Language acquisition Frisian 1



NEW OUC: An Open UvA-Course suitable for people with no or very limited language skills in Frisian.

In the lecture, reading and understanding are practiced as well as speaking and writing Frisian. The course is intended for people with no or very limited language skills in Frisian. The linguistic background of the differences between Frisian and other Germanic languages is highlighted. Learning to understand Frisian is one of the goals and therefore the lecture will be given in Frisian as much as possible - of course with the necessary explanation. Minority languages like Frisian have a less established standard than e.g. Dutch or German. When learning the language, the variation in daily practice is also discussed, which gives rise to address the sociological position of the Frisian language.

Date, time, location and price

  • Date: 4 september - 20 oktober 2017 (to be confirmed)
  • Time: to be announced
  • Number of colleges: to be announced
  • Location: to be announced
  • Price: to be announced

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Study material

  • Handouts and other materials on Blackboard.
  • Dykstra, Anne. Frysk-Ingelsk wurdboek: with a corresponding English-Frisian word list = Frisian-English dictionary. Ljouwert: Fryske Akademy, 2000. [hard copy or in PDF]
  • Tiersma, Piter Meijes. Frisian Reference Grammar. Ljouwert: Fryske Akademy, 1999.

Important information

Course type Open UvA-College
Education Lectures
Semester/block Semester 1, block 1 and 2
Language English
Other You may only attend the lectures, not the seminars or other extras. It is not possible to partake in exams or obtain credits.  
Deadline registration 28 August 2017 (subject to availability)


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After registration

Directly after signing up for a course you receive confirmation of your registration by e-mail. 


The tuition fee will be automatically deducted from your bank account. Registration for an Open UvA College for UvA employees is free. 


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