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  • 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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    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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    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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    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?
  • How do you read a person their rights when English isn't their first language? Creative commons image Icon Steve Rhodes under Creative Commons BY-NC-ND 4.0 license

    How do you read a person their rights when English isn't their first language?

    By Dr Diana Eades

    A new set of guidelines offers law enforcement officers ways to ensure language skills aren't a bar to understanding...

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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    18 Feb 2016

  • How do you read a person their rights when English isn't their first language?

    How do you read a person their rights when English isn't their first language? Creative commons image Icon Steve Rhodes under Creative Commons BY-NC-ND 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 18 Feb 2016
    A new set of guidelines offers law enforcement officers ways to ensure language skills aren't a bar to understanding your rights when arrested.
  • Shakespeare Speaks Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: BBC Learning English

    Shakespeare Speaks

    Explore the English language through the phrases, plays and personality of William Shakespeare.

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    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    19 Jan 2016

  • Shakespeare Speaks

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    Shakespeare Speaks Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: BBC Learning English
    Introductory level Updated 19 Jan 2016
    Explore the English language through the phrases, plays and personality of William Shakespeare.
  • Is English squeezing out local languages in Uganda? Creative commons image Icon Adam Cohn under CC-BY-NC-ND licence under Creative-Commons license

    Is English squeezing out local languages in Uganda?

    By Judith Nakayiza, Medadi Ssentanda

    English is the official language of Uganda - but this shouldn't be at the expense of other languages, argues ...

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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    05 Nov 2015

  • Is English squeezing out local languages in Uganda?

    Is English squeezing out local languages in Uganda? Creative commons image Icon Adam Cohn under CC-BY-NC-ND licence under Creative-Commons license
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 05 Nov 2015
    English is the official language of Uganda - but this shouldn't be at the expense of other languages, argues Judith Nakayiza and Medadi Ssentanda.
  • 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:

    30 Jul 2015

  • Introducing language and creativity

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    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 30 Jul 2015
    Our short video gives a brief introduction to creativity - and explores its links with language.
  • Parlez-vous Eurovision? Creative commons image Icon Ngo Quang Minh under CC-BY-NC-2.0 licence under Creative-Commons license

    Parlez-vous Eurovision?

    By Fernando Rosell-Aguilar

    As English-language songs dominate the Eurovision Song Contest in its 60th anniversary, this article explores why so...

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    10 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    22 May 2015

  • Parlez-vous Eurovision?

    Parlez-vous Eurovision? Creative commons image Icon Ngo Quang Minh under CC-BY-NC-2.0 licence under Creative-Commons license
    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 22 May 2015
    As English-language songs dominate the Eurovision Song Contest in its 60th anniversary, this article explores why so many of the songs are sung in English.
  • Bridging and the English language Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: BBC

    Bridging and the English language

    By Dr Fiona Doloughan

    Dr Fiona Doloughan, lecturer in Literature and Creative Writing at The Open University, thinks the fact that English...

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    Article

    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    04 Jul 2014

  • Bridging and the English language

    Bridging and the English language Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: BBC
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 04 Jul 2014
    Dr Fiona Doloughan, lecturer in Literature and Creative Writing at The Open University, thinks the fact that English has become a bridging language has...

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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...

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    24 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    04 Apr 2017

  • English: skills for learning

    Free Course Free Course
    English: skills for learning Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: © PepitolPhotos/Istockphoto.com
    Introductory level Duration 24 hours Updated 04 Apr 2017
    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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    8 hours

    Level: 2 Intermediate

    Updated on:

    07 Feb 2017

  • Language and creativity

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