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Getting started with French 1 free course icon Level

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...

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6 hrs
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Beginners’ Italian: food and drink free course icon Level

Languages

Beginners’ Italian: food and drink

This free course, Beginners' Italian: food and drink, focuses on buying drinks and snacks in an Italian café, as well as on greeting and introducing yourself in Italian. It does not require any previous knowledge of Italian.

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4 hrs
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Getting started with French 3 free course icon Level

Languages

Getting started with French 3

In this course you will learn how to ask for directions in French. Along the way, you will build up your vocabulary so little by little you will be able to have more complex conversations and understand more French language in a variety of different scenarios.This OpenLearn course is an extract from the beginning of the Open Centre for Languages...

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6 hrs
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Intermediate Italian: describing people free course icon Level

Languages

Intermediate Italian: describing people

This free course, Intermediate Italian: describing people, requires some basic knowledge of Italian. It focuses on describing both physical appearance and personality, as well as on developing listening skills and work on pronunciation.

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8 hrs
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Languages

Everyday English 2

This free course, Everyday English 2, will inspire you to improve your current English skills and help you to communicate more effectively in everyday work and life.

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48 hrs
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Understanding language and learning

Learning is understood broadly as any kind of activity, whether in a formal or informal context, that enhances an individual’s knowledge or skills in one way or another. The relationship between language and learning is approached in three ways: learning a language, learning about language and learning through language. This free course, ...

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10 hrs
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Beginners’ Spanish: food and drink free course icon Level

Languages

Beginners’ Spanish: food and drink

Do you want to improve your language skills and communicate more easily and effectively in Spanish? This free course, Beginners’ Spanish: food and drink, focuses on buying and ordering food and drink at a restaurant or bar. You will be able to use some basic vocabulary relating to food, drinks, meals, quantities and measures. In this OpenLearn ...

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6 hrs
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Communication, management and your own context free course icon Level

Languages

Communication, management and your own context

In management the ability to communicate clearly and confidently is of key importance. This free course, Communication, management and your own context, looks at the role of language in management communication, and helps you identify areas of English language you may need to develop for work or when studying for a management qualification such ...

Free course
8 hrs
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Англійська у світі сьогодні free course icon Level

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
Everyday English 1 free course icon Level

Languages

Everyday English 1

This free course, Everyday English 1, will develop and improve your essential speaking and listening, reading and writing skills for work, study and everyday life.

Free course
48 hrs
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Getting started with Spanish 1 free course icon Level

Languages

Getting started with Spanish 1

If you want to learn a new language for work or for leisure, this free course will introduce you to one of the most widely spoken languages in the world – Spanish. Whether this is the first time that you are learning Spanish, or you have already picked up some words and phrases from travelling across the Spanish-speaking world, this course ...

Free course
8 hrs
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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