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  • Catalonia: nearby, but far away

    Catalonia: nearby, but far away The event ‘Catalonia Nearby’ was a great success! In an attempt to provide more information about the Catalan situation, the referendum and the events leading up to…

  • 27th November 2017: Catalonia Nearby

    27th November 2017: Catalonia Nearby An evening for speakers and discussions on the Catalan situation, in comparison to Fryslân Many Frisians feel solidarity for the Catalans. The emotions related to speaking a…

  • Stimmen celebrates 10,000 users!

    Stimmen celebrates 10,000 users! Hurray! We’ve reached the flattering milestone of 10,000 users of our language app Stimmen! We would like to embrace you in a big thank you for passionately raising…

  • The app Stimmen fan Fryslân is launched!

    The app Stimmen fan Fryslân is launched! The app Stimmen fan Fryslân is released! This app lets you discover various languages and different varieties of Frisian. You can also record and add spoken…

  • 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…

  • Online courses for learning languages: the Frisian case

    A ‘massive open online course’ (MOOC) is a model for delivering learning content online to any person who wants to take a course, with no limit on attendance. MOOCs are an excellent way…

  • Google Translate and Frisian

    In our time of globalisation and digitisation digital visibilty has become one of the most important preconditions for (minority) language survival. The most salient aspect of this visibility is machine translation, a…

  • When Frisians dominated the North Sea

    Among historical linguists the Frisian language is well known as the ‘nearest cousin of English’. Old English and Old Frisian more or less have the same roots which reach back to the…