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Getting started with Spanish 2 free course icon level 1: introductory icon

Languages

Getting started with Spanish 2

This free course is your next step to continue your journey learning Spanish, one of the most widely spoken languages in the world. You should have some knowledge of Spanish, either because you have studied Getting started with Spanish 1 or because you have learned Spanish elsewhere. In this free course you will work with audio and ...

Free course
6 hrs
Getting started on ancient Greek free course icon level 1: introductory icon

History & The Arts

Getting started on ancient Greek

This free course, Getting started on ancient Greek, offers a taster of the ancient Greek world through the study of one of its most distinctive and enduring features: its language.The course approaches the language methodically, starting with the alphabet and effective ways to memorise it, before building up to complete Greek words and sentences...

Free course
16 hrs
АНГЛІЙСЬКА НА КОЖЕН ДЕНЬ free course icon level 1: introductory icon

Languages

АНГЛІЙСЬКА НА КОЖЕН ДЕНЬ

Чи хотіли б ви покращити своє поточне знання англійської або, можливо, згадати теми, які ви, скоріш за все, забули? Цей безкоштовний курс є гарною підготовкою до вивчення офіційного рівня English Essential Skills Level 1, який доступний в Уельсі. Незважаючи на те, що курс не охоплює всі аспекти сучасної навчальної програми English Essential ...

Free course
48 hrs
Getting started with Italian 1 free course icon level 1: introductory icon

Languages

Getting started with Italian 1

Are you fascinated by the Italian culture and lifestyle, cuisine, historic cities, art and beautiful landscapes? Have you always loved the sound and musicality of the Italian language? Perhaps you’ve visited an Italian city and wished you could chat with local people. Or maybe you would like to be able to read a menu, talk about yourself, or ...

Free course
8 hrs
Мови в дії free course icon level 1: introductory icon

Languages

Мови в дії

Кожному з нас у нашому робочому житті все частіше потрібно співпрацювати з людьми, що належать до інших культур або з тими, чия рідна мова є для нас іноземною. Або нам, можливо, доведеться поїхати в іншу країну та працювати у ролі іноземця самим. Цей безкоштовний курс «Мови у робочому житті» дасть змогу зрозуміти відмінності між культурами та ...

Free course
6 hrs
Teaching Spanish pronunciation free course icon level 1: introductory icon

Languages

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

Languages

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
Getting started with German 1 free course icon level 1: introductory icon

Languages

Getting started with German 1

Almost 100 million people speak German as their main language. Most of them live in Germany, Austria and Switzerland, making German one of the most widely-used languages in Europe. Although now associated with economic success and advances in science and technology, German has a long-standing reputation as the language of poets and thinkers, die...

Free course
6 hrs
AI matters free course icon level 1: introductory icon

Education & Development

AI matters

Artificial Intelligence (AI) represents great opportunity, but also significant disruption for modern societies and cultures. This free online short course investigates the historical, ethical and social issues surrounding this technology. It is aimed at people interested in understanding where this technology has come from, the kinds of ...

Free course
6 hrs
Англійська у світі сьогодні free course icon level 1: introductory icon

Languages

Англійська у світі сьогодні

Як англійська мова стала сьогодні справжньою глобальною силою? Цей безкоштовний курс «Англійська у сучасному світі» досліджує статус мови та її розмаїття на планеті. Він розглядає, як соціальні та політичні аспекти впливають на ставлення людей до англійської, а також на зв’язок між мовною спадщиною та почуттям власної ідентичності.

Free course
8 hrs
Getting started with French 1 free course icon level 1: introductory icon

Languages

Getting started with French 1

Whether you want to visit, work or live in a French-speaking environment, you will get more out of the experience if you can communicate effectively with people. In this short course you will begin to develop your reading and listening skills in French and learn to speak and write the language to communicate in everyday situations. You will...

Free course
6 hrs
Gaelic in modern Scotland free course icon level 1: introductory icon

Languages

Gaelic in modern Scotland

Modern Scotland is a multi-lingual country. Gaelic, Scots and English, along with newer introductions from Europe and beyond, all influence the way Scotland's people now speak to each other and to the rest of the world. Created with the positive encouragement of Bòrd na Gàidhlig and with support from BBC Alba, this free course, Gaelic in modern ...

Free course
15 hrs