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  • How can your accent put your life at risk? Creative commons image Icon Greens MPs under Creative Commons BY-NC-ND 4.0 license

    How can your accent put your life at risk?

    By Dr Ingrid Piller

    Stories from Australia and the US reveal how dangerous it can be when listeners fail to take people seriously because...

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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    29 Mar 2017

  • How can your accent put your life at risk?

    How can your accent put your life at risk? Creative commons image Icon Greens MPs under Creative Commons BY-NC-ND 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 29 Mar 2017
    Stories from Australia and the US reveal how dangerous it can be when listeners fail to take people seriously because of their accented English.
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    "That's so gay!" Homophobic language and school

    By Shaun Delenty, Fernando Rosell-Aguilar

    How is the word 'gay' used in your school? What negative impact it can have on the pupils' views about homosexuality?...

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    15 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    07 Feb 2017

  • "That's so gay!" Homophobic language and school

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    Introductory level Duration 15 mins Updated 07 Feb 2017
    How is the word 'gay' used in your school? What negative impact it can have on the pupils' views about homosexuality? Find out with the founder of Inclusion...
  • An introduction to grammar Creative commons image Icon Chris Blakeley under CC BY-NC-ND 2.0 licence under Creative-Commons license

    An introduction to grammar

    What is grammar, and how does it help us communicate? Our short video reveals all...

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    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    24 Feb 2016

  • An introduction to grammar

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    An introduction to grammar Creative commons image Icon Chris Blakeley under CC BY-NC-ND 2.0 licence under Creative-Commons license
    Introductory level Updated 24 Feb 2016
    What is grammar, and how does it help us communicate? Our short video reveals all...
  • Why is fish the translator's nightmare? Creative commons image Icon Jitze Couperus under CC-BY licence under Creative-Commons license

    Why is fish the translator's nightmare?

    By The Honourable Husband

    The blogger The Honourable Husband recalls a meal where language skills struggled to get a grip of a fish.

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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    24 Sep 2015

  • Why is fish the translator's nightmare?

    Why is fish the translator's nightmare? Creative commons image Icon Jitze Couperus under CC-BY licence under Creative-Commons license
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 24 Sep 2015
    The blogger The Honourable Husband recalls a meal where language skills struggled to get a grip of a fish.
  • Outside the Book

    What function does comedy serve? What do people in power learn by watching tragedies? In this collection of five animations comedienne Josie Long guides us...

    By The iTunes U team

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    10 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    15 Oct 2014

  • Outside the Book

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    Outside the Book Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: The Open University
    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 15 Oct 2014
    What function does comedy serve? What do people in power learn by watching...
  • OU on the BBC: The Secret Life of Books Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: BBC

    OU on the BBC: The Secret Life of Books

    Uncover the secrets of six classic works of fiction that we all know and love.

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    Updated on:

    10 Jul 2014

  • OU on the BBC: The Secret Life of Books

    OU on the BBC: The Secret Life of Books Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: BBC
    Updated 10 Jul 2014
    Uncover the secrets of six classic works of fiction that we all know and love.
  • Loss of diversity and the English language Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Jupiter Images

    Loss of diversity and the English language

    By Dr Daniel Allington

    Dr Daniel Allington thinks loss of diversity has impacted on the development of the English Language the most

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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    04 Jul 2014

  • Loss of diversity and the English language

    Loss of diversity and the English language Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Jupiter Images
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 04 Jul 2014
    Dr Daniel Allington thinks loss of diversity has impacted on the development of the English Language the most
  • The evolution of English: From the 17th century to the present day Creative commons image Icon Steve Johnson under CC BY 2.0 licence under Creative-Commons license

    The evolution of English: From the 17th century to the present day

    By Dr Philip Seargeant

    Part two: The history of colonialism was a major factor in the development of English. Follow the global spread of...

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    Updated on:

    19 Jun 2014

  • The evolution of English: From the 17th century to the present day

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    The evolution of English: From the 17th century to the present day Creative commons image Icon Steve Johnson under CC BY 2.0 licence under Creative-Commons license
    Updated 19 Jun 2014
    Part two: The history of colonialism was a major factor in the development of English. Follow the global spread of English from the 17th century to the...
  • The evolution of English: From Romans to Shakespeare Creative commons image Icon Steve Johnson under CC BY 2.0 licence under Creative-Commons license

    The evolution of English: From Romans to Shakespeare

    By Dr Philip Seargeant

    Part one: The history of colonialism was a major factor in the development of English. Follow the global spread of...

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    Updated on:

    19 Jun 2014

  • The evolution of English: From Romans to Shakespeare

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    The evolution of English: From Romans to Shakespeare Creative commons image Icon Steve Johnson under CC BY 2.0 licence under Creative-Commons license
    Updated 19 Jun 2014
    Part one: The history of colonialism was a major factor in the development of English. Follow the global spread of English starting with the Roman invasion.
  • The History of English in Ten Minutes

    Where did the phrase ‘a wolf in sheep’s clothing’ come from? And when did scientists finally get round to naming sexual body parts? Voiced by Clive Anderson,...

    By The iTunes U team

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    20 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    22 Jun 2011

  • The History of English in Ten Minutes

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    The History of English in Ten Minutes Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: The Open University 2011
    Introductory level Duration 20 mins Updated 22 Jun 2011
    Where did the phrase ‘a wolf in sheep’s clothing’ come from? And when did...

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  • English grammar in context

    What are the differences between spoken and written English? Is use of grammar more or less complex than it appears? This free course, English...

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    15 hours

    Level: 3 Advanced

    Updated on:

    11 Mar 2017

  • English grammar in context

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    English grammar in context Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Used with permission
    Advanced level Duration 15 hours Updated 11 Mar 2017
    What are the differences between spoken and written English? Is use of grammar...
  • Paraphrasing text

    In this free course, Paraphrasing text, you will focus on the process of turning what you are reading into 'your own words', which is an essential...

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    1 hour

    Level: 2 Intermediate

    Updated on:

    15 Aug 2016

  • Paraphrasing text

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    Paraphrasing text Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Used with permission
    Intermediate level Duration 1 hour Updated 15 Aug 2016
    In this free course, Paraphrasing text, you will focus on the process of turning...
  • How to be a critical reader

    In this free course you will focus on how to be a critical reader. Reading critically is an essential skill at university. It means being aware of...

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    7 hours

    Level: 2 Intermediate

    Updated on:

    14 Mar 2016

  • How to be a critical reader

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    How to be a critical reader Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Used with permission
    Intermediate level Duration 7 hours Updated 14 Mar 2016
    In this free course you will focus on how to be a critical reader. Reading...
  • Summarising text

    In this free course, Summarising text, you will learn how to summarise. Summarising is useful both when completing assignments and while studying.

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    1 hour

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    14 Mar 2016

  • Summarising text

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    Summarising text Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Used with permission
    Introductory level Duration 1 hour Updated 14 Mar 2016
    In this free course, Summarising text, you will learn how to summarise....
  • Business English: Researching a new location

    Do you want to relocate to the UK? This free course, Business English: Researching a new location, will help you with the language difficulties...

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    Free course

    5 hours

    Level: 2 Intermediate

    Updated on:

    14 Mar 2016

  • Business English: Researching a new location

    Free Course Free Course Featuring: Audio Audio
    Business English: Researching a new location Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Used with permission
    Intermediate level Duration 5 hours Updated 14 Mar 2016
    Do you want to relocate to the UK? This free course, Business English: Researching...
  • Business English: Presenting the decision

    Do you want to relocate to the UK? This free course, Business English: Presenting the decision, will help you with the language difficulties that...

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    Free course

    5 hours

    Level: 2 Intermediate

    Updated on:

    11 Mar 2016

  • Business English: Presenting the decision

    Free Course Free Course Featuring: Audio Audio
    Business English: Presenting the decision Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Used with permission
    Intermediate level Duration 5 hours Updated 11 Mar 2016
    Do you want to relocate to the UK? This free course, Business English: Presenting...
  • How to frame a business case

    This free course, How to frame a business case, looks at reading strategies which help you to frame a business case. In particular, you will learn...

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    8 hours

    Level: 2 Intermediate

    Updated on:

    11 Mar 2016

  • How to frame a business case

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    How to frame a business case Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Used with permission
    Intermediate level Duration 8 hours Updated 11 Mar 2016
    This free course, How to frame a business case, looks at reading strategies which...
  • Exploring the English language

    How has the English language changed over the course of the last 500 years? What are the social and political contexts that have affected how these...

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    Free course

    9 hours

    Level: 2 Intermediate

    Updated on:

    09 Mar 2016

  • Exploring the English language

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    Exploring the English language Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Used with permission
    Intermediate level Duration 9 hours Updated 09 Mar 2016
    How has the English language changed over the course of the last 500 years? What...
  • Am I ready to study in English?

    Even if you feel confident using English in everyday situations, studying in English at higher education level might present extra challenges. This...

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    5 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    17 Feb 2016

  • Am I ready to study in English?

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    Am I ready to study in English? Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Used with permission
    Introductory level Duration 5 hours Updated 17 Feb 2016
    Even if you feel confident using English in everyday situations, studying in...
  • Language as a medium for teaching and learning

    Are you interested in English language education? This free course, Language as a medium for teaching and learning, examines the use of language as...

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    5 hours

    Level: 3 Advanced

    Updated on:

    17 Feb 2016

  • Language as a medium for teaching and learning

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    Language as a medium for teaching and learning Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Used with permission
    Advanced level Duration 5 hours Updated 17 Feb 2016
    Are you interested in English language education? This free course, Language as a...

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    Certificate of Higher Education in Humanities

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    Certificate of Higher Education in Humanities Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Dreamstime
    Duration 1200 hours Updated 27 Apr 2017
    Why study the arts? Apart from sheer enjoyment, these subjects give you an...

    BA (Honours) English Literature

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    BA (Honours) English Literature Creative commons image Icon
    Duration 3600 hours Updated 27 Apr 2017
    English literature is a broad and accessible subject that is important in its own...

    BA (Honours) English Language and Literature

    Course Course
    BA (Honours) English Language and Literature
    Duration 3600 hours Updated 27 Apr 2017
    This degree course offers a stimulating and wide-ranging introduction to English...

    Diploma of Higher Education in Language Studies

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    Diploma of Higher Education in Language Studies
    Duration 2400 hours Updated 27 Apr 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 27 Apr 2017
    Learning a language and about how languages work, including the English language,...

    MA English part 2

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    MA English part 2 Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Dreamstime
    Advanced level Duration 600 hours Updated 16 Mar 2017 Register by 03 Feb 2017
    In this course you will produce a dissertation which will provide a satisfying...

    Arts and languages Access module

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    Introductory level Duration 300 hours Updated 16 Mar 2017 Register by 14 Sep 2017
    Increase your confidence, improve your study skills, and prepare yourself for a...

    Reading and studying literature

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    Reading and studying literature Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: The Open University/Karen Parker
    Intermediate level Duration 600 hours Updated 16 Mar 2017 Register by 14 Sep 2017
    This module will introduce you to the study of English literature by looking at a...

    MA English part 1

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    MA English part 1 Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: The Open University/Karen Parker
    Advanced level Duration 1200 hours Updated 16 Mar 2017 Register by 21 Sep 2017
    Expand on your previous study and prepare for your dissertation through an...

    The arts past and present

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    The arts past and present Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Beauneveu: Giraudon/The Bridgeman Art Library; Kandinsky: © The Art Institute of Chicago. © ADAGP, Paris and DACS, London 2012
    Introductory level Duration 600 hours Updated 16 Mar 2017 Register by 14 Sep 2017
    Study a broad range of arts subject areas (from history to philosophy, music to...
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