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European Day of Languages Quiz: Simple version

European Day of Languages Quiz: Simple version
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 20 Aug 2013
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Language of Poverty

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Language of Poverty Copyrighted image Credit: kondyukandrey/iStock photo
Introductory level Updated 06 Mar 2013
In this audio, The Open University's Gerry Mooney discusses the language used to describe poverty in the UK with columnist and writer, Owen Jones...

The Language of Poverty

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The Language of Poverty Copyrighted image Credit: Copyrighted Image. Used with permission
Introductory level Duration 35 mins Updated 28 Feb 2013
The language used to describe poverty in the UK has a vital bearing on how welfare policy is implemented, and how policies are perceived by the...

A short history of (mis)representing poverty

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A short history of (mis)representing poverty Copyrighted image Credit: Homer Sykes
Introductory level Updated 10 Dec 2012
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The History of English in Ten Minutes

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The History of English in Ten Minutes Copyrighted image Credit: 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 scientists finally get round to naming sexual body parts? Voiced by Clive...

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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Imagery and metaphor

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Imagery and metaphor Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University 2009
Introductory level Duration 50 mins Updated 18 Sep 2009
How do you address problematic issues at work? This album reveals more creative ways to solve problems, other than relying on rational techniques...

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 30 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 15 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...