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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: 14th October 2015

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OpenLearn Live: 14th October 2015 Creative commons image lettera27 under CC-BY-SA licence under Creative-Commons license
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 14 Oct 2015
The Italian writer capturing a double identity; and then more free learning across the day.

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)

Weekend Break: Italian

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Weekend Break: Italian Copyrighted image Copyright: Eryk Rogozinski | Dreamstime.com
Introductory level Duration 45 mins Updated 18 Jul 2007
Whether you're heading for the threatened beauty of Venice or the historical surprises of Rome, you'll get much more out of a trip to Italy with...

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Intermediate Italian: describing people

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Intermediate Italian: describing people Copyrighted image Copyright: Hans F Meier/iStock
Intermediate level Duration 8 hours Updated 22 Aug 2016
This free course, Intermediate Italian: describing people, requires some basic knowledge of Italian. It focuses on describing both physical...

Beginners’ Italian: food and drink

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Beginners’ Italian: food and drink Copyrighted image Copyright: © Robert Harding Picture Library Ltd/Alamy
Introductory level Duration 4 hours Updated 22 Apr 2016
This free course, Beginners' Italian: food and drink, focuses on buying drinks and snacks in an Italian café, as well as on greeting and...