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Introduction to Dutch MOOC (June 2015)

01 June 2015

Introduction to Dutch will be starting again on 1 June. Introduction to Dutch , which was developed by the University of Groningen Language Centre, is aimed at prospective students and staff of the University, international professionals who intend to live and work in the Netherlands and people from other countries with an interest in the Dutch language. The course introduces participants to the basics of the Dutch language, and gives background information on the city of Groningen, the University of Groningen and the region as a whole.

Introduction to Dutch      
Introduction to Dutch takes three weeks and is intended for anyone who wants to learn Dutch or is planning to visit the Netherlands for work, a study programme or holidays. Participants do not need prior knowledge of Dutch before starting the course. The subjects covered include introducing yourself and talking about family, friends, work or studies. The course also includes short films giving a general impression of home and working life in the Netherlands. Participants can purchase a statement of participation once they have finished the course.

Registering for Introduction to Dutch          
Online registration is possible (and free!) via futurelearn.com/courses/dutch .

Positive responses
33,000 participants from across the world registered for the first Introduction to Dutch MOOC. We have had many positive responses:

  • "Sincerely this is one of the best language online courses I have attended. It is all very simple and easy to get and practice. As a linguist I find no remarks for now. So good luck and Godspeed to all of you vriende!”
  • “The course goes at a good pace and, of course, anything you haven't quite understood you have the opportunity to review. Dank u veel voor uw help!”
  • “It's going well so far. The course is well structured and I think it is also a matter of practice as some words and phrases need to be internalised before moving on with the further teaching material.”

Language Centre
Telephone: +31 (0)50 3635802
E-mail: talencentrum@rug.nl
Contact person
Margriet Hidding
E-mail: m.y.hidding@rug.nl

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