Busting the language-learning myths

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Have you ever thought about learning a language but somehow talked yourself out of doing so? Bust some myths and discover the advantages of language-learning.

By: Elodie Vialleton (Department of Languages) , Klaus-Dieter Rossade (Department of Languages)

  • Updated Friday 25th October 2013
  • Posted under Languages
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To play: Select a myth, read the testimonials from our mythbusters and then listen to the 'View from the OU' (accessed from the right-hand side of the screen).

An example set of the myths to be busted on a table top Creative commons image The Open University under Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0 license Select the image to start busting those language-learning myths!

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