Free online introduction to Dutch by Groningen University

Learn to speak, write and understand basic Dutch, with this free, three-week, introductory foreign language course.

About the course

Are you planning to visit, or work or study in the Netherlands soon or just want to speak Dutch? This free online course is perfect if you have little or no prior knowledge of Dutch, but would like to master the fundamentals in order to survive life in the Low Countries.

Learn basic Dutch

The course will run over three weeks, helping you to:

  • introduce yourself and get to know other learners
  • talk about your family, friends, work and study
  • and experience life in the Netherlands.

Speak, write and understand useful Dutch

During the course, you will learn Dutch phrases, greetings, vocabulary, numbers, spelling and grammar. Being able to understand the language will make everyday activities, such as shopping or going out to a restaurant, much more enjoyable.

By the end of the course, you will be able to recognise familiar words and phrases about yourself and your family. You will be taught to use simple sentences to describe where you live and the people you know.

Finally, you will be able to write short texts such as an email or fill in forms with personal details. The main focus will be on receptive skills such as reading and listening.

Learn with the University of Groningen Language Centre

The course will be taught in English by lecturers of Dutch and English from the University of Groningen in the Netherlands. It offers you the opportunity to purchase a Statement of Participation.

So, if you would like to get a taste of Dutch – and join the 23 million people who speak the language in the Netherlands, Flanders, Suriname and many other countries – join the course now.

  • FREE online course
  • Duration: 3 weeks
  • 3 hours pw
  • Certificates available

Requirements

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.

Registration

Registration is through the the site of www.futurelearn.com.

Click here to register.

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