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Get ready for beginners’ French free course icon Level Badge icon

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Get ready for beginners’ French

When you hear people speaking French, do you wish you could join the conversation? Do you feel passionate about French culture and being more able to immerse yourself in it? Or do you have an opportunity to work in a French-speaking country? There are lots of reasons for wanting to learn French, so if you have decided that now is the time for ...

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24 hrs
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Introduction to Ukrainian language and culture

Building on the experience developed since the launch of the Open Centre for Languages and Cultures, this free short course provides an introduction to Ukrainian languages and culture. This course is for everybody who is interested in finding out about Ukraine and its people and wants to get a first insight into its rich cultural heritage. ...

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25 hrs
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Messaging apps – paying attention and timing it right

How do we get it right? Caroline Tagg explains the importance of timing and attention in managing our mobile conversations through apps such as WhatsApp.

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Messaging apps – managing relationships at a distance

Mobile phones introduced messaging into our lives, so how do we manage relationships with the expectation we are constantly available? Caroline Tagg explains how people craft messages to keep people close, but not too close.

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Messaging apps – staying connected and in control with mobile messaging

In our increasingly fast-paced busy lives, how do people keep on top of constant messages on mobile phones? Caroline Tagg explains the strategies we use to stay in control of our phone use and manage our ‘mobile conversations’.

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Climate of fear: culture of hope

Why are language, literature and culture so important for combatting the climate crisis? Dr Philip Seargeant explores this question in this article and animations.

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How do we learn language?

Children seem equally able to acquire any one of the 7000 or so languages they could be born into – how do they do it and what makes our species uniquely prepared to learn language? Paul lbbotson talks about this remarkable part of our human nature

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"I was so depressed yesterday..." - or were you?

Using phrases relating to mental health to add drama to your conversation can have unintended consequences, warns Zsofia Demjen.

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The future of emojis

It's World Emoji Day on 17 July, but with communications technology developing so rapidly, what’s likely to be the future for this colourful cast of characters? Philip Seargeant – Senior Lecturer in Applied Linguistics – explores the possibilities.

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AI matters

Artificial Intelligence (AI) represents great opportunity, but also significant disruption for modern societies and cultures. This free online short course investigates the historical, ethical and social issues surrounding this technology. It is aimed at people interested in understanding where this technology has come from, the kinds of ...

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6 hrs
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The Goldlist method: Learning vocabulary by writing it down

Are you struggling with a foreign language? Tired of flashcards and memorising glossaries? If so, the Goldlist method may help, all you need is a notebook and a pen!

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Describing language

This free course introduces you to the basics of describing language. Using examples from English, you’ll learn how words are built, how they fit together to make sentences, and what labels like noun, verb and adjective mean. You’ll see how language patterns in regular ways and how the meaning of a sentence is more than the sum of its parts. ...

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24 hrs