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Bon départ: beginners’ French second edition

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Bon départ: beginners’ French second edition Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University
Introductory level Duration 40 mins Updated 18 Nov 2013
What’s the difference between formal and informal greetings in French? How do people in Paris discuss their daily routines?...

European Day of Languages Quiz

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European Day of Languages Quiz
Duration 5 mins Updated 20 Aug 2013
Are there more sheep in Wales than humans? Test your language and culture knowledge to celebrate the European Day of Languages (26 September).

European Day of Languages Quiz

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European Day of Languages Quiz
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 04 Sep 2012
Learn your 'ti' from your 'cha' with this quiz on different languages to celebrate the European Day of Languages (26 September)

Shakespeare and Company Bookshop

Shakespeare and Company Bookshop Copyrighted image Credit: Open2 team
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 15 Dec 2011
A brief history of the Shakespeare and Company Bookshop

Weekend Break: French

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Weekend Break: French Copyrighted image Credit: BBC
Introductory level Duration 45 mins Updated 24 Jun 2007
Get the most out of your trip to France - take our audio introduction to the language and culture of France with you

Explore Paris

Explore Paris Copyrighted image Credit: Mihai-bogdan Lazar | Dreamstime.com
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 21 Jun 2007
Explore the sights of the French capital with our guide to Paris

Concièrgerie prison

Concièrgerie prison Copyrighted image Credit: Open2 team
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 19 Jun 2007
An introduction to the Concièrgerie, one of the most famous sites in Parisian history

Le Grand Véfour

Le Grand Véfour Copyrighted image Credit: Open2 team
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 19 Jun 2007
An introduction to the Le Grand Véfour restaurant

Le Lapin Agile

Le Lapin Agile Copyrighted image Credit: Open2 team
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 19 Jun 2007
An introduction to the Le Lapin Agile

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Cultures

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Cultures Copyrighted image Credit: Used with permission
Intermediate level Duration 5 hours Updated 26 Aug 2014
In this unit you will address the question of traditional music and music from the francophone world and you will examine the place they occupy in...

La Cité des sciences et de l’industrie

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La Cité des sciences et de l’industrie
Advanced level Duration 15 hours Updated 17 Oct 2013
Using the subject of science and technology in France, this unit will show you how to structure arguments, write a summary, use the subjunctive,...

French: Ouverture

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French: Ouverture
Intermediate level Duration 20 hours Updated 17 Oct 2013
This unit is taken from Ouverture, a language course that concentrates on French as a tool for communication, but it also provides some insights...

Vacances d'été

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Vacances d'été Copyrighted image Credit: Used with permission
Intermediate level Duration 2 hours Updated 10 Oct 2011
This unit has been designed to develop your French speaking and reading skills by exploring summer holidays in French.

French: En ville

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French: En ville Copyrighted image Credit: Used with permission
Intermediate level Duration 15 hours Updated 23 May 2011
This unit helps you to acquire the basic language to find your way around a French town. You will learn how to understand and give directions, ask...

French: Le quatorze juillet

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French: Le quatorze juillet Copyrighted image Credit: Used with permission
Intermediate level Duration 10 hours Updated 23 Feb 2009
This is the second unit taken from Ouverture, a language course that concentrates on French as a tool for communication, but it also provides some...

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Certificate of Higher Education Open

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Certificate of Higher Education Open Copyrighted image Credit: Irochka | Dreamstime.com Updated content
Duration 1200 hours Updated 18 Dec 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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BA/BSc Open degree Copyrighted image Credit: Dreamstime Updated content
Duration 3000 hours Updated 18 Dec 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...

BA (Honours) Humanities

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BA (Honours) Humanities Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University / Karen Parker Updated content
Duration 3600 hours Updated 18 Dec 2014
This degree in humanities offers a broad-based grounding in the study and enjoyment of the arts and humanities – covering a fascinating variety of...

Diploma of Higher Education Open

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Diploma of Higher Education Open Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University / Karen Parker Updated content
Duration 2400 hours Updated 18 Dec 2014
Studying at university level is not just about gaining a degree. We also offer a range of other qualifications, including Certificates and Diplomas...

BA (Honours) Business Studies

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BA (Honours) Business Studies Copyrighted image Credit: iStock Updated content
Duration 3600 hours Updated 18 Dec 2014
How do businesses develop strategies, handle risk and take decisions? What’s involved in essential business functions such as marketing, accounting...

Diploma of Higher Education in Language Studies

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Diploma of Higher Education in Language Studies Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University / Karen Parker Updated content
Duration 2400 hours Updated 18 Dec 2014
The Diploma of Higher Education in Language Studies aims to equip you with the competencies needed to communicate and interact in a range of...

BA (Honours) Language Studies

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BA (Honours) Language Studies Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University / Karen Parker Updated content
Duration 3600 hours Updated 18 Dec 2014
Learning a language and about how languages work, including the English language, opens doors to other cultures and communities, giving you an...

Bon départ: beginners' French

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Bon départ: beginners' French Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University/Karen Parker Updated content
Introductory level Duration 300 hours Updated 18 Dec 2014 Register by 10 Sep 2015
Learn to speak and understand French in a wide range of practical situations, and explore French life and culture with this carefully structured...

Ouverture: intermediate French

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Ouverture: intermediate French Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University / Karen Parker Updated content
Introductory level Duration 300 hours Updated 18 Dec 2014 Register by 10 Sep 2015
This course will develop your confidence in understanding, speaking and reading simple French, and offers an insight into French-speaking societies...

Envol: upper intermediate French

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Envol: upper intermediate French Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University / Karen Parker Updated content
Intermediate level Duration 600 hours Updated 18 Dec 2014 Register by 10 Sep 2015
Extend your French language skills and cultural knowledge with this upper intermediate course, which includes a residential school in France (or...