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The Great Fall: The effect on the arts

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Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 03 Nov 2014
The fall of the Berlin Wall had a great impact, especially in the world of the arts. 

The Great Fall: How it happened

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Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 03 Nov 2014
How did the fall of the Berlin Wall come about? 

The Great Fall: A personal perspective, before and after

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Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 03 Nov 2014
A personal take on experiences before and after the Berlin Wall fell from an Open University lecturer in Classical Studies. 

The Great Fall: A personal timeline

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Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 03 Nov 2014
Read a timeline of an Open University lecturer's experiences of the fall of the Berlin wall. 

The Great Fall: Teacher experience

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Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 03 Nov 2014
The Open University's Associate Dean in the Faculty of Education and Language Studies shares his experiences as a teacher during the Fall of the...

The Great Fall: Business impact

The Great Fall: Business impact Creative commons image Credit: Schmidt under CC-BY-SA-3.0-de license
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 03 Nov 2014
What was the impact of the fall of the Berlin Wall on business in Europe?   

Rundblick: beginners' German second edition

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Rundblick: beginners' German second edition Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University
Introductory level Duration 45 mins Updated 06 Nov 2013
How do you discuss the weather or make a hotel reservation in German? ...

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)

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Lebenszyklen

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Lebenszyklen Copyrighted image Credit: Used with permission
Intermediate level Duration 6 hours Updated 20 Aug 2014
The thematic focus of this unit is people in Germany, Austria and Switzerland and the world they live in. You use audio and text to practise German...

Rundblick: Beginners' German

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Rundblick: Beginners' German
Introductory level Duration 5 hours Updated 20 Aug 2014
This introductory unit will help you to learn the basics of the German language by taking a journey through German-speaking countries. You will...

Beginners’ German: Food and drink

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Beginners’ German: Food and drink Copyrighted image Credit: © Elena Kouptsova-Vasic/dreamstime.com.
Introductory level Duration 6 hours Updated 17 Oct 2013
This unit provides materials at German for beginners level that support the development of listening, reading, writing and speaking skills. The...

Städte und Menschen

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Introductory level Duration 2 hours Updated 10 Oct 2011
This unit will introduce you to Tübingen, Leipzig and Graz. You will find out where they are and discover some of the main features of life in...

German: Regionen, Traditionen und Geschichte

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German: Regionen, Traditionen und Geschichte Copyrighted image Credit: Used with permission
Advanced level Duration 12 hours Updated 31 Jul 2008
If you already have a good working knowledge of the German language, this unit will help to improve your language skills, knowledge of German...

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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 23 Nov 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 23 Nov 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 23 Nov 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 23 Nov 2014
Studying at university level is not just about gaining a degree. We also offer a range of other qualifications, including Certificates and Diplomas...

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 23 Nov 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 23 Nov 2014
Learning a language and about how languages work, including the English language, opens doors to other cultures and communities, giving you an...

Variationen: advanced German

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Advanced level Duration 600 hours Updated 23 Nov 2014 Register by 08 Jan 2015
Extend your German language skills – speaking, listening, reading and writing – develop your knowledge of contemporary German culture, and complete...

Auftakt: intermediate German

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Auftakt: intermediate German Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University / Karen Parker Updated content
Introductory level Duration 300 hours Updated 23 Nov 2014 Register by 10 Sep 2015
This course will develop your confidence in understanding, speaking and reading German, and offers an insight into German-speaking countries and...

Motive: upper intermediate German

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Motive: upper intermediate German Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University/Karen Parker Updated content
Intermediate level Duration 600 hours Updated 23 Nov 2014 Register by 10 Sep 2015
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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Introductory level Duration 300 hours Updated 23 Nov 2014 Register by 10 Sep 2015
Learn to speak and understand German in a wide range of practical situations, and explore life in German-speaking communities with this carefully...