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Free online Introduction to Dutch MOOC


Everyone who is interested in the Netherlands can now register for the free Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) Introduction to Dutch , available world-wide on

For whom?

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.

Now that more Ukrainian refugees are heading towards the Netherlands, we would like to meet the potential demand arising from this group to learn Dutch. We have therefore decided to make the free, online Introduction to Dutch beginners’ course permanently available for the time being. This means that anyone can start the course, at any time.

Introduction to Dutch MOOC - winner of the 2nd price European Language Label 2015
Introduction to Dutch MOOC - winner of the 2nd price European Language Label 2015

What's the course about?

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 a holiday. 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.

How to register?

Registration is free via

Contact Information

Language Centre
Telephone: +31 (0)50 3635802

Contact person
Margriet Hidding


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