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Everyday English for Construction and Engineering 2 free course icon

Languages 

Everyday English for Construction and Engineering 2

This free course, adapted for the construction and engineering sector, will develop and improve your speaking and listening, reading and writing skills for your work, everyday life and further studies.

Free course
48 hrs
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Everyday English 1

This free course, Everyday English 1, will develop and improve your essential speaking and listening, reading and writing skills for work, study and everyday life.

Free course
48 hrs
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Languages 

Everyday English 2

This free course, Everyday English 2, will inspire you to improve your current English skills and help you to communicate more effectively in everyday work and life.

Free course
48 hrs
Everyday English for Health and Social Care and Education Support 1 free course icon

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Everyday English for Health and Social Care and Education Support 1

This free course, Everyday English for Health and Social Care and Education Support 1, will develop and improve your essential speaking and listening, reading and writing skills for work, study and everyday life.

Free course
48 hrs
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Beginners’ German: Food and drink free course icon Level

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Beginners’ German: Food and drink

This free course, Beginners' German: Food and drink, provides materials that support the development of listening, reading, writing and speaking skills. The content focuses on food, restaurants and eating habits. The course also gives examples of how grammar, vocabulary, cultural aspects and study skills are taught by the OU in the Beginners' German module.

Free course
6 hrs
A brief history of communication: hieroglyphics to emojis free course icon Level

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A brief history of communication: hieroglyphics to emojis

This free course, A brief history of communication: hieroglyphics to emojis, is an introduction to the history of writing, and the key role it plays in human communication. It tracks this history from the invention of writing around 5500 years ago to the mass popularity of emojis today.

Free course
5 hrs
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Creative writing and critical reading

This free course, Creative writing and critical reading, explores the importance of reading as part of a creative writer’s development at the postgraduate level. You will gain inspiration and ideas from examining other writers’ methods, as well as enhancing your critical reading skills. Examples will cover the genres of fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry and scriptwriting.  

Free course
8 hrs
Intermediate French: Understanding spoken French free course icon Level

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Intermediate French: Understanding spoken French

This free course, Intermediate French: Understanding spoken French, is aimed at intermediate learners of French with an interest in language and culture. It is designed to develop your understanding of spoken French through six video portraits of people living in the Touraine region in France and in Brussels in Belgium. It introduces you to naturally spoken language, and gives clear advice on how to use authentic video resources as a useful and enjoyable learning tool. Through completing various activities you will improve your active use of the language, and develop the confidence to access further audio-visual resources and take your French studies to a higher level.

Free course
6 hrs
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Paratoi aseiniadau

Efallai y byddwch yn teimlo ar goll pan gewch eich aseiniad cyntaf ond peidiwch â phoeni, nid oes disgwyl i chi wneud gwaith perffaith o'r cychwyn cyntaf. Nid oes un ffordd gywir o ysgrifennu aseiniad. Fodd bynnag, mae rhai egwyddorion a phrosesau cyffredin a fydd yn eich helpu i gadw ar y trywydd cywir wrth ei lunio. Yn yr uned hon byddwch yn dysgu sut i ysgrifennu eich aseiniadau’n effeithiol.

Free course
10 hrs
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Intermediate Spanish: Cities with history free course icon Level

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Intermediate Spanish: Cities with history

In this free course, Intermediate Spanish: Cities with history, you will learn about the history of Spain and the important place of Arab and Jewish cultures in Spanish history. You will study a number of language points to help you talk about history and will write descriptive texts using a variety of stylistic devices.

Free course
5 hrs
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Communication, management and your own context free course icon Level

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Communication, management and your own context

In management the ability to communicate clearly and confidently is of key importance. This free course, Communication, management and your own context, looks at the role of language in management communication, and helps you identify areas of English language you may need to develop for work or when studying for a management qualification such as an MBA. It includes reading, writing, listening and speaking activities based on material related to the field of management, and encourages you to relate these to your own work context.

Free course
8 hrs
Translation as a career free course icon Level

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Translation as a career

This free course explores translation as a career. During the course you will meet professional translators discussing their work and reflect on what they say. You will ------ your own language level and find out how translators maintain their language skills. You will also engage in a short translation activity.

Free course
4 hrs
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