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Stories from Vienna: 6 key figures

Stories from Vienna: 6 key figures Copyrighted image Copyright: TARS631 [Attribution or Attribution], via Wikimedia Commons
Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 15 Nov 2016
Read the stories of some of Vienna’s people who are commemorated in place names around the city.

Vienna: Empire, Dynasty and Dream

Vienna: Empire, Dynasty and Dream Copyrighted image Copyright: BBC
Updated 15 Nov 2016
Simon Sebag Montefiore tells the story of how the Habsburg family transformed Vienna into the capital that it is today, during a dynasty era...

Language variety all but disappears from the Eurovision song contest

Language variety all but disappears from the Eurovision song contest Creative commons image The Open University under Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0 license
Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 13 May 2016
Why has the English language dominated the Eurovision Song Contest once more? Fernando Rosell-Aguilar explores what the competition holds this year.

OpenLearn Live: 21st January 2016

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OpenLearn Live: 21st January 2016 Creative commons image German Federal Archive under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 21 Jan 2016
The writer who was hounded by the Nazis and the anti-Communists. Then more free learning through the day.

OpenLearn Live: 18th January 2016

OpenLearn Live: 18th January 2016 Copyright free image Copyright free: West German government
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 18 Jan 2016
Telling tales of rural Germany from the heart of Berlin. Then more free learning through the day.

May the Forza be with you: Star Wars in other languages

May the Forza be with you: Star Wars in other languages Creative commons image The Open University under Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0 license
Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 08 Dec 2015
Which language has Jabba the Hut's name literally translated to Jabba the Forester? How can you translate Yoda's syntax into other languages? Find...

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German: Regionen, Traditionen und Geschichte

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German: Regionen, Traditionen und Geschichte Copyrighted image Copyright: Used with permission
Advanced level Duration 12 hours Updated 25 Aug 2016
If you already have a good working knowledge of the German language, this free course, German: Regionen, Traditionen und Geschichte, will help to...

Beginners’ German: Food and drink

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Beginners’ German: Food and drink Copyrighted image Copyright: © Elena Kouptsova-Vasic/dreamstime.com.
Introductory level Duration 6 hours Updated 22 Apr 2016
This free course, Beginners' German: Food and drink, provides materials at German for beginners level that support the development of listening,...

Rundblick: beginners' German

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Rundblick: beginners' German
Introductory level Duration 5 hours Updated 29 Mar 2016
Do you want to learn the basics of the German language? This free course, Rundblick: beginners' German, will take you on a journey through German...

Landschaftliche Vielfalt

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Landschaftliche Vielfalt Copyrighted image Copyright: © Gerrit Warnking, www.flickr.com/photos/chipsmitmayo;
Advanced level Duration 15 hours Updated 09 Feb 2016
German regions and landscapes, local traditions and the notion of Heimat are at the centre of this free course, Landschaftliche Vielfalt. You will...

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Certificate of Higher Education Open

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Certificate of Higher Education Open Copyrighted image Copyright: Irochka | Dreamstime.com
Duration 1200 hours Updated 05 Dec 2016
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 Copyright: Dreamstime
Duration 3600 hours Updated 05 Dec 2016
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...

Diploma of Higher Education Open

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Diploma of Higher Education Open Copyrighted image Copyright: The Open University / Karen Parker
Duration 2400 hours Updated 05 Dec 2016
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) Humanities

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BA (Honours) Humanities Copyrighted image Copyright: The Open University / Karen Parker
Duration 3600 hours Updated 05 Dec 2016
This degree in humanities offers a broad-based grounding in the study and enjoyment of the arts and humanities – covering a fascinating variety of...

BA (Honours) Language Studies

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BA (Honours) Language Studies Copyrighted image Copyright: The Open University / Karen Parker
Duration 3600 hours Updated 05 Dec 2016
Learning a language and about how languages work, including the English language, opens doors to other cultures and communities, giving you an...

Diploma of Higher Education in Language Studies

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Diploma of Higher Education in Language Studies Copyrighted image Copyright: The Open University / Karen Parker
Duration 2400 hours Updated 05 Dec 2016
The Diploma of Higher Education in Language Studies aims to equip you with the competencies needed to communicate and interact in a range of...

Variationen: advanced German

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Variationen: advanced German Copyrighted image Copyright: Dreamstime
Advanced level Duration 600 hours Updated 05 Dec 2016 Register by 14 Sep 2017
Extend your German language skills – speaking, listening, reading and writing – develop your knowledge of contemporary German culture, and complete...

Motive: upper intermediate German

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Motive: upper intermediate German Copyrighted image Copyright: Dreamstime
Intermediate level Duration 600 hours Updated 05 Dec 2016 Register by 14 Sep 2017
Extend your German language skills and cultural knowledge with this upper intermediate course, which includes a residential week in Germany (or...

Rundblick: beginners' German

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Rundblick: beginners' German Copyrighted image Copyright: The Open University / Karen Parker
Introductory level Duration 300 hours Updated 05 Dec 2016 Register by 14 Sep 2017
Learn to speak and understand German in a wide range of practical situations, and explore life in German-speaking communities with this carefully...

Exploring languages and cultures

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Exploring languages and cultures Copyrighted image Copyright: The Open University / Karen Parker
Introductory level Duration 300 hours Updated 05 Dec 2016 Register by 14 Sep 2017
This module introduces key concepts relating to languages, language learning and plurilingualism. You will develop intercultural skills and...