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  • Catalonia: What happens now? Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: max_jam

    Catalonia: What happens now?

    By Dr Paul Kennedy

    Dr Paul Kennedy shares his assessment of where the dissolution of the Catalonian parliament and announcement of new...

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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    01 Nov 2017

  • Catalonia: What happens now?

    Catalonia: What happens now? Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: max_jam
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 01 Nov 2017
    Dr Paul Kennedy shares his assessment of where the dissolution of the Catalonian parliament and announcement of new elections leaves both sides.
  • Designing the Spanish nation Creative commons image Icon "Flag-map of Spain (subdivisions)" by Eddo - Own workThis vector image includes elements that have been taken or adapted from this:  Comunidades autónomas de España.svg.This vector image includes elements that have been taken or adapted from this:  Bandera de Andalucia.svg.This vector image includes elements that have been taken or adapted from this:  Flag of Aragon.svg.This vector image includes elements that have been taken or adapted from this:  Flag of Asturias.svg.This vector image includes elements that have been taken or adapted from this:  Flag of the Balearic Islands.svg.This vector image includes elements that have been taken or adapted from this:  Flag of the Canary Islands.svg.This vector image includes elements that have been taken or adapted from this:  Flag of Cantabria.svg.This vector image includes elements that have been taken or adapted from this:  Flag of Castile-La Mancha.svg.This vector image includes elements that have been taken or adapted from this:  Flag of Castile and León.svg.This vector image includes elements that have been taken or adapted from this:  Flag of Catalonia.svg.This vector image includes elements that have been taken or adapted from this:  Bandera de la Comunidad Valenciana (2x3).svg.This vector image includes elements that have been taken or adapted from this:  Flag of Extremadura.svg.This vector image includes elements that have been taken or adapted from this:  Flag of Galicia.svg.This vector image includes elements that have been taken or adapted from this:  Flag of La Rioja (with coat of arms).svg.This vector image includes elements that have been taken or adapted from this:  Flag of the Community of Madrid.svg.This vector image includes elements that have been taken or adapted from this:  Flag of the Basque Country.svg.This vector image includes elements that have been taken or adapted from this:  Flag of the Region of Murcia.svg.This vector image includes elements that have been taken or adapted from this:  Bandera de Navarra.svg.This vector image includes elements that have been taken or adapted from this:  Flag of the Canary Islands.svg.. Licensed under Public Domain via Wikimedia Commons. under Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0 license
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    15 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    19 Oct 2017

  • Designing the Spanish nation

    Designing the Spanish nation Creative commons image Icon "Flag-map of Spain (subdivisions)" by Eddo - Own workThis vector image includes elements that have been taken or adapted from this:  Comunidades autónomas de España.svg.This vector image includes elements that have been taken or adapted from this:  Bandera de Andalucia.svg.This vector image includes elements that have been taken or adapted from this:  Flag of Aragon.svg.This vector image includes elements that have been taken or adapted from this:  Flag of Asturias.svg.This vector image includes elements that have been taken or adapted from this:  Flag of the Balearic Islands.svg.This vector image includes elements that have been taken or adapted from this:  Flag of the Canary Islands.svg.This vector image includes elements that have been taken or adapted from this:  Flag of Cantabria.svg.This vector image includes elements that have been taken or adapted from this:  Flag of Castile-La Mancha.svg.This vector image includes elements that have been taken or adapted from this:  Flag of Castile and León.svg.This vector image includes elements that have been taken or adapted from this:  Flag of Catalonia.svg.This vector image includes elements that have been taken or adapted from this:  Bandera de la Comunidad Valenciana (2x3).svg.This vector image includes elements that have been taken or adapted from this:  Flag of Extremadura.svg.This vector image includes elements that have been taken or adapted from this:  Flag of Galicia.svg.This vector image includes elements that have been taken or adapted from this:  Flag of La Rioja (with coat of arms).svg.This vector image includes elements that have been taken or adapted from this:  Flag of the Community of Madrid.svg.This vector image includes elements that have been taken or adapted from this:  Flag of the Basque Country.svg.This vector image includes elements that have been taken or adapted from this:  Flag of the Region of Murcia.svg.This vector image includes elements that have been taken or adapted from this:  Bandera de Navarra.svg.This vector image includes elements that have been taken or adapted from this:  Flag of the Canary Islands.svg.. Licensed under Public Domain via Wikimedia Commons. under Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 15 mins Updated 19 Oct 2017
    Delve into the politics behind the national symbols of modern Spain. 
  • Harry Potter and the Translator’s Challenge Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Fernando Rosell-Aguliar

    Harry Potter and the Translator’s Challenge

    By Fernando Rosell-Aguilar

    How did translators go about converting the anagram 'Tom Marvolo Riddle'? Fernando Rosell-Aguilar explores...

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    15 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    20 Jul 2017

  • Harry Potter and the Translator’s Challenge

    Harry Potter and the Translator’s Challenge Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Fernando Rosell-Aguliar
    Introductory level Duration 15 mins Updated 20 Jul 2017
    How did translators go about converting the anagram 'Tom Marvolo Riddle'? Fernando Rosell-Aguilar explores the tricky business of translating J.K....
  • Fast, fun, free: Try some of our Spanish language items Creative commons image Icon Ronald Woan under Creative Commons BY-NC 4.0 license

    Fast, fun, free: Try some of our Spanish language items

    OpenLearn is full of short items where you can learn something fast, for free - and have some fun doing so. Here's a...

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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    21 Mar 2017

  • Fast, fun, free: Try some of our Spanish language items

    Fast, fun, free: Try some of our Spanish language items Creative commons image Icon Ronald Woan under Creative Commons BY-NC 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 21 Mar 2017
    OpenLearn is full of short items where you can learn something fast, for free - and have some fun doing so. Here's a selection of easy ways to start with...
  • Methods in Motion: Communicating a challenge to liberal democracy Creative commons image Icon Beatrizas under Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0 license
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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    06 Mar 2017

  • Methods in Motion: Communicating a challenge to liberal democracy

    Methods in Motion: Communicating a challenge to liberal democracy Creative commons image Icon Beatrizas under Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 06 Mar 2017
    Dr Georgina Blakeley, Senior Lecturer in Politics, offers one way of approaching the study of the Spanish anti-austerity 15M movement.
  • Where a ban has been replaced by a bee Creative commons image Icon Simon Thompson/PRI/Global Voices Online under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license

    Where a ban has been replaced by a bee

    By Simon Thompson

    Once, American children were punished for talking Spanish. Now, they're being celebrated.

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    Article

    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    05 Aug 2016

  • Where a ban has been replaced by a bee

    Where a ban has been replaced by a bee Creative commons image Icon Simon Thompson/PRI/Global Voices Online under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 05 Aug 2016
    Once, American children were punished for talking Spanish. Now, they're being celebrated.
  • 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
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    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.
  • Throwing light on research by South & Central American scientists Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: RedLBC
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    Level: 1 Introductory

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    19 Apr 2016

  • Throwing light on research by South & Central American scientists

    Throwing light on research by South & Central American scientists Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: RedLBC
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 19 Apr 2016
    Latin American scientists are coming together to promote their work more widely. Felix Moronta explains how.
  • Can cartoons help keep indigenous Mexican languages alive? Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: USC Libraries Special Collections
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    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    07 Apr 2016

  • Can cartoons help keep indigenous Mexican languages alive?

    Can cartoons help keep indigenous Mexican languages alive? Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: USC Libraries Special Collections
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 07 Apr 2016
    A new project, 68 Tongues, 68 hearts, aims to help keep the indigenous languages of Mexico alive.
  • OpenLearn Live: 9th December 2015 Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: Public domain

    OpenLearn Live: 9th December 2015

    By The OpenLearn team

    The week when the people rose against the church and military in Barcelona. Then more free learning through the day.

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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    09 Dec 2015

  • OpenLearn Live: 9th December 2015

    OpenLearn Live: 9th December 2015 Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: Public domain
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 09 Dec 2015
    The week when the people rose against the church and military in Barcelona. Then more free learning through the day.

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  • Beginners’ Spanish: food and drink

    Do you want to improve your language skills and communicate more easily and effectively in Spanish? This free course, Beginners’ Spanish: food and...

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    6 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    13 Oct 2017

  • Beginners’ Spanish: food and drink

    Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Mike Truman
    Introductory level Duration 6 hours Updated 13 Oct 2017
    Do you want to improve your language skills and communicate more easily and...
  • La canción protesta

    This free course, La canción protesta, will develop your knowledge and understanding of the societies and cultures of Spain and Latin America and...

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    Free course

    4 hours

    Level: 3 Advanced

    Updated on:

    26 May 2016

  • La canción protesta

    La canción protesta
    Advanced level Duration 4 hours Updated 26 May 2016
    This free course, La canción protesta, will develop your knowledge and...
  • Spanish: Perspectivas porteñas

    This free course, Spanish: Perspectivas porteas, uses a documentary about artists in Buenos Aires to help you to develop your listening skills. By...

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    Free course

    4 hours

    Level: 3 Advanced

    Updated on:

    14 Mar 2016

  • Spanish: Perspectivas porteñas

    Spanish: Perspectivas porteñas Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Used with permission
    Advanced level Duration 4 hours Updated 14 Mar 2016
    This free course, Spanish: Perspectivas porteas, uses a documentary about artists...
  • Ciudades con Historia

    In this free course, Ciudades con Historia, you will learn about the history of Spain and the important place of Arab and Jewish cultures in...

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    Free course

    5 hours

    Level: 2 Intermediate

    Updated on:

    11 Mar 2016

  • Ciudades con Historia

    Ciudades con Historia Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Used with permission
    Intermediate level Duration 5 hours Updated 11 Mar 2016
    In this free course, Ciudades con Historia, you will learn about the history of...
  • Spanish: Con mis propias manos

    This free course, Spanish: Con mis propias manos, is designed to develop your knowledge and understanding of Spanish-speaking societies and...

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    Free course

    12 hours

    Level: 3 Advanced

    Updated on:

    29 Feb 2016

  • Spanish: Con mis propias manos

    Spanish: Con mis propias manos Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Used with permission
    Advanced level Duration 12 hours Updated 29 Feb 2016
    This free course, Spanish: Con mis propias manos, is designed to develop your...
  • Spanish: espacios públicos

    Do you want to improve your language skills and communicate more easily and effectively in Spanish? This free course, Spanish: Espacios públicos,...

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    20 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    26 Feb 2016

  • Spanish: espacios públicos

    Spanish: espacios públicos Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Used with permission
    Introductory level Duration 20 hours Updated 26 Feb 2016
    Do you want to improve your language skills and communicate more easily and...
  • A Buen Puerto: Fast Forward in Spanish

    This is an advanced-level course using a variety of authentic materials from Spain and Latin America to improve your language skills and knowledge of Spanish...

    By The iTunes U team

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    1 hour 30 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    03 Sep 2008

  • A Buen Puerto: Fast Forward in Spanish

    A Buen Puerto: Fast Forward in Spanish Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: The Open University 2008
    Introductory level Duration 1 hour 30 mins Updated 03 Sep 2008
    This is an advanced-level course using a variety of authentic materials from Spain...

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    BA/BSc Open degree

    BA/BSc Open degree Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Dreamstime
    Duration 3600 hours Updated 20 Nov 2017
    Over 40 per cent of OU students who graduate do so with an Open degree. It’s a...

    Certificate of Higher Education Open

    Certificate of Higher Education Open Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Irochka | Dreamstime.com
    Duration 1200 hours Updated 20 Nov 2017
    If you’re keen to try university study and want to keep your options open, this...

    Diploma of Higher Education Open

    Diploma of Higher Education Open Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: 12019
    Duration 2400 hours Updated 20 Nov 2017
    Studying at university level is not just about gaining a degree. We also offer a...

    BA (Honours) Humanities

    BA (Honours) Humanities Creative commons image Icon By Cayusa via Flickr under Creative Commons license under Creative-Commons license
    Duration 3600 hours Updated 20 Nov 2017
    This degree in humanities offers a broad-based grounding in the study and...

    BA (Honours) Business Studies

    BA (Honours) Business Studies Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: iStock
    Duration 3600 hours Updated 20 Nov 2017
    How do businesses develop strategies, handle risk and take decisions? What’s...

    Diploma of Higher Education in Language Studies

    Diploma of Higher Education in Language Studies Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: 12019
    Duration 2400 hours Updated 20 Nov 2017
    The Diploma of Higher Education in Language Studies aims to equip you with the...

    BA (Honours) Language Studies

    BA (Honours) Language Studies Creative commons image Icon Quinn Dombrowski under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license
    Duration 3600 hours Updated 20 Nov 2017
    Learning a language and about how languages work, including the English language,...