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Intermediate French: Holiday plans free course icon level 2: intermediate icon

Languages

Intermediate French: Holiday plans

This free course, Intermediate French: Holiday plans, is taken from Ouverture, a language course that concentrates on French as a tool for communication, but it also provides some insights into French society and culture through authentic printed, audio and video materials. The course will be of interest to all those who want to improve their ...

Free course
20 hrs
Getting started with Chinese 2 free course icon level 1: introductory icon

Languages

Getting started with Chinese 2

Have you always wanted to speak Mandarin Chinese? Have you even started learning a few basic words and expressions? If so, this course will give you more essentials of reading, writing, speaking and listening through a variety of online activities. A perfect online short course to develop further the skills needed to speak and understand simple ...

Free course
8 hrs
Year of the Rat: Chinese New Year article icon

Languages

Year of the Rat: Chinese New Year

Happy Year of the Rat. Why not learn how to write and pronounce basic Chinese words to celebrate Chinese New Year?

Article
5 mins
Why do call centre staff use your name all the time, Chris? article icon

Money & Business

Why do call centre staff use your name all the time, Chris?

Chris, if you've had to deal with a call centre you might have noticed they use your name a lot. Do you know, Chris, why they do this? Well, Chris, The OU's Anna Kristina Hultgren has investigated. Putting you through now, Chris.

Article
5 mins
Catalan resurgent: how a language has gone from ban to boom article icon

Languages

Catalan resurgent: how a language has gone from ban to boom

Cruelly supressed during the Franco regime, the Catalan language is experiencing a revival - and bringing a sense of pride with it.

Article
5 mins
“Beagán ar bheagán: Pobal Teanga Faoi Bhláth” - Athbheochan na Gaeilge ó thuaidh i ré Chomhaontú Aoine an Chéasta article icon

Languages

“Beagán ar bheagán: Pobal Teanga Faoi Bhláth” - Athbheochan na Gaeilge ó thuaidh i ré Chomhaontú Aoine an Chéasta

What was the effect of The Good Friday Agreement on the Irish language? Dr Pádraig Ó Tiarnaigh traces the language's history and recent revival.

Article
5 mins
Sofas, car seats and toilet seats: where are your tweets read? article icon

Languages

Sofas, car seats and toilet seats: where are your tweets read?

@FRosellAguilar is an avid Twitter user who one day tweeted the public a very important question; "where do you engage with Twitter? "  From the bathroom toilet to driving - nowhere is excluded when it comes to Twitter.

Article
5 mins
A very brief history of AI article icon

Digital & Computing

A very brief history of AI

When was artificial intelligence (AI) first developed? This article looks at the first wave of AI - in particular ELIZA, one of the very first chatbots.

Article
5 mins
From boom to bust: the AI winter article icon

Digital & Computing

From boom to bust: the AI winter

This article explains perceptrons and what this had to do with an AI hiatus from the late 1960s.

Article
5 mins
Large language models - the chatty computer article icon

Digital & Computing

Large language models - the chatty computer

Chat GPT is a large language-model based chatbot but is the information it gives accurate? This article looks at the limitations of this advanced open artificial intelligence.

Article
5 mins
Tips for using a large language model article icon

Digital & Computing

Tips for using a large language model

How should you use Chat GPT and other language models for work, study and life? This article gives you eight top tips for using this sort of artificial intelligence.

Article
5 mins
Year of the Dragon: Lunar New Year article icon

Languages

Year of the Dragon: Lunar New Year

Happy Year of the Dragon! Learn more about what this year means and how to say some traditional New Year greetings to celebrate.

Article
5 mins