During the first ever Groninger Night in Club Kiwi on January 21, international residents can learn more about Groningen’s distinctive dialect and culture.
During the evening, foreign students and other interested internationals can get to know more about Groningen’s cultural history and take part in a crash course in Grunnegs, the local dialect (better known outside of Groningen as Gronings), for free.
Goffe Jensma, a professor of Frisian and part of the Multilingualism & Minorities program at the University of Groningen, will speak about the role of Gronings in times of internationalization, and singer-songwriter and Gronings-expert Olaf Vos will provide a crash course in Gronings.
A Grunneger Quiz – “Everything you always wanted to know about Groningen but were afraid to ask” – will also be held, and the night will end with a performance by the Gronings-speaking rap duo, Wat Aans.
The event will be hosted by the Centre for Groninger Language & Culture (CGTC) and the SIB Student Association for International Relations.
Click here for more info about this free event.
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