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Graduation Day!

We are so proud of our master students who received their diploma on 31 August 2017! The 2017 graduating class of the our master programme Multilingualism received their diplomas in a ceremony held at the Province House in Leeuwarden. The ceremony was officiated by Director of Studies Goffe Jensma, Assistant Professor and master coördinator Nanna Hilton and…

Maija’s World

Laura has recently been attending the online course on Multilingual Practices from the University of Groningen. She was inspired to take the course as she is raising her kids trilingual and wanted to get some more perspective to the topic of multilingualism. Laura: ‘It was so inspiring to connect with students all around the world…

De taaltwivel fan studint Hoeke Tamme

Written by: prof. dr. G.T. (Goffe) Jensma Goffe Jensma is professor of Frisian Language and Culture and director of studies of the BA Minorities & Multilingualism and MA Multilingualism at the University of Groningen.  In this opinion piece, that was published in Friesch Dagblad, he explains the linguistic insecurity that many Frisians face and the…

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