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Introduction to Dutch

This course is aimed at people with no prior knowledge of the Dutch 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 Dutch-speaking countries. The main focus will be on receptive skills like reading and listening. It will be taught in English. You can use the hashtag #FLlearndutch to talk about this course on social media.

Topics Covered
  • Reading and listening to dialogues about work, study, hobbies, eating, drinking, living, weather and the time
  • Understanding the grammar around the conjugation of verbs, word order,personal pronouns, adjectives, modal verbs and making questions
  • Writing and speaking assignments including introducing oneself and speaking about eating and living
  • Introduction to Dutch culture
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Rating 4.8 based on 88 ratings
Length 3 weeks
Effort 3 hours per week
Starts Feb 25 (next week)
Cost $74
From University of Groningen via FutureLearn
Instructors Jeroen van Engen, Margriet Hidding, Tom Spits, Birgit Lijmbach, Simone Pentermann
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Language English
Subjects Programming Languages Humanities
Tags C R Languages & Cultures

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for beginners in 5 reviews

Very good course, especially for beginners.

Very well organised and stimulating course for beginners of the language.

Very good for beginners.

easy to understand in 4 reviews

It was a wonderful class, very well structured with instructions that were easy to understand.

It's great and easy to understand!

Really enjoyed the change to learn some Dutch The course has easy to understand instructions.

introduce myself in 4 reviews

Now I can introduce myself, talk about work, family in Dutch and I believe that I can communicate with people when I go to the Netherlands.

Now I know I can introduce myself, talk about family, weather, make suggestions and understand many dutch words.

university of groningen in 3 reviews

Would sign up for the next course with the University of Groningen.

Thanks, University of Groningen!

thanks to this course I dont need to pay for my first step in learning dutch, I need the language because now I live in the Netherlands so I hope the University of Groningen (my University), can add or develope another advance course!!!

way to introduce in 3 reviews

It was an excellent way to introduce myself to Dutch language!

I really enjoyed and I think that I am able to communicate effectively on Dutch in specific topics (myself, how to pay something, food, general introductory conversations) It was an excellent way to introduce myself to Dutch language!

It is an enjoyable, easy, clear and light way to introduce to this difficult language.

interested in dutch in 3 reviews

I recommend it to anyone who is interested in Dutch, or even just wants to try an online language learning course.

I strongly recommend this course to anyone at the least bit interested in Dutch!

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University of Groningen

Rating 4.8 based on 88 ratings
Length 3 weeks
Effort 3 hours per week
Starts Feb 25 (next week)
Cost $74
From University of Groningen via FutureLearn
Instructors Jeroen van Engen, Margriet Hidding, Tom Spits, Birgit Lijmbach, Simone Pentermann
Download Videos Only via web browser
Language English
Subjects Programming Languages Humanities
Tags C R Languages & Cultures