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  • Introducing language and creativity

    Our short video gives a brief introduction to creativity - and explores its links with language.

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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    11 Dec 2017

  • Introducing language and creativity

    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 11 Dec 2017
    Our short video gives a brief introduction to creativity - and explores its links with language.
  • English Loanwords – Interactive World Map

    By Dr Michelle Lawson

    Explore the fascinating origins of some words in the English language with this interactive world map. Simply select...

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    Activity

    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    25 Oct 2017

  • English Loanwords – Interactive World Map

    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 25 Oct 2017
    Explore the fascinating origins of some words in the English language with this interactive world map. Simply select the book items to uncover the word and...
  • Does poor spelling really make President Trump unfit for office? Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: Office of the President of the United States
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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    21 Sep 2017

  • Does poor spelling really make President Trump unfit for office?

    Does poor spelling really make President Trump unfit for office? Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: Office of the President of the United States
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 21 Sep 2017
    It's not an unpresidented question - should poor spelling be a bar to high office? Philip Seargeant wants us to wake up and smell the covfefe.
  • Why is Donald Trump a challenge for translators? Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: Andrea Hanks

    Why is Donald Trump a challenge for translators?

    By Severine Hubscher-Davidson

    It can sometimes be hard to follow the flow of Donald Trump's unique approach to the English language. Have sympathy,...

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    Article

    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    25 Aug 2017

  • Why is Donald Trump a challenge for translators?

    Why is Donald Trump a challenge for translators? Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: Andrea Hanks
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 25 Aug 2017
    It can sometimes be hard to follow the flow of Donald Trump's unique approach to the English language. Have sympathy, pleads Severine Hubscher-Davidson,...
  • How Brexit Is Giving Rise To A New Wave Of Language Wars Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Rytis Daukantas
    Article

    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    04 Aug 2017

  • How Brexit Is Giving Rise To A New Wave Of Language Wars

    How Brexit Is Giving Rise To A New Wave Of Language Wars Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Rytis Daukantas
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 04 Aug 2017
    Language is political, as Brexit and Trump demonstrate
  • What can emoji teach us about human civilization?

    By Dr Philip Seargeant

    Is emoji another example of the dumbing-down of our language and culture or is there a more educational purpose to...

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    Article

    15 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    18 Jul 2017

  • What can emoji teach us about human civilization?

    Introductory level Duration 15 mins Updated 18 Jul 2017
    Is emoji another example of the dumbing-down of our language and culture or is there a more educational purpose to the little pictures used to communicate?
  • Why has English taken over academia? Creative commons image Icon ChristianMcCarthy under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license

    Why has English taken over academia?

    By Elizabeth J Erling, Dr Anna Kristina Hultgren

    If English is globally squeezing out teaching in local languages, the fault isn't with the language but with...

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    Article

    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    13 Apr 2017

  • Why has English taken over academia?

    Why has English taken over academia? Creative commons image Icon ChristianMcCarthy under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 13 Apr 2017
    If English is globally squeezing out teaching in local languages, the fault isn't with the language but with economics. Anna Kristina Hultgren and...
  • The Language of Brexit Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Rytis Daukantas

    The Language of Brexit

    By Dr Graeme Davis

    Dr Graeme Davis discusses the etymology of the word 'Brexit'.  

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    Article

    10 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    05 Jan 2017

  • The Language of Brexit

    The Language of Brexit Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Rytis Daukantas
    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 05 Jan 2017
    Dr Graeme Davis discusses the etymology of the word 'Brexit'.  
  • OpenLearn Live: 14th December 2016 Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: Priwo

    OpenLearn Live: 14th December 2016

    By The OpenLearn team

    Why are decisions about oil production made in a country without a significant oil industry?; how Podesta's emails...

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    Updated on:

    14 Dec 2016

  • OpenLearn Live: 14th December 2016

    OpenLearn Live: 14th December 2016 Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: Priwo
    Updated 14 Dec 2016
    Why are decisions about oil production made in a country without a significant oil industry?; how Podesta's emails were phished, and A poet reads her...
  • Is Brexit going to unseat English as the lingua franca? Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: Al-Mut

    Is Brexit going to unseat English as the lingua franca?

    By Dr Ingrid Piller

    With the monoglot Brits no longer trotting in to Brussels, will English start to loosen its grip on the EU - and...

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    Article

    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    01 Jul 2016

  • Is Brexit going to unseat English as the lingua franca?

    Is Brexit going to unseat English as the lingua franca? Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: Al-Mut
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 01 Jul 2016
    With the monoglot Brits no longer trotting in to Brussels, will English start to loosen its grip on the EU - and beyond?

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  • English: skills for learning

    English: skills for learning, is a free course for anybody who is thinking of studying for a university degree and would like to develop the...

    Learn: English: skills for learning more

    Free course

    24 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    03 Jan 2018

  • English: skills for learning

    English: skills for learning Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: © PepitolPhotos/Istockphoto.com
    Introductory level Duration 24 hours Updated 03 Jan 2018
    English: skills for learning, is a free course for anybody who is thinking of...
  • Language and creativity

    This free course is an introduction to the relationship between language and creativity, to the roles that linguistic creativity plays in culture...

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    Free course

    8 hours

    Level: 2 Intermediate

    Updated on:

    07 Feb 2017

  • Language and creativity

    Language and creativity
    Intermediate level Duration 8 hours Updated 07 Feb 2017
    This free course is an introduction to the relationship between language and...
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