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Authentic audio samples

Now you can listen to some Dutch learners from around the world talking about this week’s topic.



As in Week 1 and 2, we have approached other learners of Dutch from around the world and asked them to record themselves. In this section you will listen to two different students talking about this week’s topics. Can you understand some of what they are talking about? Give it a try!

Recording yourself through Soundcloud

In this course you learnt to read and write, listen and speak. We followed your writing progress, but we didn’t notice your speaking skills. At least, until now: we invite you to record yourself by using the Soundcloud website.

Why not introduce yourself, tell us where you come from, talk about your family, tell us something more about where you live and if you liked learning Dutch during these three weeks. You can also listen to other learners and get to know them. Please click the playlist of Introduction to Dutch on Soundcloud (if you prefer Soundcloud to open in a separate window, click the CTRL key while clicking the link).

Create or upload a recording

Please click Soundcloud (if you prefer Soundcloud to open in a separate window, click the CTRL key while clicking the link). Remember that you first have to sign in before you are able to upload your recording or create your recording. You can either create a new account or use your Facebook or Google+ account.

Once you are signed in, you can upload a recording. You can also create a recording with the Soundcloud website. Please use the tag #FLlearndutch and / or simply share your recording and copy-paste the url. We will then add your recording to Introduction to Dutch playlist on Soundcloud.

We are looking forward to hearing more about you!

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This article is from the free online course:

Introduction to Dutch

University of Groningen

Get a taste of this course

Find out what this course is like by previewing some of the course steps before you join:

  • Listen and repeat
    Listen and repeat

    Practise your speaking skills in Dutch: watch the video, listen carefully and repeat. The phrases are from the dialogues of week 1 of this course.

  • Watch and read: the time
    Watch and read: the time

    Watch and/or read about the principles of telling the time, with practical phrases, in Dutch.

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