You haven't got the faintest of notions as to who these Frisians are? Never visited a Frisian house? Moved in from abroad and anxious to discover how your native fellow-student spend their days, what they say to each other and how they live their lives? Then click on "New in Town".
The European VoLANGteers network connects international students with young people who have grown up in the town of region where they study. The aims of the project are to bridge the gap between the groups, to make the foreign students feel more at home and to stimulate intercultural and language learning.
There are presently VoLANGteers networks in Galicia (Spain) and Friesland (the Netherlands). VoLANGteers is supported by the European Union.
- Frisians serve coffee with two biscuits, not with a piece of cake as the Germans do.
- 54% of Frisian speak Frisian at home, 34% speak Dutch, the rest speak another language.
- Frieslands most leaning tower is found in greater Leeuwarden, but it is not the Oldehove.
- In Friesland Anne is a boy's name, in the rest of the world it is a name for girls.
- The words “church” and “tsjerke” show that Frisian and English possess some shared history.
- The inhabitants of Friesland and Groningen live in constant rivalry.
- More facts? Click "Materials".