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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 110 ratings
Length 3 weeks
Effort 3 hours per week
Starts Feb 25 (26 weeks ago)
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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very helpful in 10 reviews

The course is well prepared, grammar sections are especially well done, the quizlet practice package is very helpful for better results, listening, writing , talking, understanding, ..., and even some cultural studies all are covered.

I find this course very helpful for those who are just still trying to learn dutch.

The quiz practice package was very helpful for better results, listening, writing , talking, understanding.

Working on spelling and writing was also very helpful.

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) Introduction to Dutch course is very very helpful and useful to begin with Dutch learning especially for those who speak English ... it cover many basic aspects of dutch language and culture.

Was very helpful and very clear and really helped improve my Dutch.

it's very helpful.

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very useful in 7 reviews

This course is very useful and achieved what it set out to do.

I've taken several MOOC, but this is one of the best, every explanation was really clear and quizlet is very useful.

But still it's very useful and you learn the basics.

i really like this course, taugh a lot of different dutch things, i wish it was longer but still very usefull course The course was really fun and interesting.

I enjoyed the dialogues, and found the Quizlet quizzes very useful.

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really enjoyed in 6 reviews

I really enjoyed this course.

I really enjoyed taking the course even though I did not interact very much with other class participants.

I really enjoyed it and I do recommend it to people who will be in the Netherlands for a quick visit to the city or to some Dutch friends.

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university of groningen in 5 reviews

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

Thanks, University of Groningen!

I spent many hours listening to Dutch CDs over the past few years, but learned so much more in the past weeks from University of Groningen.

I am thankful to University of Groningen , grat job.

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easy to understand in 5 reviews

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

It's great and easy to understand!

It was a really nice course, easy to understand if you dont have any knowlegde of the Dutch language, I liked also they way the use other platform online for the exercises very interactive, I fully recommend this course.

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recommend this course in 5 reviews

Definitely recommend this course for anyone wanting to learn Dutch.

I recommend this course to everyone who’s visiting or planning to move to The Netherlands.

I highly recommend this course for people who want to acquire basic skills in Dutch!

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University of Groningen

Rating 4.8 based on 110 ratings
Length 3 weeks
Effort 3 hours per week
Starts Feb 25 (26 weeks ago)
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

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