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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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Intermediate German: The world of work free course icon Level

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Intermediate German: The world of work

This free course, Intermediate German: The world of work, concentrates on developing cultural knowledge and practical language skills in listening, speaking, reading, writing and interacting in a variety of situations.  The course will be of interest to anyone who wants to improve their language skills in order to communicate more easily and effectively in German. It focuses on talking about and reflecting on work and the development of professional lives in the future.

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8 hrs
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Beginners’ German: Food and drink free course icon Level

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Beginners’ German: Food and drink

This free course, Beginners' German: Food and drink, provides materials that support the development of listening, reading, writing and speaking skills. The content focuses on food, restaurants and eating habits. The course also gives examples of how grammar, vocabulary, cultural aspects and study skills are taught by the OU in the Beginners' German module.

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6 hrs
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Flipping the flipped: The Flipping German project at the OU article icon

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Flipping the flipped: The Flipping German project at the OU

How effective are nontraditional approaches in education, especially when it comes to languages? Dr Karina von Lindeiner-Stráský, Dr Ursula Stickler and Dr Susanne Winchester explore the 'Flipped Classroom' methodology. 

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Intermediate German: Understanding spoken German free course icon Level

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Intermediate German: Understanding spoken German

This free course, Intermediate German: Understanding spoken German, is aimed at intermediate learners of German with an interest in language and culture. The six-hour-course is designed to develop your understanding of spoken German through video portraits of people in the German cities of Hamburg and Passau. It introduces you to naturally spoken language, and gives clear advice on how to use video resources as a useful and enjoyable learning tool. Through completing varied activities you will improve your understanding and active use of the language, and develop the confidence to access further resources and take your German studies to a higher level.

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6 hrs
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German for travel: Test your skills activity icon

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German for travel: Test your skills

Test your German language skills as you immerse yourself on an interactive journey through Germany.

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Family Tree of the Habsburg dynasty

Check out our family tree showing relations of the Habsburg dynasty while exploring how arranged marriages increased the Habsburg's power. You'll learn some German words along the way!

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Beginners’ German: Places and people free course icon Level

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Beginners’ German: Places and people

Do you want to learn the basics of the German language? This free course, Beginners’ German: Places and people, will take you on a journey through German-speaking countries. You will read and hear about a range of places and people. This OpenLearn course will give you the opportunity to develop language skills which will help you to cope in a range of situations.

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5 hrs
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Advanced German: Regional landscapes free course icon Level

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Advanced German: Regional landscapes

German regions and landscapes, local traditions and the notion of Heimat are at the centre of this free course, Advanced German: Regional landscapes. You will describe images, make notes from a variety of sources, and write a short piece about the three-nations region around Lake Constance.

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15 hrs
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Biohotel: das Landgut Stober in Brandenburg video icon

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Biohotel: das Landgut Stober in Brandenburg

Exploring sustainable tourism with Michael Stober. This content is in German.

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15 mins
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Im Gespräch mit Jannis Androutsopoulos

In conversation with Hamburg University's Jannis Androutsopoulos. This content is in German.

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30 mins
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Methods in Motion: Inside Outsiders and Outside Insiders

In today’s 'Methods in Motion' blog, the ordeal of conducting research interviews in imperfect German is turned to advantage by Sara de Jong in trying to understand how participants identify as ‘insiders’ or ‘outsiders’.

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