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  • Democracy in Catalonia, Spain

    By Andrew O'Cain

    In Catalonia, young people are questioning what democracy means and challenging the authority of the Spanish state.

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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    22 May 2019

  • Democracy in Catalonia, Spain

    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 22 May 2019
    In Catalonia, young people are questioning what democracy means and challenging the authority of the Spanish state.
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    Test your language skills: Spanish, French and Italian

    How are your language skills? Heading off on a trip to Spain, France or Italy and want to know how you'd fare getting by? Find out with our virtual, interactive adventures and test your language skills on the way!

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    10 mins

    Updated on:

    10 Sep 2018

  • Test your language skills: Spanish, French and Italian

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    Duration 10 mins Updated 10 Sep 2018
    How are your language skills? Heading off on a trip to Spain, France or Italy and want to know how you'd fare getting by? Find out with our virtual,...
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    Spanish for travel: Test your skills

    Test your Spanish language skills as you immerse yourself on an interactive journey through Spain.

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    15 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    06 Sep 2018

  • Spanish for travel: Test your skills

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    Introductory level Duration 15 mins Updated 06 Sep 2018
    Test your Spanish language skills as you immerse yourself on an interactive journey through Spain.
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    Catalonia: What happens now?

    Dr Paul Kennedy shares his assessment of where the dissolution of the Catalonian parliament and announcement of new elections leaves both sides.

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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    01 Nov 2017

  • Catalonia: What happens now?

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    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 01 Nov 2017
    Dr Paul Kennedy shares his assessment of where the dissolution of the Catalonian parliament and announcement of new elections leaves both sides.
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    15 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    19 Oct 2017

  • Designing the Spanish nation

    Designing the Spanish nation Creative commons image Icon "Flag-map of Spain (subdivisions)" by Eddo - Own workThis vector image includes elements that have been taken or adapted from this:  Comunidades autónomas de España.svg.This vector image includes elements that have been taken or adapted from this:  Bandera de Andalucia.svg.This vector image includes elements that have been taken or adapted from this:  Flag of Aragon.svg.This vector image includes elements that have been taken or adapted from this:  Flag of Asturias.svg.This vector image includes elements that have been taken or adapted from this:  Flag of the Balearic Islands.svg.This vector image includes elements that have been taken or adapted from this:  Flag of the Canary Islands.svg.This vector image includes elements that have been taken or adapted from this:  Flag of Cantabria.svg.This vector image includes elements that have been taken or adapted from this:  Flag of Castile-La Mancha.svg.This vector image includes elements that have been taken or adapted from this:  Flag of Castile and León.svg.This vector image includes elements that have been taken or adapted from this:  Flag of Catalonia.svg.This vector image includes elements that have been taken or adapted from this:  Bandera de la Comunidad Valenciana (2x3).svg.This vector image includes elements that have been taken or adapted from this:  Flag of Extremadura.svg.This vector image includes elements that have been taken or adapted from this:  Flag of Galicia.svg.This vector image includes elements that have been taken or adapted from this:  Flag of La Rioja (with coat of arms).svg.This vector image includes elements that have been taken or adapted from this:  Flag of the Community of Madrid.svg.This vector image includes elements that have been taken or adapted from this:  Flag of the Basque Country.svg.This vector image includes elements that have been taken or adapted from this:  Flag of the Region of Murcia.svg.This vector image includes elements that have been taken or adapted from this:  Bandera de Navarra.svg.This vector image includes elements that have been taken or adapted from this:  Flag of the Canary Islands.svg.. Licensed under Public Domain via Wikimedia Commons. under Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 15 mins Updated 19 Oct 2017
    Delve into the politics behind the national symbols of modern Spain. 
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    Harry Potter and the Translator’s Challenge

    By Fernando Rosell-Aguilar

    How did translators go about converting the anagram 'Tom Marvolo Riddle'? Fernando Rosell-Aguilar explores the tricky business of translating J.K. Rowling's fun and creative words into 80 other languages.

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    15 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    20 Jul 2017

  • Harry Potter and the Translator’s Challenge

    Harry Potter and the Translator’s Challenge Copyrighted  image Icon Copyright: Fernando Rosell-Aguliar
    Introductory level Duration 15 mins Updated 20 Jul 2017
    How did translators go about converting the anagram 'Tom Marvolo Riddle'? Fernando Rosell-Aguilar explores the tricky business of translating J.K....
  • Fast, fun, free: Try some of our Spanish language items

    OpenLearn is full of short items where you can learn something fast, for free - and have some fun doing so. Here's a selection of easy ways to start with Spanish.

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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    21 Mar 2017

  • Fast, fun, free: Try some of our Spanish language items

    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 21 Mar 2017
    OpenLearn is full of short items where you can learn something fast, for free - and have some fun doing so. Here's a selection of easy ways to start with...
  • Methods in Motion: Communicating a challenge to liberal democracy

    By Dr Georgina Blakeley

    Dr Georgina Blakeley, Senior Lecturer in Politics, offers one way of approaching the study of the Spanish anti-austerity 15M movement.

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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    06 Mar 2017

  • Methods in Motion: Communicating a challenge to liberal democracy

    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 06 Mar 2017
    Dr Georgina Blakeley, Senior Lecturer in Politics, offers one way of approaching the study of the Spanish anti-austerity 15M movement.
  • Where a ban has been replaced by a bee

    By Simon Thompson

    Once, American children were punished for talking Spanish. Now, they're being celebrated.

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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    05 Aug 2016

  • Where a ban has been replaced by a bee

    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 05 Aug 2016
    Once, American children were punished for talking Spanish. Now, they're being celebrated.
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    Language variety all but disappears from the Eurovision song contest

    By Fernando Rosell-Aguilar

    Why has the English language dominated the Eurovision Song Contest once more? Fernando Rosell-Aguilar explores what the competition holds this year.

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    10 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    13 May 2016

  • Language variety all but disappears from the Eurovision song contest

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    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 13 May 2016
    Why has the English language dominated the Eurovision Song Contest once more? Fernando Rosell-Aguilar explores what the competition holds this year.

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    Intermediate Spanish: Cities with history

    In this free course Intermediate Spanish Cities with history you will learn about the history of Spain and the important place of Arab and Jewish cultures in Spanish history You will study a number of language points to help you talk about history and will write descriptive texts using a variety of stylistic devices

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    5 hours

    Level: 2 Intermediate

    Updated on:

    16 Jun 2019

  • Intermediate Spanish: Cities with history

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    Intermediate level Duration 5 hours Updated 16 Jun 2019
    In this free course, Intermediate Spanish: Cities with history, you will learn...
  • Advanced Spanish: Language in context

    This free course Advanced Spanish Language in context will develop your knowledge and understanding of the societies and cultures of Spain and Latin America and extend the practical skills of listening speaking reading and writing The course focuses on the many ways in which living languages notably Spanish adapt to the contexts in which they are used

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    4 hours

    Level: 3 Advanced

    Updated on:

    11 Dec 2018

  • Advanced Spanish: Language in context

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    Advanced Spanish: Language in context
    Advanced level Duration 4 hours Updated 11 Dec 2018
    This free course, Advanced Spanish: Language in context, will develop your...
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    Beginners’ Spanish: Getting around

    Do you want to improve your language skills and communicate more easily and effectively in Spanish This free course Beginners Spanish Getting around concentrates on Spanish as a tool for communication but it also provides some insights into Hispanic societies and cultures through authentic printed and audio materials This OpenLearn course focuses on public spaces and how to get by in a Hispanic city

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    20 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    02 Nov 2018

  • Beginners’ Spanish: Getting around

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    Do you want to improve your language skills and communicate more easily and...
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    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 course you will listen to Spanish speakers in a variety of situations

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    6 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    02 Nov 2018

  • Beginners’ Spanish: food and drink

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    Introductory level Duration 6 hours Updated 02 Nov 2018
    Do you want to improve your language skills and communicate more easily and...
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    Intermediate Spanish: Understanding spoken Spanish

    Welcome to this free course Intermediate Spanish Understanding spoken Spanish which is aimed at intermediate learners of Spanish with an interest in language and culture The sixhour course is designed to develop your understanding of spoken Spanish through six video portraits of people living in Spain It introduces you to naturally spoken language and gives clear advice on how to use authentic video resources as a useful and enjoyable learning tool Through completing various activities you will improve your active use of the language and develop the confidence to access further audiovisual resources and take your Spanish studies to a higher level

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    6 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    30 Oct 2018

  • Intermediate Spanish: Understanding spoken Spanish

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    Introductory level Duration 6 hours Updated 30 Oct 2018
    Welcome to this free course, Intermediate Spanish: Understanding spoken Spanish,...
  • Advanced Spanish: Protest song

    This free course Advanced Spanish Protest song will develop your knowledge and understanding of the societies and cultures of Spain and Latin America and extend the practical skills of listening speaking reading and writing The course focuses on protest song a musical genre that has played an important role in Hispanic society

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    4 hours

    Level: 3 Advanced

    Updated on:

    18 Oct 2018

  • Advanced Spanish: Protest song

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    Advanced Spanish: Protest song
    Advanced level Duration 4 hours Updated 18 Oct 2018
    This free course, Advanced Spanish: Protest song, will develop your knowledge and...
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    Advanced Spanish: Arts and crafts

    This free course Advanced Spanish Arts and crafts is designed to develop your knowledge and understanding of Spanishspeaking societies and cultures and extend the practical skills of listening speaking reading and writing You will examine the world of Spanish and LatinAmerican art and explore the difference between art and craft

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    12 hours

    Level: 3 Advanced

    Updated on:

    16 Oct 2018

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    Advanced level Duration 12 hours Updated 16 Oct 2018
    This free course, Advanced Spanish: Arts and crafts, is designed to develop your...
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    Advanced Spanish: Art in Buenos Aires

    This free course Advanced Spanish Art in Buenos Aires uses a documentary about artists in Buenos Aires to help you to develop your listening skills By assessing various parts of the documentary you will be able to extend your comprehension of spoken Spanish

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    4 hours

    Level: 3 Advanced

    Updated on:

    16 Oct 2018

  • Advanced Spanish: Art in Buenos Aires

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    Advanced level Duration 4 hours Updated 16 Oct 2018
    This free course, Advanced Spanish: Art in Buenos Aires, uses a documentary about...
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    A Buen Puerto: Fast Forward in Spanish

    This is an advanced-level course using a variety of authentic materials from Spain and Latin America to improve your language skills and knowledge of Spanish...

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    1 hour 30 mins

    Level: 3 Advanced

    Updated on:

    03 Sep 2008

  • A Buen Puerto: Fast Forward in Spanish

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    Advanced level Duration 1 hour 30 mins Updated 03 Sep 2008
    This is an advanced-level course using a variety of authentic materials from Spain...

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