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Busting the language-learning myths

Updated Friday, 25 October 2013
Have you ever thought about learning a language but somehow talked yourself out of doing so? Bust some myths and discover the advantages of language-learning.

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To play: Select a myth, read the testimonials from our mythbusters and then listen to the 'View from the OU' (accessed from the right-hand side of the screen).

An example set of the myths to be busted on a table top Select the image to start busting those language-learning myths!

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Image credits:

Morning table with laptop and breakfast © Nyul | Snowy mountain © Zw568 | White cliffs of Dover © Filip Fuxa | Spain map © Marcio Silva | Italy map © Marcio Silva | Backpack on the beach © Remus Grigore | Business man holding briefcase © Andres Rodriguez | Colouful map of South America © Orionna | Chennai, India map  © Pontus Edenberg | Languages books © Alfredo Ragazzoni | Paris map © Gvictoria |


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