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  • Language and creativity

    This free course is an introduction to the relationship between language and creativity, to the roles that linguistic creativity plays in culture...

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    8 hours

    Level: 2 Intermediate

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    07 Feb 2017

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    Language and creativity
    Intermediate level Duration 8 hours Updated 07 Feb 2017
    This free course is an introduction to the relationship between language and...
  • Grammar matters

    Grammar matters because, combined with vocabulary choice, it is our main way of making meaning. This free course introduces you to one approach...

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    8 hours

    Level: 3 Advanced

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    31 Jan 2017

  • Grammar matters

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    Grammar matters
    Advanced level Duration 8 hours Updated 31 Jan 2017
    Grammar matters because, combined with vocabulary choice, it is our main way of...
  • Language in the real world

    This free course, Language in the real world, explains and illustrates why a knowledge about how language works (i.e. ‘linguistics’) is helpful –...

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    6 hours

    Level: 3 Advanced

    Updated on:

    12 Dec 2016

  • Language in the real world

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    Advanced level Duration 6 hours Updated 12 Dec 2016
    This free course, Language in the real world, explains and illustrates why a...
  • English: skills for learning

    English: skills for learning, is a free course for anybody who is thinking of studying for a university degree and would like to develop the...

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    24 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    12 Oct 2016

  • English: skills for learning

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    Introductory level Duration 24 hours Updated 12 Oct 2016
    English: skills for learning, is a free course for anybody who is thinking of...
  • Paraphrasing text

    In this free course, Paraphrasing text, you will focus on the process of turning what you are reading into 'your own words', which is an essential...

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    1 hour

    Level: 2 Intermediate

    Updated on:

    15 Aug 2016

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    Intermediate level Duration 1 hour Updated 15 Aug 2016
    In this free course, Paraphrasing text, you will focus on the process of turning...
  • Communication, management and your own context

    In management the ability to communicate clearly and confidently is of key importance. This free course, Communication, management and your own...

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    8 hours

    Level: 3 Advanced

    Updated on:

    12 May 2016

  • Communication, management and your own context

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    Advanced level Duration 8 hours Updated 12 May 2016
    In management the ability to communicate clearly and confidently is of key...
  • English grammar in context

    What are the differences between spoken and written English? Is use of grammar more or less complex than it appears? This free course, English...

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    15 hours

    Level: 3 Advanced

    Updated on:

    24 Mar 2016

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    Advanced level Duration 15 hours Updated 24 Mar 2016
    What are the differences between spoken and written English? Is use of grammar...
  • How to be a critical reader

    In this free course you will focus on how to be a critical reader. Reading critically is an essential skill at university. It means being aware of...

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    7 hours

    Level: 2 Intermediate

    Updated on:

    14 Mar 2016

  • How to be a critical reader

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    Intermediate level Duration 7 hours Updated 14 Mar 2016
    In this free course you will focus on how to be a critical reader. Reading...
  • Summarising text

    In this free course, Summarising text, you will learn how to summarise. Summarising is useful both when completing assignments and while studying.

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    1 hour

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    14 Mar 2016

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    Introductory level Duration 1 hour Updated 14 Mar 2016
    In this free course, Summarising text, you will learn how to summarise....
  • Business English: Researching a new location

    Do you want to relocate to the UK? This free course, Business English: Researching a new location, will help you with the language difficulties...

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    5 hours

    Level: 2 Intermediate

    Updated on:

    14 Mar 2016

  • Business English: Researching a new location

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    Intermediate level Duration 5 hours Updated 14 Mar 2016
    Do you want to relocate to the UK? This free course, Business English: Researching...

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    BA/BSc Open degree

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    BA/BSc Open degree Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Dreamstime
    Duration 3600 hours Updated 27 Feb 2017
    Over 40 per cent of OU students who graduate do so with an Open degree. It’s a...

    Certificate of Higher Education Open

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    Duration 1200 hours Updated 27 Feb 2017
    If you’re keen to try university study and want to keep your options open, this...

    Certificate of Higher Education in Humanities

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    Duration 1200 hours Updated 27 Feb 2017
    Why study the arts? Apart from sheer enjoyment, these subjects give you an...

    Diploma of Higher Education in Humanities

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    Duration 2400 hours Updated 27 Feb 2017
    The Diploma of Higher Education in Humanities will help you refine your skills of...

    Diploma of Higher Education Open

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    Duration 2400 hours Updated 27 Feb 2017
    Studying at university level is not just about gaining a degree. We also offer a...

    BA (Honours) Humanities

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    Duration 3600 hours Updated 27 Feb 2017
    This degree in humanities offers a broad-based grounding in the study and...

    BA (Honours) English Language and Literature

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    Duration 3600 hours Updated 27 Feb 2017
    This degree course offers a stimulating and wide-ranging introduction to English...

    Diploma of Higher Education in Language Studies

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    Duration 2400 hours Updated 27 Feb 2017
    The Diploma of Higher Education in Language Studies aims to equip you with the...

    BA (Honours) Language Studies

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    Duration 3600 hours Updated 27 Feb 2017
    Learning a language and about how languages work, including the English language,...

    The arts past and present

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    The arts past and present Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Beauneveu: Giraudon/The Bridgeman Art Library; Kandinsky: © The Art Institute of Chicago. © ADAGP, Paris and DACS, London 2012
    Introductory level Duration 600 hours Updated 27 Feb 2017 Register by 14 Sep 2017
    Study a broad range of arts subject areas (from history to philosophy, music to...