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Year of the Rabbit: Chinese New Year audio icon

Languages

Year of the Rabbit: Chinese New Year

兔年快乐!tǔ nián kuài lè! Happy Chinese New Year of the rabbit! Why not learn how to say some Chinese New Year’s greetings to celebrate Chinese New Year?

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5 mins
What's creative about creative writing? audio icon

History & The Arts

What's creative about creative writing?

Can creativity be taught? How far can you be creative when translating other people's work? Listen to translators, authors and creative writing teachers as they explore these and other questions of creativity.

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30 mins
Los sonidos del Español en su historia audio icon

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Los sonidos del Español en su historia

Se presenta a continuación una selección de textos correspondientes a distintas etapas de la historia de la lengua española, a partir de los cuales se puede observar su evolución.

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15 mins
How Spanish sounded across its history audio icon

Languages

How Spanish sounded across its history

Listen to a selection of texts from different periods of the history of Spanish and see how the language has evolved.

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15 mins
Ambridge accents: How The Archers use accent to depict class audio icon

Languages

Ambridge accents: How The Archers use accent to depict class

The characters in the world's longest running soap opera tell you who they are whenever they talk. Pour yourself a glass of Tumble Tussock and Rob Drummond will explain.

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5 mins
Keep the quotes straight and the puns sharp: The creativity of translation audio icon

Languages

Keep the quotes straight and the puns sharp: The creativity of translation

Professor Jeremy Munday, and professional translators Jutta Schettler and Jamie Bulloch talk about creativity in translation.

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6 mins
Writing across cultures audio icon

History & The Arts

Writing across cultures

Xiaolu Guo explains how she approached her novel, A Concise Chinese–English Dictionary for Lovers - making creativity work across the English and Chinese languages

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8 mins
How can statistics bring dead languages back to life? audio icon

Science, Maths & Technology

How can statistics bring dead languages back to life?

Languages long unspoken are being brought back to life through statistical models.

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5 mins
Reeta Chakrabarti on language and culture audio icon

Languages

Reeta Chakrabarti on language and culture

Schools in Birmingham and Kolkata; time as a student in Oxford and France - growing up, Reeta Chakrabarti was exposed to a lot of cultures and languages. In this short interview, she shares some of her experiences of language growing up, and explains how language can be a gateway to new experiences.

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5 mins
Bon départ: beginners’ French second edition audio icon

Languages

Bon départ: beginners’ French second edition

What’s the difference between formal and informal greetings in French? How do people in Paris discuss their daily routines? This second edition of Bon départ contains a variety of short conversations covering topics as varied as ordering a meal in a restaurant or visiting a flat for sale. The following audio, video and slideshow collection was ...

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28 mins
Rundblick: beginners' German second edition audio icon

Languages

Rundblick: beginners' German second edition

How do you discuss the weather or make a hotel reservation in German? This second edition of Rundblick: beginners' German contains a variety of short conversations covering topics as varied as healthy eating and recommending restaurants. The following audio and video collection was devised for those beginning to learn German and touches upon ...

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33 mins
Portales: beginners' Spanish second edition audio icon

Languages

Portales: beginners' Spanish second edition

How do people greet each other and introduce themselves in Spanish? How do they talk about their lives or their everyday activities? This second edition of Portales: beginners' Spanish contains a variety of short conversations covering topics ranging from ordering a meal to discussing holiday plans.

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28 mins
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