I'm an Assistant Professor of sociolinguistics at the Department of Frisian Language and Culture at the University of Groningen. Frisian is the second official language of the Netherlands. All native speakers of Frisian speak Dutch as a second language. Throughout the province, you will find Frisian music, theatre, and film productions. We hope we will soon be able to say, [SPEAKING FRISIAN: wolkom by de kursus], welcome to the course and that you will have a great time acquiring new language skills.