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Poetry installation at Explore the North

Tuesday 21 November 2017


From Friday 24th till Saturday 25th of November the 5th edition of Explore the North will take place. The festival turns the city center of Leeuwarden into a platform for writers, musicians, dancers and actors from all directions. Lân fan taal treats visitors to multilingual fragments from the poem that was written especially for Lân […]

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Game – US: Lân fan taal

Main program

Unravel an ancient mystery with a brand new game! It is 1867. Cornelis over de Linden discovers a runic manuscript describing a 4,000-year-old Frisian civilisation. He reveals his discovery, and in 1872 it is published under the name “Oera Linda”. But is the piece genuine, or is it a complete forgery? Join one of the […]

Lân fan taal to the DRONGO language festival

Wednesday 20 September 2017


The DRONGO Language Festival is upon us. On Friday the 29th and Saturday the 30th of September from 10.00 to 17.00 the Beatrix building of the Jaarbeurs Utrecht is entirely dedicated to languages. Of course, Lân fan taal is present! We offer a preview of the projects we are developing for next year, when we […]

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A party for the deaf

Secondary program

Sign language and communication between hearing and deaf people are indispensable elements of Lân fan taal. For example, the catering facilities in the Language Pavilion will be run by deaf and hearing impaired persons. Will ordering a cup of coffee be as easy as “usual”? On World Deaf Day, there will be a multi-sensory experience […]

Really try to understand each other

Lân fan taal on European stage

Friday 9 June 2017


During an international conference this week in Soraga (Italy), Lân fan taal was presented as an exemplary project of LF2018. The Network to Promote Linguistic Diversity (NPLD) organized the conference.

Leave a language trail of your own

Education – Primary and secondary

In addition to a free Language Kit, there are more events and programmes suitable for both primary and secondary education.

Let language live

Language tour

Main program

Our language and our city, both are well known to us. We know the words, sentences and questions, and we know the streets, the sounds, the crowds and the people. Or do we? Join us on the ‘Taaltoer’ / Language Tour. Discover that language does not speak for itself, and that it has some odd […]

Read between the lines

Education – Primary education

Why does language exist? What can you do with it? The Lân fan taal educational programme is based around the necessity of language. And, not to forget: the love of language! Primary school pupils can discover what the body says, use the amazing “talkboard” by illustrator Charlotte Dematons, and take part in a multilingual musical!

Express yourself

Frysk Diktee

Secondary program

The Frysk Diktee (Frisian Dictation) has a long and illustrious tradition. Many famous and not-so-famous Frisians attempt this ultimate language challenge each year. The Nationale Dictee (National Dictation) is disappearing, but in Friesland we’re actually going a step further. We are even going for a record attempt!