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MOOC Frysk

A Massive Open Online Course on the basics of the Frisian Language

Goal of this project is to create an approachable online course for anyone interested in learning the basics of the Frisian language. Everyone is able to join this free course, whether you are a student or retired, living in the Netherlands or anywhere else in the world. 

Afûk and Mercator Research Centre are collaborating in creating this course, which will be offered at the online educational platform EduFrysk. Participants of this course will learn the basics of the Frisian language and will also be given an insight into the role of the Frisian language in cultural aspects such as theater, music and sports. 

Research theme
Multilingualism and Language learning

Coordinating partner
Mercator European Research Centre

Mercator staff
Ramziè Krol-Hage, Marlous Visser and Joana Duarte

01/06/2016 - 2018

Province of Friesland

Collaboration with

Project activities

  • December 4, 2017: begin filming dialogues for the MOOC
  • April 14, 2018: launch of the MOOC at Lân fan Taal

Project outcomes

The outcome of the project will be a massive open online course (MOOC) that will take four weeks to complete.

The course will primarily focus on teaching the basics of the Frisian language, and give an insight into cultural aspects of the Frisian language in society. 

The course will be available for anyone interested in learning the Frisian language. It will be free, and can be followed at any time that is convenient for the participants.