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Portales: beginners' Spanish second edition

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Portales: beginners' Spanish second edition Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University
Introductory level Duration 45 mins Updated 10 Oct 2013
How do people greet each other and introduce themselves in Spanish? How do they talk about their lives or their everyday activities?...

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)

Spanish in the LearningSpace

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Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 04 Oct 2011
Sample some free Spanish course content, picked from the LearningSpace

Weekend Break: Spanish

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Weekend Break: Spanish Creative commons image Credit: Jean-David et Anne-Laure under CC-BY-SA licence
Introductory level Duration 45 mins Updated 09 Jul 2007
One of the first nations to tempt Britons for overseas holidays, Spain offers much more than package tours and sizzling on the beach. Our Weekend...

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Personal information

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Personal information Copyrighted image Credit: Used with permission
Intermediate level Duration 2 hours Updated 20 Aug 2014
This unit will enable you to discuss personal information at an intermediate level of Spanish.

Beginners’ Spanish: Food and drink

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Beginners’ Spanish: Food and drink Copyrighted image Credit: Mike Truman
Introductory level Duration 6 hours Updated 17 Jul 2014
This unit requires some basic knowledge of Spanish. It will be of interest to those who want to improve their language skills in order to...

Spanish: Espacios públicos

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Spanish: Espacios públicos Copyrighted image Credit: Used with permission
Introductory level Duration 20 hours Updated 17 Oct 2013
This unit is taken from Portales, a language course that concentrates on Spanish as a tool for communication, but it also provides some insights...

Ciudades con Historia

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Ciudades con Historia Copyrighted image Credit: Used with permission
Intermediate level Duration 5 hours Updated 11 Nov 2011
In this unit materials you will learn about the history of Spain and the important place of Arab and Jewish cultures in Spanish history. You will...

Spanish: Con mis propias manos

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Spanish: Con mis propias manos Copyrighted image Credit: Used with permission
Advanced level Duration 12 hours Updated 24 May 2011
This unit is designed to develop your knowledge and understanding of Spanish-speaking societies and cultures and extend the practical skills of...

A Buen Puerto: Fast Forward in Spanish

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A Buen Puerto: Fast Forward in Spanish Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University 2008
Advanced level Duration 1 hour 45 mins Updated 03 Sep 2008
This is an advanced-level course using a variety of authentic materials from Spain and Latin America to improve your language skills and knowledge...

Spanish: Perspectivas porteñas

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Spanish: Perspectivas porteñas Copyrighted image Credit: Used with permission
Advanced level Duration 4 hours Updated 31 Jul 2008
This unit uses a documentary about artists in Buenos Aires, to help you to develop your listening skills. By assessing various parts of the...

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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...

Portales: beginners' Spanish

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Portales: beginners' Spanish 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 Spanish in various practical situations, and get a real feel for Hispanic cultures with this carefully structured...

Viento en popa: upper intermediate Spanish

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Viento en popa: upper intermediate Spanish 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 Spanish language skills and cultural knowledge with this upper intermediate course, which includes a residential school in Spain (or...

En rumbo: intermediate Spanish

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En rumbo: intermediate Spanish Copyrighted image Credit: Dreamstime Updated content
Introductory level Duration 300 hours Updated 18 Dec 2014 Register by 10 Sep 2015
Develop your confidence in understanding, speaking and reading Spanish, while gaining an insight into Spanish and Latin American society and culture.