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The Great Fall: A personal perspective, before and after article icon

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The Great Fall: A personal perspective, before and after

A personal take on experiences before and after the Berlin Wall fell from an Open University lecturer in Classical Studies. 

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5 mins
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Beginners’ Chinese: a taster course

Learn about Mandarin Chinese as a tool for communication and gain insights into Chinese society and culture. This free course, Beginners’ Chinese: a taster course, provides a brief introduction to the Chinese language, its scripts and sounds, and how words are formed. You will hear short conversations where people greet each other and introduce ...

Free course
4 hrs
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Getting started with Chinese 1

Have you always wanted to learn how to speak Mandarin Chinese? Are you fascinated by the sound, the script and its ancient civilisation? If so, this introduction will get you started on the essentials of reading, writing, speaking and listening in Chinese through a variety of online activities. A perfect introduction for absolute ...

Free course
8 hrs
Hearing Race: Can language use lead to racism? article icon

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Hearing Race: Can language use lead to racism?

A new branch of the study of language seeks to explore the links between the language we use and the racial differences we experience. Can language have a race? In this article, Mel Green explores the links between race and language.

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10 mins
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Teaching Spanish pronunciation

Welcome to this free course Teaching Spanish pronunciation.This short course is aimed at teachers of Spanish working in the United Kingdom who wish to extend their theoretical knowledge on teaching Spanish pronunciation. It offers ideas and practical skills that can be used in the classroom, be that virtual or face-to-face. This course will ...

Free course
15 hrs
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What kind of sharer are you?

As social media platforms become more and more popular, it’s become common to share everyday moments from our lives with friends and strangers alike. Has social media changed the way we share grief?

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10 mins
The Special Adviser’s Tale, or Political Storytelling in the Time of Covid article icon

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The Special Adviser’s Tale, or Political Storytelling in the Time of Covid

When Dominic Cummings broke the COVID-19 lockdown rules, how did the attempts to 'change the narrative' by Cummings and the government defy the logic of storytelling?

Article
10 mins
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Public health communication during a pandemic

We've all seen the government slogans 'Stay home' and 'Stay Alert' but are these effective? Dr Korina Giaxoglou explores the three main elements to the design of ‘good’ public health messaging.

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10 mins
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The impact of COVID-19 on linguists and their mental health

The coronavirus pandemic of 2020 has impacted on every area of our lives. Severine Hubscher-Davidson explores what the mental health impact of coronavirus among linguists can tell us about the mental health impact of coronavirus in society.

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10 mins
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Why has English taken over academia?

If English is globally squeezing out teaching in local languages, the fault isn't with the language but with economics. Anna Kristina Hultgren and Elizabeth J. Erling explain.

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5 mins
How to learn a language free course icon level 1: introductory icon Badge icon

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How to learn a language

Learn about the concepts and skills required to learn languages successfully. This free course, How to learn a language, introduces the skills and strategies for language learning, setting realistic goals when learning languages and keeping motivated, practise speaking skills and vocabulary learning strategies. It will enable you to evaluate ...

Free course
24 hrs
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Education & Development

English: skills for learning

Develop the English reading and writing skills needed for university success.

Free course
24 hrs