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Could you be a super linguist?

Whether you are monolingual or speak more than one language, test your linguist skills with our short quiz and see how many languages you correctly identify.

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A brief introduction to the Chinese education system

This article outlines the structure of the Chinese education system and the study hours expected at a Chinese school. 

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12 famous Confucius quotes on education and learning

What's your favourite Confucius quote on education and learning? Look at these examples and let us know what you think by voting in our poll. 

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Getting started with Italian 3

In this free course, Getting started with Italian 3, you will learn and practise how to make enquiries about travel times using the 12-hour and 24-hour clock. You'll also have the opportunity to learn about the Tuscan Archipelago and about ferry services in Italy. The course also explores the Italian rail network and you'll learn vocabulary for talking about different types of train. The course offers interactive activities which will allow you to practise your listening and speaking skills, and there are quizzes so that you can test your learning.

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8 hrs
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Open Centre for Languages and Cultures

The Open Centre for Languages and Cultures: your learning hub for communication in an interconnected world.

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The history of Spanish in about six minutes

How old is Spanish? Where do words like siesta, cerveza or paella come from? What languages have influenced Spanish the most? 

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5 mins