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  • Sounds of Vienna Creative commons image Icon Ludwig van Beethoven's grave, Zentralfriedhof (Central Cemetery), Vienna, Austria. Photograph taken May 2005 by en:User:Daderot. Released under GFDL. under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license

    Sounds of Vienna

    By Dr Ursula Stickler

    Listen to an Austrian German speaker pronounce some Austrian terms, and find out their meaning.

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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    04 Apr 2017

  • Sounds of Vienna

    Featuring: Audio Audio
    Sounds of Vienna Creative commons image Icon Ludwig van Beethoven's grave, Zentralfriedhof (Central Cemetery), Vienna, Austria. Photograph taken May 2005 by en:User:Daderot. Released under GFDL. under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 04 Apr 2017
    Listen to an Austrian German speaker pronounce some Austrian terms, and find out their meaning.
  • Family Tree of the Habsburg dynasty Creative commons image Icon The Open University under Creative Commons BY-NC-ND 4.0 license
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    15 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    10 Jan 2017

  • Family Tree of the Habsburg dynasty

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    Family Tree of the Habsburg dynasty Creative commons image Icon The Open University under Creative Commons BY-NC-ND 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 15 mins Updated 10 Jan 2017
    A family tree showing relations of the Habsburg dynasty.
  • Die Kapuzinergruft: Burial ceremonies of the Habsburgs Creative commons image Icon The Open University under Creative Commons BY-NC-ND 4.0 license

    Die Kapuzinergruft: Burial ceremonies of the Habsburgs

    By Dr Ursula Stickler

    How the imperial Habsburgs were ceremoniously buried in the Capuchine crypt.

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    Activity

    10 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    22 Nov 2016

  • Die Kapuzinergruft: Burial ceremonies of the Habsburgs

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    Die Kapuzinergruft: Burial ceremonies of the Habsburgs Creative commons image Icon The Open University under Creative Commons BY-NC-ND 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 22 Nov 2016
    How the imperial Habsburgs were ceremoniously buried in the Capuchine crypt.
  • Stories from Vienna: 6 key figures Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: TARS631 [Attribution or Attribution], via Wikimedia Commons

    Stories from Vienna: 6 key figures

    By Dr Ursula Stickler

    Read the stories of some of Vienna’s people who are commemorated in place names around the city.

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    Article

    10 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    15 Nov 2016

  • Stories from Vienna: 6 key figures

    Stories from Vienna: 6 key figures Copyrighted image Icon 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 Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: BBC

    Vienna: Empire, Dynasty and Dream

    Simon Sebag Montefiore tells the story of how the Habsburg family transformed Vienna into the capital that it is today, during a dynasty era...

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    Updated on:

    15 Nov 2016

  • Vienna: Empire, Dynasty and Dream

    Vienna: Empire, Dynasty and Dream Copyrighted image Icon 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 lasting nearly 1...
  • Vienna: An interactive map of the city Creative commons image Icon By NordNordWest (Own work usingSRTM30 v.2 data) [CC BY-SA 3.0 de], via Wikimedia Commons under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license

    Vienna: An interactive map of the city

    By Dr Ursula Stickler

    Explore Vienna, a city with a long history and a rich variety of culture.

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    Activity

    10 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    15 Nov 2016

  • Vienna: An interactive map of the city

    Featuring: Activity Activity
    Vienna: An interactive map of the city Creative commons image Icon By NordNordWest (Own work usingSRTM30 v.2 data) [CC BY-SA 3.0 de], via Wikimedia Commons under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 15 Nov 2016
    Explore Vienna, a city with a long history and a rich variety of culture.
  • Language variety all but disappears from the Eurovision song contest Creative commons image Icon The Open University under Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0 license

    Language variety all but disappears from the Eurovision song contest

    By Fernando Rosell-Aguilar

    Why has the English language dominated the Eurovision Song Contest once more? Fernando Rosell-Aguilar explores what...

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    Article

    10 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    13 May 2016

  • Language variety all but disappears from the Eurovision song contest

    Language variety all but disappears from the Eurovision song contest Creative commons image Icon 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 Creative commons image Icon German Federal Archive under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license

    OpenLearn Live: 21st January 2016

    By The OpenLearn team

    The writer who was hounded by the Nazis and the anti-Communists. Then more free learning through the day.

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    Video

    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    21 Jan 2016

  • OpenLearn Live: 21st January 2016

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    OpenLearn Live: 21st January 2016 Creative commons image Icon 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 Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: West German government

    OpenLearn Live: 18th January 2016

    By The OpenLearn team

    Telling tales of rural Germany from the heart of Berlin. Then more free learning through the day.

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    Article

    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    18 Jan 2016

  • OpenLearn Live: 18th January 2016

    OpenLearn Live: 18th January 2016 Copyright free image Icon 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 Creative commons image Icon The Open University under Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0 license

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

    By Fernando Rosell-Aguilar

    Which language has Jabba the Hut's name literally translated to Jabba the Forester? How can you translate Yoda's...

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    Article

    10 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    08 Dec 2015

  • 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 Icon 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 out: 

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  • German: Regionen, Traditionen und Geschichte

    If you already have a good working knowledge of the German language, this free course, German: Regionen, Traditionen und Geschichte, will help to...

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    12 hours

    Level: 3 Advanced

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    25 Aug 2016

  • German: Regionen, Traditionen und Geschichte

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    German: Regionen, Traditionen und Geschichte Copyrighted image Icon 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...
  • Beginners’ German: Food and drink

    This free course, Beginners' German: Food and drink, provides materials at German for beginners level that support the development of listening,...

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    6 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    22 Apr 2016

  • Beginners’ German: Food and drink

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    Beginners’ German: Food and drink Copyrighted image Icon 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...
  • Rundblick: beginners' German

    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...

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    Free course

    5 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    29 Mar 2016

  • Rundblick: beginners' German

    Free Course Free Course Featuring: Audio Audio
    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,...
  • Landschaftliche Vielfalt

    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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    15 hours

    Level: 3 Advanced

    Updated on:

    09 Feb 2016

  • Landschaftliche Vielfalt

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    Landschaftliche Vielfalt Copyrighted image Icon 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...

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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 26 Jun 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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    Certificate of Higher Education Open Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Irochka | Dreamstime.com
    Duration 1200 hours Updated 26 Jun 2017
    If you’re keen to try university study and want to keep your options open, this...

    Diploma of Higher Education Open

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    Diploma of Higher Education Open
    Duration 2400 hours Updated 26 Jun 2017
    Studying at university level is not just about gaining a degree. We also offer a...

    BA (Honours) Humanities

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    BA (Honours) Humanities
    Duration 3600 hours Updated 26 Jun 2017
    This degree in humanities offers a broad-based grounding in the study and...

    Diploma of Higher Education in Language Studies

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    Diploma of Higher Education in Language Studies
    Duration 2400 hours Updated 26 Jun 2017
    The Diploma of Higher Education in Language Studies aims to equip you with the...

    BA (Honours) Language Studies

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    BA (Honours) Language Studies
    Duration 3600 hours Updated 26 Jun 2017
    Learning a language and about how languages work, including the English language,...