Taal Friend

Want to connect to the locals and maintain or improve your Dutch language skills? Then you need a Taal Friend!

My Local Friend is a volunteer organization in Groningen which we run through City Central. From October of 2020, the project has split into two tracks: Welcome Friend for social support, and Taal Friend for Dutch conversation practice. Both of the tracks are designed to put new and old Groningers in contact with each other and help new residents learn the language (Taal Friend) and get to know the city better (Welcome Friend).

Through Taal Friend, we pair up newcomers with locals to practise their Dutch skills through one-on-one conversations and doing activities together in Dutch.


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Join either as a new resident or as a volunteer by signing up for an intake here.

In light of the coronavirus, your safety is more important than anything else. You do not have to meet in person if you do not feel safe doing so, and please check local rules and restrictions if you do choose to meet in person. You and your match can always stay in touch by telephone, video chat or WhatsApp.