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The University of Groningen Language Centre cooperates with the Institut français NL in offering French group courses. Are you a student, do you need French for your work or are you retired, there is a suitable course for everyone. For example, a basic French course, a course to take your level to the next level and to deepen your knowledge of French culture and society.

The Institute offers general and specialized courses at all levels, physically in a classroom or online. Achieve your objectives in French quickly thanks to motivating, fun and communicative activities. You will study grammar, vocabulary and all the necessary tools to express yourself in all circumstances.

Course offer

online courses

The Institut français NL is the French agency for cultural cooperation in the Netherlands: It promotes the learning of the French language and encourages multilingualism in the Netherlands; It supports French-Dutch mobility and partnerships in the fields of creation, research, education, the French languages, and ideas; It assists cultural, research and educational professionals in their development in France and the Netherlands; It presents events that foster dialogue between French and Dutch societies on contemporary issues.

For more information, visit the website or contact the courses department:

  • per email: institutfrancais
  • by phone: 06 31 98 44 03 from Monday till Thursday from 10.00 am till 6 pm
  • at the office : Oude kijk in 't Jatstraat 26 9712 EK Groningen - Harmony building - 1st floor, building 1312, room 139 
    from Monday t/m Thursday from 2 pm till 6 pm – by appointment outside these times

Rosetta Stone

Interested in self-study? Use a Rosetta Stone online self-study account as an optional tool alongside your course or as an independent learning tool.


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DELF and DALF are internationally recognised language certificates issued by the French Ministry of Education. The certificates, which are valid indefinitely, can not only be used to demonstrate your level but also to study in France (levels B2 and higher). These tests can be taken at the Institut Français in Groningen.


Prefer a tailor-made course in French designed according to your personal wishes and your precise objectives? Plan an intake meeting or request more information.

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