ratings
Length 3 weeks
Effort 3 hours per week
Starts Apr 24 (18 weeks ago)
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

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