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  • 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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    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?

    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 Creative commons image 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...

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    10 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    15 Oct 2014

  • Outside the Book

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    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

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

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    10 Jul 2014

  • OU on the BBC: The Secret Life of Books

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    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

    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

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    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

    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 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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    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,...

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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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    Introductory level Duration 20 mins Updated 22 Jun 2011
    Where did the phrase ‘a wolf in sheep’s clothing’ come from? And when did...
  • Day 10 - Plain English Day

    By The OpenLearn team

    As we approach the season where families and friends get together to talk, talk, talk, we delve into the world of...

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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    08 Dec 2010

  • Day 10 - Plain English Day

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    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 08 Dec 2010
    As we approach the season where families and friends get together to talk, talk, talk, we delve into the world of gobbledygook to commemorate Plain English...
  • It was a dark and stormy night: The rise of Gothic fiction

    By Dr Stephanie Forward

    Are you a fan of ‘Frankenstein’ or a devotee of ‘Dracula’? Do you shiver at the graveyard scene in ‘Great...

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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    26 Oct 2010

  • It was a dark and stormy night: The rise of Gothic fiction

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    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 26 Oct 2010
    Are you a fan of ‘Frankenstein’ or a devotee of ‘Dracula’? Do you shiver at the graveyard scene in ‘Great Expectations’? Explore the surge of Gothic fiction,...

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  • 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

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    Intermediate level Duration 1 hour Updated 15 Aug 2016
    In this free course, Paraphrasing text, you will focus on the process of turning...
  • 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:

    24 Mar 2016

  • English grammar in context

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    Advanced level Duration 15 hours Updated 24 Mar 2016
    What are the differences between spoken and written English? Is use of grammar...
  • 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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    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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    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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    5 hours

    Level: 2 Intermediate

    Updated on:

    14 Mar 2016

  • Business English: Researching a new location

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    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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    5 hours

    Level: 2 Intermediate

    Updated on:

    11 Mar 2016

  • Business English: Presenting the decision

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    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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    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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    9 hours

    Level: 2 Intermediate

    Updated on:

    09 Mar 2016

  • Exploring the English language

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    Intermediate level Duration 9 hours Updated 09 Mar 2016
    How has the English language changed over the course of the last 500 years? What...
  • Learning a second language

    In this free course, Learning a second language, we will consider how students learn how to make meaning through learning additional languages...

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    4 hours

    Level: 3 Advanced

    Updated on:

    04 Mar 2016

  • Learning a second language

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    Advanced level Duration 4 hours Updated 04 Mar 2016
    In this free course, Learning a second language, we will consider how students...
  • 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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    Introductory level Duration 5 hours Updated 17 Feb 2016
    Even if you feel confident using English in everyday situations, studying in...

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    Certificate of Higher Education in Humanities

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    Certificate of Higher Education in Humanities Copyrighted image Icon Copyrighted image Copyright: Dreamstime
    Duration 1200 hours Updated 18 Jan 2017
    Why study the arts? Apart from sheer enjoyment, these subjects give you an...

    BA (Honours) English Literature

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    Duration 3600 hours Updated 18 Jan 2017
    English literature is a broad and accessible subject that is important in its own...

    BA (Honours) English Language and Literature

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    BA (Honours) English Language and Literature
    Duration 3600 hours Updated 18 Jan 2017
    This degree course offers a stimulating and wide-ranging introduction to English...

    BA (Honours) Language Studies

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    BA (Honours) Language Studies
    Duration 3600 hours Updated 18 Jan 2017
    Learning a language and about how languages work, including the English language,...

    Diploma of Higher Education in Language Studies

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    Diploma of Higher Education in Language Studies
    Duration 2400 hours Updated 18 Jan 2017
    The Diploma of Higher Education in Language Studies aims to equip you with the...

    MA English part 1

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    MA English part 1 Copyrighted image Icon Copyrighted image Copyright: The Open University/Karen Parker
    Advanced level Duration 1200 hours Updated 18 Jan 2017 Register by 21 Sep 2017
    Expand on your previous study and prepare for your dissertation through an...

    English for academic purposes online

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    Introductory level Duration 300 hours Updated 18 Jan 2017 Register by 14 Sep 2017
    Develop the specific language skills you need for successful academic study in...

    Reading and studying literature

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    Intermediate level Duration 600 hours Updated 18 Jan 2017 Register by 14 Sep 2017
    This module will introduce you to the study of English literature by looking at a...

    Worlds of English

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    Worlds of English
    Intermediate level Duration 600 hours Updated 18 Jan 2017 Register by 14 Sep 2017
    This course looks at the history, diversity, and use of English around the world...

    Arts and languages Access module

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    Introductory level Duration 300 hours Updated 18 Jan 2017 Register by 14 Sep 2017
    Increase your confidence, improve your study skills, and prepare yourself for a...
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