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Human trafficking: Modern day slavery?

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Human trafficking: Modern day slavery? Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University 2010
Introductory level Duration 15 mins Updated 24 Oct 2010
The phrase "human trafficking" conjures up shocking images of modern slavery, abuse and victims. But are people who have been trafficked...

Darwin and language diversity

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Darwin and language diversity Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University 2009
Introductory level Duration 30 mins Updated 09 Nov 2009
Can Darwin's theory of evolution be applied to languages? If so what are the analogues for natural selection and species diversification? What...

TESSA: Using Appropriate Language

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TESSA: Using Appropriate Language Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University 2008
Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 24 Dec 2008
In many classrooms there will be pupils who do not speak the language of the local community or the language of the classroom. These two dramas...

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Viento en popa: upper intermediate Spanish

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Viento en popa: upper intermediate Spanish Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University 2008
Intermediate level Duration 30 mins Updated 03 Sep 2008
This is the first course in the University’s Diploma in Spanish. It extends the language skills developed in previous intermediate and introductory...

A Buen Puerto: Fast Forward in Spanish

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A Buen Puerto: Fast Forward in Spanish Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University 2008
Advanced level Duration 1 hour 45 mins Updated 03 Sep 2008
This is an advanced-level course using a variety of authentic materials from Spain and Latin America to improve your language skills and knowledge...

Challenge of the Social Sciences

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Challenge of the Social Sciences Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University 2008
Introductory level Duration 1 hour 30 mins Updated 30 May 2008
This course focuses on two interlinked issues: the philosophical questions that arise in social science research, and research methods. Social...

Ouverture: Intermediate French

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Ouverture: Intermediate French Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University 2008
Introductory level Duration 15 mins Updated 26 May 2008
This course revises and consolidates your knowledge of French and teaches more advanced language skills whilst offering insights into many aspects...

Motive: Upper Intermediate German

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Motive: Upper Intermediate German Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University 2008
Intermediate level Duration 10 mins Updated 26 May 2008
This course extends language skills and cultural knowledge. By working with authentic material from German-speaking countries, you will learn how...

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Exploring psychology

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Exploring psychology Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University / Karen Parker Updated content
Intermediate level Duration 600 hours Updated 24 Oct 2014 Register by 08 Jan 2015
This thorough overview of psychology introduces biological, social, and cognitive psychologies – exploring areas relevant to your daily life such...

Cognitive psychology

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Cognitive psychology Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University/Karen Parker Updated content
Advanced level Duration 600 hours Updated 24 Oct 2014 Register by 08 Jan 2015
How does memory work? How do we understand language? How do we think? Examine theories, evidence, arguments and methods of cognitive psychology,...

Variationen: advanced German

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Variationen: advanced German Copyrighted image Credit: Dreamstime Updated content
Advanced level Duration 600 hours Updated 24 Oct 2014 Register by 08 Jan 2015
Extend your German language skills – speaking, listening, reading and writing – develop your knowledge of contemporary German culture, and complete...

Motive: upper intermediate German

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Motive: upper intermediate German Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University/Karen Parker Updated content
Intermediate level Duration 600 hours Updated 24 Oct 2014 Register by 10 Sep 2015
Extend your German language skills and cultural knowledge with this upper intermediate course, which includes a residential week in Germany (or...

Exploring languages and cultures

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Exploring languages and cultures Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University / Karen Parker Updated content
Introductory level Duration 300 hours Updated 24 Oct 2014 Register by 10 Sep 2015
This module introduces key concepts relating to languages, language learning and plurilingualism. You will develop intercultural skills and...