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    Test your language skills: Spanish, French and Italian

    How are your language skills? Heading off on a trip to Spain, France or Italy and want to know how you'd fare getting...

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    How are your language skills? Heading off on a trip to Spain, France or Italy and want to know how you'd fare getting by? Find out with our virtual,...
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    Spanish for travel: Test your skills

    Test your Spanish language skills as you immerse yourself on an interactive journey through Spain.

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    06 Sep 2018

  • Spanish for travel: Test your skills

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    Introductory level Duration 15 mins Updated 06 Sep 2018
    Test your Spanish language skills as you immerse yourself on an interactive journey through Spain.
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    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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    01 Nov 2017

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    Dr Paul Kennedy shares his assessment of where the dissolution of the Catalonian parliament and announcement of new elections leaves both sides.
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  • 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
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    Delve into the politics behind the national symbols of modern Spain. 
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    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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    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

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

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    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...
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  • Methods in Motion: Communicating a challenge to liberal democracy

    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

    By Simon Thompson

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

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    Level: 1 Introductory

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    05 Aug 2016

  • Where a ban has been replaced by a bee

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    Once, American children were punished for talking Spanish. Now, they're being celebrated.
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  • Language variety all but disappears from the Eurovision song contest

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    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.
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  • Throwing light on research by South & Central American scientists

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    Latin American scientists are coming together to promote their work more widely. Felix Moronta explains how.

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    Beginners’ Spanish: Getting around

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

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    Do you want to improve your language skills and communicate more easily and...
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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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    Do you want to improve your language skills and communicate more easily and...
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    Improve your understanding of spoken Spanish

    Welcome to this free course, Improve your understanding of spoken Spanish, which is aimed at intermediate learners of Spanish with an interest in...

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    25 Jan 2018

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    Welcome to this free course, Improve your understanding of spoken Spanish, which...
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    Intermediate Spanish: Cities with history

    In this free course, Intermediate Spanish: Cities with history, you will learn about the history of Spain and the important place of Arab and...

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    In this free course, Intermediate Spanish: Cities with history, you will learn...
  • Advanced Spanish: Language in context

    This free course, Advanced Spanish: Language in context, will develop your knowledge and understanding of the societies and cultures of Spain and...

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    Level: 3 Advanced

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    This free course, Advanced Spanish: Language in context, will develop your...
  • Advanced Spanish: Protest song

    This free course, Advanced Spanish: Protest song, will develop your knowledge and understanding of the societies and cultures of Spain and Latin...

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    This free course, Advanced Spanish: Protest song, will develop your knowledge and...
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    Advanced Spanish: Art in Buenos Aires

    This free course, Advanced Spanish: Art in Buenos Aires, uses a documentary about artists in Buenos Aires to help you to develop your listening...

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    Level: 3 Advanced

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    14 Mar 2016

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    This free course, Advanced Spanish: Art in Buenos Aires, uses a documentary about...
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    Advanced Spanish: Arts and crafts

    This free course, Advanced Spanish: Arts and crafts, is designed to develop your knowledge and understanding of Spanish-speaking societies and...

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    This free course, Advanced Spanish: Arts and crafts, is designed to develop your...
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    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...

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    Advanced 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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