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Damned by doublespeak

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Updated 18 Jul 2014
From mission statements, to political revelations, nothing is what it seems, writes Steve Woods.

The evolution of English: From the 17th century to the present day

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Updated 19 Jun 2014
Part two: The history of colonialism was a major factor in the development of English. Follow the global spread of English from the 17th century to...

The evolution of English: From Romans to Shakespeare

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Updated 19 Jun 2014
Part one: The history of colonialism was a major factor in the development of English. Follow the global spread of English starting with the Roman...

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English in the world today

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Introductory level Duration 8 hours Updated 17 Oct 2013
How did English become the global force it is today? This unit explores the state and status of English in the world. It looks at the diversity of...

Communication, management and your own context

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Advanced level Duration 8 hours Updated 04 Jul 2013
In management the ability to communicate clearly and confidently is of key importance. This unit looks at the role of language in management...

Business English: Researching a new location

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Intermediate level Duration 5 hours Updated 27 Jul 2011
Do you want to relocate to the UK? This unit will help you with the language difficulties that can arise while providing assistance with the...

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Certificate of Higher Education Open

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Duration 1200 hours Updated 25 Jul 2014
If you’re keen to try university study and want to keep your options open, this certificate course is ideal. It’s part of our unique Open...

BA/BSc Open degree

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Duration 3000 hours Updated 25 Jul 2014
Over 40 per cent of OU students who graduate do so with an Open degree. It’s a statistic we’re proud of – the BA/BSc Open is one of the most...

Certificate of Higher Education in Humanities

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Duration 1200 hours Updated 25 Jul 2014
Why study the arts? Apart from sheer enjoyment, these subjects give you an enormous breadth of cultural literacy while training you to think and...